Youth Settlement Program focuses on engaging youth and children in educational, social, recreational activities, sports and opportunities to develop skills through mentorship. Youth whom are Canadian citizens continually mingled with newcomer youth and children throughout the program for the mere purpose of establishing a safe, stimulating, enriching and integrative learning environment for newcomer youth. Our programs continue to be established upon the basis of uniqueness, to offer assistance to youth who are new to Canada whom are looking for work, fun social outings, homework help and to learn new skills – this is the foundation of the Y.A.Y. – Young Arab Youth program; a program created by the youth for the youth.
Workshops and sessions act as a bridge between youth and their community resources, to develop volunteers, provide new experiences and job search skills. These activities provide youth with open safe space to speak and share their stories, as well as to generate ideas and create and implement their own plans.
Our main focus is to promote positive engagement, civic participation, and smooth integration of newcomer youth within Canadian society. As well, we plan on engaging newcomer youth whom attend schooling within the Etobicoke surrounding domain, in the youth mentorship program, as volunteers or as participants.
We have successfully established a partnership with TCDSB – Toronto Catholic District School Board and SEPT – Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto program via North York Community House; we have already begun providing workshops to newcomer youth in the Arabic language regarding settlement-related issues and challenges that newcomer youth experience once they immigrate to a novel society. Networking and partnership has proved to excel our work and thus we will continue to establish more bridges with other non profit organizations to better meet the needs of newcomers.
Youth Settlement Program is committed to providing free of charge settlement services to newcomer youth between the ages of 13-24, and parents through the following components: