The Uprooted Education Project: Access to education for precarious status migrant youth

Date + time: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 2pm

This webinar will detail a project undertaken the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto to explore how the unique trajectories and social locations of  migrant youth with precarious immigration status intersect with access to, and involvement in, Ontario high schools. Focusing on five salient themes, the webinar will provide participants with a deeper awareness of this issue, as well as promising practices, recommendations and possibilities for expanding the project to other provinces. 

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 2-3 pm (Eastern time)

Resource person:

Philip Ackerman, FCJ Refugee Centre, Toronto ON

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, Philip has worked extensively as an adult educator in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Canada. For the past few years he has worked with diverse newcomer populations, focusing most of his efforts on working with youth. Philip is the Resource Development and Youth Coordinator at the FCJ Refugee Centre, where he devotes himself to coordinating an ever-growing youth group and supporting newcomer youth in a variety of different areas. He is also the primary fundraiser and resource developer for the organization. Alongside his work at the FCJ Refugee Centre, Philip is part-time faculty at Seneca College, teaching courses in two different programs. He is also currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Community Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

* La présentation sera en anglais. Malheureusement on n'aura pas la possibilité d'offrir ce webinaire en français, mais les francophones sont bienvenus à poser leurs questions en français. Il y aura également une rencontre virtuelle à ce sujet au mois de mars 2016 où les gens sont invités à s'exprimer dans la langue de leur choix. *

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