Important Christmas 2021 Information 

Hello to everyone!

It has once again been far to long since we have seen or heard from many of you but, rest assured, we can still be reached at anytime either by email at torontoromacommunitycentre@gmail.com or by phone at 416-546-2524.

With that said, we have important Christmas 2021 information to share.

As many of you know, things did not work out as we had hoped last year, not only with not being able to hold our beloved annual Christmas Party, but that we were unable to secure toy donations for the children.

We are hoping not to have that happen again this year but need your help.

We are once again in talks with Chum to secure some toys but, we need you to email us with the number of children you have in your home, as well as their ages by December 1st and please note we can only accept the first 100 children submitted.

So if you can kindly send that information to us as soon as possible, we can submit our need to Chum and hopefully, prayerfully, have some toys for the kids this year.

Alternatively, we are also accepting donations either through our paypal account or by e-transfer at torontoromacommunitycentre@gmail.com

Should you have any questions, please let us know, preferably by email.

Keep safe and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

 

Important & Exciting Christmas News to Share! 

Hello to all our wonderful Toronto Roma Community.

Needless to say, 2020 has brought lots of changes for all, least of all our little organization but more on that to come later.

The important and exciting news to share is that although due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to hold our in person Christmas Party this year, it does not mean there is nothing to celebrate.

Thanks to the extreme generosity of Amico's Pizza here in Toronto, who normally caters our Christmas Party, you have an opportunity to still enjoy one of their delicious turkey dinners, as Amico's has graciously offered to prepare 75 turkey dinners for our community family.

As well, Chum City has once again provided us with toy donations for all children 16 years and under! We will be receiving 300 items to be gifted but will need contact information from you as soon as possible, as well as ages and the number of children in your home.

So to receive your turkey dinner and toys, please email us at torontoromacommunitycentre@gmail.com with your complete name, full address, phone number, the number of children in your home, along with their ages and gender and finally, the number of family members living in your home, so we know how many turkey dinners your home will need.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through:

  • respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
  • close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands

Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is efficient when there is close contact.

 

Preventing coronavirus

Canadians should continue to think ahead about the actions that they can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, including:

 

Social distancing

Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.

This means making changes in your everyday routines to minimize close contact with others, including:

  • avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings
  • avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes
  • limiting contact with people at higher risk like older adults and those in poor health
  • keeping a distance of at least 2 arms-length (approximately 2 metres) from others

Hygiene

Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food
    • use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • when coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
    • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

Cleaning

Health Canada has published a list of hard surface disinfectants that are likely to be effective for use against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Although they do not claim to kill viruses such as COVID-19, cleaners can play a role in helping limit the transfer of microorganisms. Health Canada recommends cleaning often, using either regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water) the following high-touch surfaces:

  • toys
  • toilets
  • phones
  • electronics
  • door handles
  • bedside tables
  • television remotes

Wearing masks

If you are a healthy individual, the use of a mask is not recommended for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Wearing a mask when you are not ill may give a false sense of security. There is a potential risk of infection with improper mask use and disposal. They also need to be changed frequently.

However, your health care provider may recommend you wear a mask if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 while you are seeking or waiting for care. In this instance, masks are an appropriate part of infection prevention and control measures. The mask acts as a barrier and helps stop the tiny droplets from spreading you when you cough or sneeze.

 

STAY SAFE, STAY INSIDE, WASH YOUR HANDS AND KEEP AWAY FROM EVERYONE!  

We are holding a Christmas Party at the Bonar Parkdale Church in Parkdale again this year, but we find ourselves desperately low on funds to make this Christmas miracle happen. 

Please connect directly with Michael T Butch to send your donations, at 647-309-2713.

We are also holding an Annual General Meeting on December 7th at Culture Link offices, 2 PM to 5 PM, and we would love to see you there.  You may donate on this date and renew your membership as well.  

MAIN OFFICE
2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
Toronto ON M6P 4A9
T: 416-588-6288
F: 416-588-2435

 

ROMA HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL - SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 2019

Join with us at CultureLink Canada offices on Saturday August 3RD at 4 PM, THIRD FLOOR, to commemorate the Holocaust and genocide of many Romanyi people during World War II.

Join with us at CultureLink Canada offices on Saturday August 3RD at 4 PM, THIRD FLOOR, to commemorate the Holocaust and genocide of many Romanyi people during World War II.

THE TORONTO ROMA COMMUNITY CENTRE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY, 2018

Join us for our annual Christmas Party, at the Bonar-Parkdale Church, 250 Dunn Avenue, on Friday December 21, 6 PM to 10  PM.

FREE ADMISSION

Join us for our annual Christmas Party, at the Bonar-Parkdale Church, 250 Dunn Avenue, on Friday December 21, 6 PM to 10 PM.

FREE ADMISSION

THE TORONTO ROMA COMMUNITY CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2018

TRCC AGM OCTOBER 28, 2 PM

TRCC AGM OCTOBER 28, 2 PM

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2 PM - 6 PM,


ALL WELCOME!  


2340 DUNDAS ST WEST, 3RD FLOOR, SUITE 301 - BOARD ROOM

 

 

We will be taking new and existing membership names, and voting on current issues involving the TRCC.

As well, please connect with us if you would like to volunteer for this event.

 


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

SUNDAY APRIL 9 - INTERNATIONAL ROMANI DAY CELEBRATION

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

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