The Newcomer Youth Centre (NYC) at CultureLink was established in 1997 and has since offered very progressive and unique programming for newcomer and refugee youth in Toronto.
Now known as CultureLink Youth Services, our mission is to create and provide programming where newcomer and refugee youth can form communities and break out of their isolation; a safe place where there is no discrimination and where inclusion, respect, and tolerance are the norm for all. CultureLink Youth Services also attempts to instill in newcomer and refugee youth civic pride and a sense of belonging to Canada by offering programs that promote social justice, healthy lifestyles, and environmental stewardship, and a place where newcomer youth may find help in dealing with immigration procedures, issues of identity, integration and adaptation, bullying, violence prevention, inter-generational conflict at home, discrimination, and racism. We also provide orientation and advocacy services for refugee claimants and “out-of-status” youth.
Our programs are open to any newcomer/refugee youth residing in the city of Toronto.
Our youth programs include:
- Global Roots (April to October)
- Multicultural Club (only for Bishop Marrocco students)
- Sankofa’s Drop In (every Thursday)
- Sankofa LGBTQ + (pilot project starting in December 2014)
- GLOW Girl Group (every Tuesday)
- NOW Club at Central Technical High School (only for Central Tech students)
Wintegration After-school Program for Kids
See Youth Services for more information.
Assistant Manager of Community Development
(416) 588-6288 ext. 230
Youth Program Worker(416) 588-6288 ext. 240
Youth Program Worker – Youth Online Employment Strategy (YOES)
(416) 588 6288 ext. 211
Program Worker – Student Education Attainment Programming (SEAP)
(416) 588-6288 ext. 225
Youth Program Worker – Sankofa Youth Program
(416) 588-6288 ext. 238
Our partners include Cycle Toronto, Dufferin Grove Community Centre, Kids Up Front, MJKO Boxing, Parkdale Community Health Centre, Parkdale Youth Space, ParticipAction, Playing for Keeps, Roma Community Centre, St. Christopher House, St. Stephen’s Community House, The 519 Community Centre, The Stop Community Food Centre, Toronto Public Health and others.