OUR VISION

Community empowerment and learning excellence.
Empowerment through advancement of education, relief of poverty,
sponsorship of refugees and advocacy for disadvantaged community groups.

OUR VISION

Community empowerment and learning excellence.
Empowerment through advancement of education, relief of poverty,
sponsorship of refugees and advocacy for disadvantaged community groups.

OUR MISSION

To create a platform for parents and children to work together to empower our children to be the skilled learners and leaders for a successful future. To reach the most destitute refugees, sponsor them and work to properly resettle them in Canada. To advocate for the rights of marginalized social classes, regardless of their origin, religious, sexual orientation etc.

OUR VALUE

Respect to the First Nations, Metis, Inuit and their land we are settled on. At FOCAS, we value respect, inclusivity, integrity, excellence, honesty, accountability, responsiveness, transparency, boldness and innovation

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Communication between groups is essential for success. We aim to move past the barriers of racism, language, religion, and culture to make room for effective social integration. By providing our services to the refugee and newcomer communities, we engage with their existing cultures to embark on the process of learning about their new home, Canada. Supports for new families; empowers the children, the youth, and the parents to become strong and engaged in the welfare of others, enabling them in turn to become contributing members of society.

OUR FRAMEWORK

We believe that immigrant children come to live in three worlds. In the home, most parents speak their native languages and practice the cultural traditions of their native country. They are raising their children in the way they were raised even if some of those traditions contradict the ways of the new home country. Our children learn the ways and the expectations of their parents. But once they are outside of the home if they don't learn to adapt to the majority culture around them they will begin to be cut off from paths of opportunities and relationships that will provide hope for a successful future in Canada. It is not that children must forget about the beauty and goodness of their native culture. It is very important for all children to know where they come from. Parents play a vital role in developing a healthy love for family traditions.
So while our children are learning what it means to be a part of their native culture, they also need to learn what it means to be part of the majority culture in their new homeland. it is also true that our children must learn to navigate the world that is school. School is the third culture that our children must adapt to. Behavioral and academic expectations at school may differ significantly from the expectations at home. Children must learn how to recognize that different cultural situations require different responses. Children need to learn how to act appropriately in any given situation, whether it is within their home culture, school culture, or outside the home.
We believe it is important to bridge the gap between culture being identified at home and the culture of the world outside the home, including school.

OUR PARTNERS AND FUNDERS

FOCAS Charity Number: 724460084 RR0002
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