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Employment Opportunity: Anti-Human Trafficking Migrant Case Worker

Application deadline: September 27th 2021, 5.00 pm Salary: $20 – $22/hr according to relevant experience Hours: 37.5 hours weekly The FCJ Refugee Centre strives to meet the diverse needs of uprooted people in communities across Ontario. The Anti-Human Trafficking Migrant Case worker is tasked to offer a holistic approach in supporting and responding to the…

Two Employment Opportunities at FCJ Refugee Centre

1. Anti-Human Trafficking Women’s Coordinator Application deadline: September 6th, 2021 Hours & salary: 37.5 hours weekly, $22.5/hr Start date: Immediately One year contract with a possibility for renewal and extension The Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) women’s coordinator is tasked with developing and implementing the women’s programming, through an anti-human trafficking lens at the FCJ Refugee Centre….

Afghanistan crisis – Information update

Special program for vulnerable Afghans The government announced on August 13 an expanded resettlement program, intended to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees. See web page (which is being updated). This program includes: A previously announced and active program for Afghans who worked for the Canadian government (“Special program for Afghans who assisted Canada”). These people can…

Toronto For All: Undocumented Residents Day

For 30 years, the FCJ Refugee Centre has been amplifying the voices of Toronto’s most marginalized communities: Undocumented Residents. We are proud to continue working alongside The City to invite all Torontonians to increase awareness, engage in discussion, and embrace Toronto as a true Sanctuary City, where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity. A…

Francisco Rico-Martínez, 1958-2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Francisco, who died in his home surrounded by his loved ones in the afternoon of Friday, August 13, 2021 at the age of 63. Because of COVID-19, attendance at the funeral will be by invitation only, but will be live streamed at…

Thank you for your love and solidarity

Francisco Rico-Martínez, co-director of FCJ Refugee Centre, was diagnosed with cancer last year and, at this point, it is clear that he doesn’t have much time left. He is at home and they are working to keep him comfortable. As you can imagine, this is very hard on Loly and his family, as well as…

Employment Opportunity: Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Coordinator

The AHT youth coordinator is tasked with developing and implementing the youth led programming, through an anti-human trafficking lens at the FCJ Refugee Centre. This work directly involves participation and coordination with the centre’s Youth Network, and the Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking.

FCJ Refugee Centre 30th Anniversary Open House

This year we had a very special Open House, with the launching of our 30th anniversary celebrations, surrounded by friends and supporters. Thank you so much to everyone for making this great journey possible! If you missed it or just want to enjoy it again, here is the video:

You are invited to our Open House: Launching our 30th Anniversary Celebration

We have never been more grateful for the community of support than we have in this last year. Because of each of you, we have been able to continue walking with refugees and precarious migrants in one of the most challenging times any of us have ever faced.  We’re proud to be an organization with…

COVID-19 Vaccine in Toronto: Pop-Up Clinics Map

You can attend a mobile/pop-up clinic in Toronto and the GTA to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many of these clinics have special eligibility criteria, including postal code and age. Most pop-up/mobile clinics do not require an appointment and are on a first-come, first serve basis as vaccine supplies last. Pop-up/mobile clinics are delivering either Pfizer…

COVID-19 vaccination for people without OHIP at the FCJ Refugee Centre

The City of Toronto is partnering with the FCJ Refugee Centre to help people without an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto. To get assistance booking a vaccination appointment at a City-operated immunization clinic, please send an email to vaccine@fcjrefugeecentre.org and include your complete name, phone and date…

The ‘Bestie Book’ Spring 2021 Edition is ready, check it out!

The FCJ Youth Network invites you to read the Spring 2021 Edition our Bestie Book. As both a recap of our past couple months, and a celebration of the members of our network, the Bestie Book is a space to amplify the voices of all migrant youth. In this edition you’ll find artwork, jokes, and…

Let’s celebrate Toronto Newcomer Day!

Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event held in May that welcomes newcomers to Toronto, helps them understand and access a range of services, and celebrates their contributions to the city. The event features a number of activities including a formal stage program, a citizenship ceremony for new Canadians, tours of City Hall, a newcomer…

Our Spring Newsletter is ready!

Our Spring 2021 Newsletter is ready! Check it out and find information about our new video, in which we tell you how we keep providing all our services during these difficult times; our Child Minding and English Classes programs; the FCJ Refugee Centre support in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign; our webinars, informative sessions and podcasts;…

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