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Newcomer Program

 

September 2018 Program Calendar 

The Newcomer Youth Program is offered to youth ages 12 – 21, who are permanent residents or conventional refugees. The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  The program provides free programs every month that include volunteer opportunities, sports events, workshops and trips around Toronto.

Programs fall within the following streams:

Orientation

This program stream provides psycho-educational and social skills training as well as other tools to assist Newcomer Youth and their families with the settlement process.  The importance of positive mental health and mental health stigma are discussed and connected to the immigration experience.  Information and strategies are explored through innovative and out of the box practices.  The Orientation stream also provides training to service providers and/or youth in schools and other community agencies on various mental health topics.

Welcoming Communities

This program stream provides newcomer youth and their families with the support, skills and training they need during the settlement and acculturation process. Newcomer youth receive leadership and mentorship training.  They also receive homework help and educational supports to ensure they do well in school and develop employment skills.  Program workers focus on providing youth with information, skills and knowledge to help them adapt, settle, and integrate into Canadian life.  Workshops on topics such as communication and social skills, cross cultural and diversity skills, and navigation on public transit are provided.  The Welcoming Communities program also provides training to service providers and/or youth in schools and other community agencies on various settlement topics.

A group of newcomer youth holding up t-shirt designs

Newcomer Youth Program Participants showcasing their expressive arts projects

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For additional information please call 416-438-3697 ext. 13233 or 13239