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Canada announces new pathway to permanent status for 90,000 essential workers and international graduates

The Federal Government introduced a new pathway to permanent residency for up to 90,000 foreign nationals working in Canada in essential jobs such as personal support and health services, and international graduates already in Canada, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced Wednesday. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provided a list of occupations that are deemed essential….

Registration is open for a new semester of the Uprooted U program

We’re so excited to announce that the second semester of Uprooted U will begin on May 4th 2021. And we’re thrilled to be welcoming back our amazing co-teachers, Tyler Correia and Jesse Kohut. Held over twelve weeks, this semester will offer a weekly two hour blended course, incorporating foundational academic skill building and advanced implementation…

We are here for you

In solidarity with all of those who have been left behind during this pandemic, the FCJ Refugee Centre has been determined to be an open door in a global lockdown. We have been more active than ever, and we want to share some of this with you. Transparency is our way to say thank you…

“A historical moment”: COVID-19 vaccination at the FCJ Refugee Centre

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Toronto has expanded to refugee homes in the city, with hospital teams operating several pop-up clinics. On Tuesday, over 50 residents and staff at the FCJ Refugee Centre received their vaccines, in a vaccination day organized by the University Health Network’s Social Medicine Program and the Women’s College Hospital’s Crossroads…

When you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario

Ontario has a three-phase plan that prioritizes COVID-19 vaccines for those at greatest risk of severe illness and those who care for them. The province is currently completing Phase 1 of the plan. Phase 1 High-risk populations (approximately 1.8 million people) When December 2020 – March 2021 Who Congregate living for seniors Health care workers…

Women’s Entrepreneur Skills Workshops

Our Women’s Entrepreneur Skills Workshops are back! Facilitated by Carolina Gajardo, the workshops aim to connect women with each other and help them develop business skills, using their cultural abilities and traditions. Join us online every other Friday at 4:30pm, starting this Friday, March 12th. Zoom meeting link: Click here. Contact information: Maria Alejandra Ramirez…

English classes now also on weekends

We’re expanding our online courses with more English classes for beginners, now available also on weekends, every Saturday morning, from 10:00 to 11:00. For the Beginner English Class we send to the students an email every week with the link and the material that we will use in the class. This material includes basic grammar…

Youth Engagement Week

In connection with the CCR Youth Network‘s Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement Project, the FCJ Youth Network is organizing, this second week of March, the Youth Engagement Week. The event is focused on offering newcomer youth an opportunity to be leaders in their communities and tackle issues that affect them. The activities aim to help newcomer…

New Evening English Classes

We’re expanding our online courses with more English classes for beginners in the evening, Mondays and Thursdays, from 6.00pm to 7pm. For the Beginner English Class we send to the students an email every week with the link and the material that we will use in the class. This material includes basic grammar and vocabulary…

Community Engagement Initiative for the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

FCJ Refugee Centre is taking part of the National Action Plan to end Gender-Based Violence, with Women and Gender Equality Canada and YWCA Canada. In order to make concrete changes, voices from the communities impacted are essential. FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a series of consultations in different languages. These consultations will provide a space…

Human Trafficking is Still Happening in Canada

Human Trafficking Awareness Day (February 22nd, 2021) The Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network – TCHTN calls for awareness among all Canadians to recognize Human Trafficking as a growing concern across Canada. Despite the pandemic, human trafficking continues to take advantage of systemic issues such as poverty, inequity, and legislation focused on prosecuting criminals, as opposed…

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines will eventually be offered to all adults living in Canada. This fact sheet, verified by doctors, is the first in a series designed to give you accurate, verified medical information about these vaccines so you can make an informed choice. Key Messages: The COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Two…

Child Minding Program

Child Minding is a program funded by the City of Toronto and is looking to support children with their homework and other recreational activities after class. Kids can have support with Math, English or any homework from school. Also they can spend time learning how to make some crafts, easy recipes, music, doing some exercise…

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