Youth Network News and Events

The FCJ Youth Network has shaped a positive and inclusive space to welcome migrant and refugee youth from around the world. The group works from a strong intersectional framework, and welcomes anyone regardless of their immigration status, gender identity, sexual identity, language ability, length of time in Canada, skin colour, country of origin, or any other aspect of their identity. The group strives to celebrate the resilience and potential of each of its members, and address the multiple barriers that impede their full and equitable participation in Canadian society. The group is open for migrant and refugee youth between the ages of 14 and 25 (and allies).


Registration is open for a new semester of the Uprooted U and Uprooted Jr programs

We’re so excited to announce new semesters of the Uprooted U and Uprooted Jr programs, and we’re thrilled to be welcoming back our amazing teacher Tyler Correia to both of them. These courses are an immersive academic experience, with weekly online classes focusing on literature, social status, world events, and the evolving political climate we…

Free Music Classes

As a part of our Uprooted Junior Program, FCJ Refugee Centre & Musicbox Children’s Charity are offering free music classes. Where: Through Zoom When: Thursday afternoons Time: 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Come together to learn a new skill, share in music and have fun! For more information and to register, please contact: victoria.zea@fcjrefugeecentre.org

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…

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…

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…

‘Navigating the Divider,’ a New Program for Newcomer Youth

The FCJ Refugee Centre is launching Navigating the Divider, a new program supporting newcomer youth and community members to develop employability skills. This program will empower youth to reach their full potential, learn about their rights, and develop new skills. The program has been cultivated through a joint program between students at York University and…

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…

Launching our new Child Minding program in 2021

We know with all this COVID-19 situation, everything is getting canceled. Especially activities with our kids like sports and performing arts. For many parents, who are practicing social distancing with their kids at home, finding ways to break up the day and give your kids a sense of routine has been a real challenge. It’s very difficult…

Uprooted U program registration

We are very excited to launch our new Uprooted U program on Fridays at 2:00 pm. The program is for youth who graduated from High School, and because of their precarious status are not able to do the next steps undergraduate degree or a college program and feeling a bit lost or maybe looking for…

Join our Uprooted U online

We are very excited to launching our new Uprooted U program on Fridays at 2:00 pm leading by Tyler Correia. Classes are held online via Zoom, every Friday at 2 o’clock beginning this Friday October 16th, 2020! For more information visit the FCJ Refugee Centre Website or contact fcjyn@fcjrefugeecentre.org Tyler Correia is a PhD candidate…

The Bestie Book: Summer Edition

We know that the last couple of months have been anyhing but ordinary. But if there’s one thing we want you to know, it’s that we’re still here. Our door is still open. Home is still here. And you can count on us. We feel so privileged to have been able to move our weekly…

FCJ Youth Network Virtual Activities

Activities online implemented by the FCJ Youth Network during the COVID-19: Online Wednesdays Meetings The FCJ Youth Network keeps the Wednesdays meetings but now they are virtual meetings. Movie Nights on Thursdays Virtual Family Dinners FCJ Youth Network is doing Virtual Family Dinners last Wednesday of every month. You are invited to join the group!…

Filmmaking Youth Project

FCJ Youth Network is inviting newcomer youth interested in learn about storytelling and filmmaking. The project “The Past, The Present, Our Future” was launched with the Storytelling series of workshops that are taking place on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm. Great turn out at the first storytelling workshop at FCJ Refugee Centre. The workshop…

The FCJ Youth Network Recipe Book

On the last Wednesday of every month the FCJ Youth Network gather to celebrate a night full of amazing food, culture and music. During the Family Dinner, the youth are ready to share a special recipe that they have selected from home. The secret of every recipe is a special ingredient: a lot of love!…

Thank you for your support and make it possible

Thanks to your support we were able to make it at the Youth Action Gathering, YAG. The YAG was  hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees in Moncton, New Brunswick and we had a wonderful time! In preparation for this trip, we did a lot of fundraising including hosting two community dinners, and the creation…