Newcomer Youth Engagement Program

The Newcomer Youth Engagement Program is for youth ages 12 to 21 who are immigrants to Canada and are permanent residents or conventional refugees.

Type:

After School, Drop-in, Youth Programming

Age:

12 โ€“ 21 years

Fees:

Free

Referral:

No referral required

Eligibility:

Must be a permanent resident or conventional refugee
*Please bring your ID when you drop in.

Languages offered:

English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Urdu *Others available upon request

Location:

1200 Markham Road, Suite 313, Scarborough

Hours:

Hours vary based on monthly schedule.
Check out our calendar!

Program focus: Immigration, Skill Development, Socializing

Check out our holiday event with the youth and their families ๐Ÿ˜Š #newcomeryouth #scarborough #youth #newcomer #holiday #gingerbread #familynight

Check out our holiday event with the youth and their families ๐Ÿ˜Š #newcomeryouth #scarborough #youth #newcomer #holiday #gingerbread #familynight

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ Iโ€™m the newest member of the Newcomer Youth Engagement Team! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰

Get to know me๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ:

	1.	I have lived in South Korea, China, and Canada!

	2.	I was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka!

	3.	I love travelling and eating around the worldโ€ฆ I have been to 15+ countries!

P.S - I used to be the Newcomer Youth Leadership Advisor at YMCA!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

#newcomeryouthengagementprogram #newcomerprogram #stridestoronto

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ Iโ€™m the newest member of the Newcomer Youth Engagement Team! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰

Get to know me๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ:

1. I have lived in South Korea, China, and Canada!

2. I was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka!

3. I love travelling and eating around the worldโ€ฆ I have been to 15+ countries!

P.S – I used to be the Newcomer Youth Leadership Advisor at YMCA!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

#newcomeryouthengagementprogram #newcomerprogram #stridestoronto

Welcoming the New Year with our amazing newcomer youth at the STC Night of Lights #newcomer #youth #newyear #stridestoronto #newcomeryouth #scarborough

Welcoming the New Year with our amazing newcomer youth at the STC Night of Lights #newcomer #youth #newyear #stridestoronto #newcomeryouth #scarborough

๐Ÿ“ŒPROGRAM UPDATE:

Please note that there are no programs from December 22 - January 5.

We will continue regular programming from January 8th, 2024

Staff is still available for support December 27 - 29 and January 2 - 5.

Wishing you all a wonderful time off and look forward to starting fresh in the New Year๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅฐ!!

#newcomeryouth #youthengagement #newcomeryouthengagement #scarborough #youth #freeprogramming #toronto #newcomer

๐Ÿ“ŒPROGRAM UPDATE:

Please note that there are no programs from December 22 – January 5.

We will continue regular programming from January 8th, 2024

Staff is still available for support December 27 – 29 and January 2 – 5.

Wishing you all a wonderful time off and look forward to starting fresh in the New Year๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅฐ!!

#newcomeryouth #youthengagement #newcomeryouthengagement #scarborough #youth #freeprogramming #toronto #newcomer

The Newcomer Youth Engagement Program is for youth ages 12 to 21 who are immigrants to Canada and are permanent residents or conventional refugees. The program provides free activities every month that include volunteer opportunities, sports events, workshops and trips around Toronto.

The Newcomer Program offers two types of service:

  1. Orientation
    This program provides information on mental health services and social skills training to help 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.
  2. Welcoming Communities
    This program provides newcomer youth and their families with the support, skills and training they need during the settlement 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.

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