By FCJ Refugee Center
“I find my job at the FCJ Refugee Centre interesting as I interact with newcomers from different countries almost every day,” said Jo-Anne who just joined FCJ for a 6 week coop placement as a receptionist.
FCJ Refugee Centre in partnership with St. Stephen’s Community House supports young people and newcomers and other community members by assisting them in how to prepare for and get a job. We provide co-op placement opportunities at multiple levels at the FCJ Refugee Centre.
In addition to gaining experience as a receptionist and earning professional skills, Jo-Anne also found a culture of caring and support at the FCJ Refugee Centre. “I found everyone is so caring in this office,” said Jo-Anne, “people come and volunteer their time even though they don’t have to do that”.
As winter is coming, people have been donating winter clothing for vulnerable newcomers and uprooted people. Similarly to many others who make donations, Jo-Anne also tries to take part by also providing support when she is faced with someone in great need among the people who are referred to FCJ. “Once a lady came to FCJ straight from the airport and I gave her my own coat as she did not have one for the cold weather,” Jo-Anne explained.
To read more about FCJ Refugee Centre works please visit out website: www.fcjrefugeecentre.org