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Toronto Public Health launches new community clinics for school-aged student vaccinations

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has just opened new community vaccination clinics to help school-aged children catch up on their routine vaccinations. In a press release, TPH highlighted that “keeping up to date with vaccinations is essential in maintaining high immunization coverage and effectively preventing and controlling various diseases.” The community clinics, opened since Friday, January…

Holiday Toys and Baskets Drive: Thank You!

Our traditional holiday toys and baskets distribution started! Thank you to everyone who donated and contributed to making our food drive a big success. Your support has made this holiday season special for 110 families in need. A special acknowledgment to the Toronto Star Children’s Charities Santa Claus Fund for the gift boxes, to CP24…

“A community builder”: Francisco Rico-Martínez receives posthumous Guthrie Award in a night to remember

“He was a community builder. He believed we can’t do the work we do without being in solidarity and building community with a human rights lens.” This is how Loly Rico, the Executive Director of FCJ Refugee Centre, described her husband, the late Francisco Rico-Martínez, during the ceremony of the 2023 Guthrie Award, presented posthumously…

Our Fall 2023 Newsletter is ready!

Our Fall 2023 Newsletter is ready! Check it out to find all the information about the prestigious Guthrie Award received posthumously by our beloved co-director Francisco Rico-Martínez; the participation of the FCJ Youth Network at the CCR Youth Action Gathering; an update of the services we provide in our primary health clinic; the Open House…

Raise Awareness and Combat Human Trafficking: Launching the Stay Awake Campaign 2023

The Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking would like to introduce a new edition of the #StayAwakeCampaign. The #StayAwakeCampaign is a dedicated initiative spotlighting human trafficking among precarious migrant youth. Through this campaign, we adopt an intersectional lens, addressing the intertwined vulnerabilities and oppressions faced by migrant youth. We’ll focus on: Understanding human trafficking: Demystifying myths…

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