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April 8th International Roma Day

International roma day april 8 2018 poster for website

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION PARTY, 2017

Join us for a real Roma Christmas celebration, Friday Dec 22, starting at 6 pm, at the Bonar Parkdale Church, at 250 Dunn Avenue!

Join us for a real Roma Christmas celebration, Friday Dec 22, starting at 6 pm, at the Bonar Parkdale Church, at 250 Dunn Avenue!

Join us for our annual Christmas Fundraiser and Party at The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, on FRIDAY DEC 15, starting at 10 PM until closing.  Tickets are $20 at the door.

Join us for our annual Christmas Fundraiser and Party at The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, on FRIDAY DEC 15, starting at 10 PM until closing. Tickets are $20 at the door.

NEW!

DATE CHANGE FROM OCTOBER 14 TO OCTOBER 21!

NEW!

DATE CHANGE FROM OCTOBER 14 TO OCTOBER 21!

 


We are located at 2340 Dundas St. West, Suite #301, in partnership with Culture Link Canada Refugee Resettlement

As we do not currently have core funding, we maintain a very small office with only volunteers for administration and the Board of Directors.  We recommend you call our voicemail system and leave a message to make an appointment - 416-546-2524
 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:
FRIDAY'S FROM 12 PM - 5 PM ONLY
 
 


Please call 416-546-2524 (English) when seeking our assistance
with obtaining proof/certification of Romanyi Nationality

UPCOMING ROMA EVENTS

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY CELEBRATION Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto
Roma Community Centre ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto
TRCC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY AND FUNDRAISER The Black Swan, Toronto The Black Swan, Toronto
The Toronto Roma Community Centre Culture Link Canada Board Room, Toronto Culture Link Canada Board Room, Toronto
Holocaust Commemoration Event Roncesvalles Theatre - Revue Cinema, Toronto Roncesvalles Theatre - Revue Cinema, Toronto
Gipsy Krompachy Celebration Lithuanian House , Toronto Lithuanian House , Toronto
INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY CELEBRATION Lula Lounge, Toronto Lula Lounge, Toronto
Roma Community Centre CULTURE LINK CANADA, Toronto, Ontario CULTURE LINK CANADA, Toronto, Ontario
Roma Community Centre ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BBQ TBD, Toronto, Ontario TBD, Toronto, Ontario
A People Uncounted Roncesvalles Theatre - Revue Cinema, Toronto Roncesvalles Theatre - Revue Cinema, Toronto
Roma Community Centre BOARD MEETING Culture Link Canada Board Room Culture Link Canada Board Room
Roma Community Centre Board Meeting Culture Link Canada Board Room, Toronto Culture Link Canada Board Room, Toronto
 —  — International Roma Day Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto

SUNDAY APRIL 9 - INTERNATIONAL ROMANI DAY CELEBRATION

Join us to celebrate International Roma Day on Sunday April 9th at Lula Lounge.  Doors open at 4:30 PM for the book signing event, and then there will be live Romani music and dancing until 11 PM.

Join us to celebrate International Roma Day on Sunday April 9th at Lula Lounge. Doors open at 4:30 PM for the book signing event, and then there will be live Romani music and dancing until 11 PM.

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International Roma Day Celebration from April 8

Annual AGM and BBQ Event, August 7, 2016

Holocaust Commemoration Event at The Revue Cinema, August 2, 2016

Reserve your tickets now:

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Reserve your tickets now:

Reserve Your Seats Now

YEARLY MEMBERSHIP

Purchase a yearly membership for only $40 here, as of July 1, 2017.  Must be 16 years of age and older.
 
 
 

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM

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Hours of Operation

We are located within CultureLink Canada's offices at 2340 Dundas Street West, Suite #301 (third floor) on
FRIDAYS ONLY, 2 PM TO 5 PM.

We can be reached by phone at 416-546-2524 during these hours and occasionally at other times throughout the week.  (Please leave a message)


Our full mailing address is:
The Toronto Roma Community Centre, c/o CultureLink Canada
2340 Dundas Street West, Suite #301,
Toronto, ON M6P 4A9

Tomas and the Gypsy Violin



We are very pleased to support and promote an amazing new publication by Robert Eisenberg, titled Tomas and the Gypsy Violin, and available for sale through the below links.  This book reaches your heart, tugs away on your emotions and registers as honest, true, and believable. 

