Newcomer Youth Resources

Document TitleSorted By Document Title In Ascending OrderDescriptionDocumentPublisherDate
Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich CountriesThis Innocenti Report Card 14 offers an assessment of child well-being in the context of sustainable development cross 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic C-operation and DevelopmentDocumentUNICEF2017
Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Youth Children and Their FamiliesThis resource guide will provide program staff with the knowledge and tools they'll need to better understand and respond to the unique experiences and needs of Syrian refugee children. The resource also includes tip sheets filled with practical strategies that are designed to be taken straight off the page and put into practice.DocumentCMAS Supporting Child Care in the Settlement Sector2015
Child and Youth Health Data Sources ProjectThe Summary of process and findings from the Public Health Ontario project which created a useful inventory of existing data sources that measure child and youth health in OntarioDocumentPublic Health Ontario2015
Don't Forget the Kids: How Immigration Policy Can Help Immigrants' ChildrenThis e-brief addresses the need for Canadian immigration policy to focus on the longer-term social prospects of immigrants, and particularly the capacity of their children to become successful and self-sufficient adults.DocumentC.D. Howe Institute2014
From Youth to YouA toolkit about newcomer youth engagement. The objectives of this toolkit are to promote promising practices and help ensure that newcomer youth are given equitable opportunities to fully participate in Canadian society, and steer their own course through their immigration and settlement process.DocumentFCJ Youth Network 
Girls in Youth Spaces: An Evaluation of Young Women’s Experiences Accessing Youth Drop-InsThis June 2016 report outlines the barriers to girls accessing mixed gender youth drop-ins and recommends strategies for making such spaces more welcoming. DocumentSocial Planning Toronto June 2016
Guide for International Students in Toronto Secondary SchoolsThis handbook will help international students learn more about Toronto and about Canadians. It contains information about transportation, leisure activities, health care, post-secondary education and other useful topics. DocumentCultureLInk, ACCES Employment, WoodGreen2016
Guidebook for Unaccompanied Newcomer Youth to CanadaA guidebook for unaccompanied youth that list resources for employment, education, housing, support services, information on obtaining important documents, legal aid and much more.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Hidden in Our Midst: Homeless Newcomer Youth in TorontoA PowerPoint presentation giving an overview of the research project, objectives, methodology, data collection and preliminary themesDocumentCentre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children's Aid Society of Toronto 
Hidden in Our Midst: Homeless Newcomer Youth in Toronto - Uncovering the Supports to Prevent and Reduce HomelessnessThis study is an initial attempt to assess the needs of the newcomer youth population within the context of homelessness prevention and reduction Canada.DocumentCentre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children's Aid Society of Toronto2014
I Am TodayMeet Rupesh, Praise, and Marwa, three youth who came to Canada as refugees. Their experiences shape them, and their dreams drive them.DocumentIANS2018
Mental Health & Addictions Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-line ProvidersThis intervention guide was developed to provide timely and relevant guidance to direct service providers on how to intervene more effectively with youth who have experienced homelessness. DocumentCanadian Observatory on Homelessness2018
Newcomer Youth Access to Recreation in Toronto: Relationships, Resources and RelevanceIn the spring of 2015, Social Planning Toronto (SPT) lead a research study on the barriers, facilitators and effective outreach methods for newcomer youth accessing recreation in Tornoto. This report summarizes findings from focus groups and consultations with 60 newcomer youth and 50 newcomer parents in Toronto. Results from a small-scale survey with frontline service providers are also included.DocumentSocial Planning Toronto2016
Newcomer Youth Recreation ForumDespite the many benefits of recreation in health and in settlement, newcomer youth have much lower participation rates compared to their peers. On Monday, June 12, 2017, more than 120 young people, service providers, volunteers, and elected officials gathered at Toronto City Hall to explore ways to improve access to recreation for newcomer youth. This is a summary of the afternoon and themes that emerged.DocumentSocial Planning Toronto2017
Uprooted EducationA report card on the Ontario Education system from the perspective of newcomer youth. This participatory research project explores how the unique trajectories and social locations of precarious immigration status migrant youth intersect with access and involvement in Ontario high schools. The findings of this project explore five salient themes: Getting In, Equitable Participation, Anti-Discrimination, Support and Moving On.DocumentFCJ Youth Network2016
What keeps young immigrant adults in Regent Park out of gang and drug-related activity?This research originally intended to focus on what may expose youth to (or buffer them from) involvement in gang and drug-related activity, however research shifted to focus on the effects of the revitalization on the youth in Regent Park.DocumentCERIS2013
Young, Alone and New to TorontoA quick guide to the essentials of living as a young person in Toronto, from employment, schooling, support services, health to legal aid.DocumentToronto South Local Immigration Partnership2016
Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP)List of members contact informationDocumentCity of Toronto2014
Youth Rights! Right Now!A Human Rights Guide to ending youth homelessness. This guide will help you develop a strategy to address youth homelessness through a human rights framework to ensure that the stakeholders involved in this vital work are better equipped to tackle homelessness.DocumentCanada Without Poverty2016

Newcomer Youth Websites

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NewYouth.caA website for newcomer youth in Ontario. This site is a place for young newcomers to find reliable information and services to access. You can read articles or watch informative videos on newcomer youth-related issues, find services and programs near you, and find newcomer youth-related events to attend.WebsiteOCASI
Ontario Coalition for Children and Youth Mental HealthThe Ontario Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health unites education, mental health, community and health sectors in a movement to promote the priority of social and emotional well-being as a part of healthy child development in Ontario and to make it a priority that drives integrated public policy in the province.WebsiteOntario Public School Boards' Association
Ontario Justice Education NetworkThe Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is a charitable not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with a province-wide mandate. We develop innovative educational tools that introduce young people to the justice system, help them understand the law, and build their legal capability. We work to help prepare young people to manage the legal aspects of problems that arise in their own lives.WebsiteOntario Justice Education Network
Youth Employment Services (YES)Online resources for youth looking for employment, including Online Employment Training, Mentorship and access to Magnet, an online job searching service. WebsiteYES
Youth TOA new web portal to search for youth services by keyword, topic, language and accessibility. Interactive map and events calendarWebsiteCity of Toronto