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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;…

Supporting the vaccination of residents of Toronto without OHIP cards

The City of Toronto is partnering with the FCJ Refugee Centre to help people without an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card get the COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto. The Province of Ontario has clearly stated that if you do not have an Ontario health card at all, you are still eligible for the vaccine. Residents…

Monthly Family Dinner: It’s Snack Time!

This April, the FCJ Youth Network is happy to be continuing our monthly family dinner tradition, this time with a twist! For our Family Dinner: Snack Takeover, we invite the newcomer youth in our community to join us with their favourite snack. During our virtual family dinner, everyone will share with the group why their…

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…

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