Episode #164: Being a Placement Student at the FCJ Refugee Centre

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Episode #164: Being a Placement Student at the FCJ Refugee Centre
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In this new episode of Borderless Voices, Junru Huang shares her experience as a York University Placement Student with the Youth & Access To Education Programs at FCJ Refugee Centre.

Episode #41: Superheroes Without Borders #10: JJ

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Episode #41: Superheroes Without Borders #10: JJ
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This new episode of Superheroes Without Borders features an interview with JJ, a superhero migrant who discusses her journey and motivations. She chose the superhero name JJ to be unique and values empowering women and men. Her migrant journey to Canada was not by choice, but she found purpose in helping others, influenced by her upbringing and cultural background. She faced challenges like living alone at 18 and struggling to find support after leaving her workplace.

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Episode #163: Volunteer Stories: Teaching Music at the FCJ Refugee Centre

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Episode #163: Volunteer Stories: Teaching Music at the FCJ Refugee Centre
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In this new episode of Borderless Voices, Chloe and Luca share their experiences as volunteer instructors in our MusicBox program, which offers free music classes to children between 6 and 12 years old through fun, educational and engaging activities.

The program is offered by the FCJ Refugee Centre and Musicbox Children’s Charity, as a part of our Uprooted Junior Program.

Episode #40: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Collaborative Youth Action

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Episode #40: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Collaborative Youth Action
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The FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Network, in collaboration with Mary Ward Centre, Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and the CCR Youth Network, is immersed in a project to delve deeper into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), inviting and mobilizing young newcomers and refugees across Canada to advocate for change, using both these UN goals and Canada’s commitment to leaving no one behind in achieving a better future. In this new episode of Home is Here we learn more about this project and how the youth are designing strategies to achieve greater engagement and help make the SDGs a reality.

Episode #162: Refugee Rights Day: The Need for a National Plan to Provide Better Services to Refugee Claimants

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Episode #162: Refugee Rights Day: The Need for a National Plan to Provide Better Services to Refugee Claimants
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Refugee Rights Day is celebrated every year in Canada on April 4th, the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1985 ruling that stated that refugee claimants are entitled to fundamental rights.

On this episode of Borderless Voices we talk about the importance of this day with Loly Rico, FCJ Refugee Centre’s Founder.

Episode #39: Superheroes Without Borders #9: Super Jolly

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Episode #39: Superheroes Without Borders #9: Super Jolly
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In this new episode we meet Super Jolly, a new immigrant to Canada that arrived from Mexico and is full of positive energy and good avice. Super Jolly reveals her superpower (“something that I try to use both for others and for myself,” she says) and, among many other things, shares her experience of adapting to a new culture without losing her roots.

Episode #161: Food Labelling: Best Before Doesn’t Mean Bad After

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Episode #161: Food Labelling: Best Before Doesn’t Mean Bad After
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Krish Thayaland, Manager of Training and Education at Second Harvest, facilitated a great workshop at the FCJ Refugee Centre about food date labelling. In the workshop, organized by our Food Security Program, Thayaland talked about the difference between “best before” and expiration dates, gave us a lot of useful information, and explained that “best before” doesn’t mean “bad after”, and how understanding that can really help to combat food waste. In this new episode of Borderless Voices he talks a little more about the workshop, and also about the important work carried out by Second Harvest, an organization that has been collaborating with FCJ Refugee Centre for many years.

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Episode #38 (Spanish): Superheroes Without Borders #8: Mujer Maravilla

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Episode #38 (Spanish): Superheroes Without Borders #8: Mujer Maravilla
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En este nuevo episodio de nuestra serie Superhéroes sin fronteras conocemos a Mujer Maravilla, quien nos cuenta cómo descubrió su superpoder, y cómo su experiencia como migrante ha sido fundamental para desarrollarlo y para aprender a ponerlo en práctica ayudando a los demás. Mujer Maravilla nos habla también de su experiencia desde que llegó a Canadá, así como de los desafíos, y también la ayuda, que ha encontrado en el camino. Y nos deja un consejo: “Nunca se dejen vencer, busquen apoyo, sigan adelante”.

Episode #160: Visa Requirements for Mexican Citizens: A Step Back

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Episode #160: Visa Requirements for Mexican Citizens: A Step Back
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The federal government is reimposing visa requirements on Mexican nationals visiting Canada, with new rules that started taking effect on February 29. In this episode of Borderless Voices, FCJ Refugee Centre’s Executive Director, Loly Rico, talks about the context of this measure, why it is being adopted now, the impact it will have on the most vulnerable people, and the position of the FCJ Refugee Centre about it.

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Episode #159: International Women’s Day 2024: No One Is Free Until We Are All Free

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Episode #159: International Women’s Day 2024: No One Is Free Until We Are All Free
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Loly Rico, FCJ Refugee Centre’s Executive Director, invites you to join us this Saturday, March 2, for the rally and march that will take place in Toronto on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2024, under the slogan No one is free until we are all free.

Express your support and solidarity with all oppressed women and with women who live in precarious situations, both in the world and in our own city, right now.

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