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October 18, 2017
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? This report looks at the experiences of first-generation immigrant and refugee youth (FG-IRY) as they adjust to living in the United States. During this transition, FG-IRY often face difficulties, including trouble with their education, mental health problems, and high stress levels. Many of these youth also live in lower income areas and are exposed to violence; moreover, they...
September 30, 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?Mental health is a significant public health concern. To date, research findings related to the relationship between immigrant youth to Canada and mental health has been contradictory. Immigrant youth in Canada are underserved when it comes to their mental health needs. This research seeks to understand the range of factors that influence the mental health of young immigrants to...
July 19, 2016
This toolkit was published by the Ontario Community Integration Network. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Programming for immigrant and refugee youth is a developing field. People who work with newcomer youth use approaches taken from both the settlement services sector and from mainstream youth programming. They are also flexible and experimental, open to learning from youth what works best. This guide collects some of the best ideas and materials that are currently being shared on the World Wide Web.
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 03, 2015
This report was published by Interagency Coalition On Aids And Development. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Youth from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada face many similar issues with respect to the risk of contracting HIV. This report highlights several key issues affecting both communities of young people. This fact sheet was developed as a companion piece to the youth video “One Blood: Youth Linked in Action”.
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...