"it is a simple but powerful tale about the transformative power of music. It concerns an orphaned Roma child, Tomas, who is adopted by a Toronto couple. A book about the love of music and the love of parent and child, it is also one of the very few books that deal with the Roma community in Toronto."

Sales from the book are being donated to Sistema Toronto by the author, Mr. Eisenberg, who is also a founding member of this worthwhile organization dedicated to providing musical outlets to children.  

Sistema Toronto is a social development program that builds a sense of community, self-respect, and mutual support in children. Our free, intensive, ensemble-based music lessons inspire children at risk to realize their full potential as students and citizens through the pursuit of musical excellence.


BUY HERE:  

Sistema Toronto - Tomas and the Gypsy Violin

Quattro Books

Amazon.ca


 
GREAT NEWS!

As of September 1, 2015:  We have successfully worked on a partnership with CultureLink, and will be sharing space with them at their offices.  OUR NEW ADDRESS IS 2340 Dundas Street West, in Crossways Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 301, and we will be at this location each Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.  

We are located across from the Dundas West Subway station at Dundas and Bloor Street West.  


Please contact us at 416-546-2524 - phone calls and office visits are being scheduled for Friday only each week.  

Please visit our partner, CultureLink, at www.culturelink.ca/
We are very grateful for their support and friendship

Call for Action - Roma individuals who have been former clients of failed immigration hearings are asked to contact us, including those who have been deported. 
 
This initiative is being headed up by Gina Csanyi-Robah of the Canadian Romani Alliance, and she may be reached at:
 
Gina Csanyi-Robah
Co-founder, Executive Director
 
CANADIAN ROMANI ALLIANCE
A United Romani Voice
Education | Advocacy | Human Rights
Vancouver (604) 657-9049 | Toronto (416) 561-0770

 
Member Organizations:
Roma Community Centre, Toronto
Chirkili Arts Collective, Toronto
United Roma of Hamilton
 
Facebook
www.facebook.com/CanadianRomaniAlliance
Twitter
https://twitter.com/CanadianRomaAll
 
The Toronto Roma Community Centre supports and appreciates the important work that Ms Csanyi-Robah is doing in order to gain acceptance and understanding of the Roma community - not just in Canada, but globally!  In particular, her focus on immigration inequities is in alliance with our beliefs, and we thank her for her energy and passion.  TRCC
 
 



 

MONTHLY DONATION

OUR VISION: 

The Toronto Roma Community Centre works to strengthen and unify Romani people throughout the world in striving for social justice, human rights and self-determinatio
n. 

 

We celebrate Roma cultural diversity, history, and achievements.


The Toronto Roma Community Centre is committed to:

  • Building community support for Roma in Canada
  • Public education regarding multiculturalism and human rights
  • Partnering with other organizations to work towards common goals

 


 

We are looking for supporters of our work to pitch in and help support the struggle by becoming a part of our new Sustainable Sponsorship Membership program - 100 new members at $5 per month - this will allow us to help cover some of our operating costs and maintain our community activism work on behalf of the Roma. 

Please donate what you can. Five dollars helps. Ten dollars helps. And if you can afford to give more please do.

For years, the Toronto Roma Community centre have been at the forefront of fighting for Romani refugees and their families to attain dignity, justice, and self-sufficiency here in Canada, while fighting against systemic institutional oppression and negative stereotypes. Each day we are engaged in the fight against unfair immigration policies and widespread racism, and we advocate and seek to change unjust systems that are heavily stacked against the Roma community. 

 

All of this is carried out on a shoestring budget. Year after year we scrape by on the generosity of our members and supporters, primarily by those who answer our emergency appeals for cash when we are on the brink of laying off staff or closing our office. Our monthly expenses are kept low. We pay our staff what we can, cover basic bills and operate a small office, yet we often run short at covering our expenses.


Our goal is to change all of that.
 

To become a monthly sustainer, you can use your credit card and purchase through PayPal, using the 'SUBSCRIBE' button above.

Monthly members gain access to events, and will receive, for a limited time only, a free download of the Romani Anthem, Zelem Zelem, as performed by Micheal T. Butch's band, The Gypsy Rebels.


 

Please join our mailing list for the latest news and events

Receive a free Download of 'Zelem, Zelem' by Micheal T. Butch and The Gypsy Rebels when you add your email address to our database. Thank you!