THE TORONTO ROMA COMMUNITY CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2018
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2 PM - 6 PM,
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
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
MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM
Hours of Operation
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.
Sistema Toronto - Tomas and the Gypsy Violin
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:
Co-founder, Executive Director
CANADIAN ROMANI ALLIANCE
A United Romani Voice
Education | Advocacy | Human Rights
Vancouver (604) 657-9049 | Toronto (416) 561-0770
Roma Community Centre, Toronto
Chirkili Arts Collective, Toronto
United Roma of Hamilton
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
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.