Category: Youth

Bridging Social Distance during COVID-19: Indigenous & Newcomer Youth Relationship Building Project

  A Métis master in social work student at the University of Manitoba thesis project has emerged from supporting both newcomer and Indigenous youth in various capacities, and experiencing alongside these youth the lack of good/community-driven information that each broad community has about the other, and how this can lead to misunderstandings, misperceptions and tension….

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CERI: Youth Engagement in Ethnocultural Organizations in Winnipeg

This report supplements a previous report, “Ethnocultural Community Organizations in Winnipeg: A Legacy Document“, that was written in 2018. Collectively, the two documents explore the role of ethnocultural community groups and organizations in providing services and supports for newcomers, and particularly refugees, in Winnipeg. The legacy document was written first to serve the immediate knowledge…

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CERIS: Immigrant Women, Youth and Seniors – Knowledge Synthesis Reports

The IWYS project is about three immigrant groups – women, youth, and seniors –  who each have special but different settlement needs in Canada. We want to know if they receive what they need in services. We also want to propose new service interventions for their successful settlement. This review of recent research on and…

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Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC)

The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is an alliance of scholars, community partners and government agencies committed to promoting the successful integration of refugee children, youth and their families.  While the Coalition was formed to contribute meaningfully to policies and interventions to facilitate the integration of recently arrived Syrian refugees to Canada, it has a…

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Resource Link: http://cyrrc.org/

COPA: Resources on prevention of violence, bullying and child abuse

COPA provides schools and communities with unique multimedia educational resources, as well as training, professional development and opportunities for capacity- building and consultation throughout the province of Ontario. COPA is the Ontario Provincial Coordinator of the Francophone Settlement Workers’ in Schools Program, supported by IRCC. Le COPA offre aux écoles et aux collectivités des ressources…

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Healthy Child Manitoba: Child and Youth Report 2017

This is the second legislated public report on the status of Manitoba’s children and youth, required every 5 years, under the Healthy Child Manitoba Act. The report is organized by four stages of child and youth development (prenatal, early childhood, middle childhood, youth), along with the four outcome goals of the Healthy Child Manitoba Strategy…

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Manitoba Education: Newcomer Parent Guides

These parent guides are intended to help newcomer families as they navigate the Manitoba Education System. The guides provide information on what families can expect through Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Manitoba and information on how to register for school. The guides also provide helpful tools such as checklists and questions that can be used…

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Mind Your Mind: Welcome to Canada Quiz & Posters for Newcomer Youth

This project was initiated and guided by youth in the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg’s Youth Mental Wellness program, in collaboration with the Ontario-based non-profit Mind Your Mind. This single-player or multi-player quiz game reviews some key concepts on the themes “Money & Jobs”, “Finding Help”, “Social Customs”, “Coping with Change” and “Planning for the Future”. The…

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Resources on Cannabis Law and Use

Canadian law regulating cannabis changed on October 17th, 2018.  Many service providers have indicated that they are fielding questions and concerns about the new law.  These resources may be useful in responding to these questions. Justice Canada’s website has information about what is legal and not legal: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/ The Province of Manitoba website ‘Know the Facts’ has…

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