August 30, 2016
This video was produced by Campaign 2000. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:A film by Tiffany - Youth Volunteer. This film explores the immigrant experience in Canada and why we can only end child and family poverty together.
April 15, 2016
This video was created by Refugee Transitions HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Pursuing Dreams is a series of stories of overcoming odds. That of survival, resilience, and cross-cultural friendships. Stories in this series will highlight moments where opportunity was unlocked and a challenge overcome. Teens Jyoti, Fatuma and Win immigrated to the United States with their families, where they had to overcome lingual, cultural and social obstacles to succeed.
March 23, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less! 1. What was this research about?As a result of changing immigration policies, more and more youth in Canada are from ethno-racial minority immigrant communities (racialized newcomer youth). With Asia and the Middle East replacing Europe as the primary source of immigrants, a new generation of racially diverse youth are now an important group of the Canadian labour force. While the economic struggles and social...
January 19, 2016
In this episode Adrienne Carter speaks about her work with refugees and displaced people in a variety of countries and contexts. She shares stories, wisdom, and practice-based evidence from years supporting children, adolescents and parents who are dealing with trauma from both natural disasters and war. She talks about the similarities and distinctive aspects of both experiences. Adrienne Carter also discusses effective therapy interventions and unique cultural factors when providing mental health services in different contexts. Adrienne Carter is a psychotherapist and educator. She has...
January 11, 2016
Over half of all migrants to Canada are under 29 years of age and one quarter arrive as refugees. Studies on occupational achievements and labour market status have been largely ignored in favour of studies on adult migrants rather than on youth. This paper uses data collected from two sources: a national study of newly-arrived newcomer youth living in Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver using qualitative interviews, and a quantitative analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC). The focus of this paper is to use these datasets to better understand the high school...
January 07, 2016
This video was produced by the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:This video was created by a group of youth organized by Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization’s Youth Program (YOCISO) with a grant provided by the Canadian Council for Refugees under their Speak Up! Project.
December 02, 2015
This toolkit was developed by FCJ Refugee Centre. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Refugee, migrant and newcomer youth are met with challenges when attempting to access services and participate in programs in different areas such as: settlement, education, legal, employment, recreation, and the arts across the City of Toronto. This toolkit compiles insights on youth engagement from the voices of newcomer youth and newcomer youth serving organizations. The objectives of this toolkit are to promote promising practices and help ensure that newcomer youth are given equitable...
November 26, 2015
This report was published by the Centre for Research and Education in Human Services and Wilfrid Laurier University. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Pathways to Success: Immigrant Youth at High School research project was a partnership between the Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS) and Wilfrid Laurier University. The purpose of this project was to use Waterloo Region as a case study to explore factors that maximize positive outcomes (both social and academic) for immigrant youth in high school. The research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities...
November 15, 2015
This toolkit was developed by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Mentoring Immigrant Youth: A Toolkit for Program Coordinators is a comprehensive resource that is designed to offer program staff important background information, promising program practices, and strategies to build and sustain high-quality mentoring relationships for different categories of immigrant youth. Mentoring Immigrant Youth: A Toolkit for Program Coordinators acts as a supplemental guide to MENTOR’s How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program Using the Elements of...
October 23, 2015
This report was published by FrancoQueer. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Between March and December 2014, FrancoQueer and OCASI - the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants worked collaboratively on an assessment of the settlement and integration needs of Francophone LGBTQIA immigrants and refugees in Ontario. The assessment revealed an urgent need for French-language information and welcoming services to support Francophone LGBTQIA immigrants and refugees’ settlement and integration in Ontario