Career Options for Newcomer Youth

CultureLink Uncategorised, Youth News

For someone who wasn’t born in Canada or whose parents grew up in a different country, deciding what to do after school presents additional challenges: not really knowing about all the available options and having preconceived notions of what paths are ‘better’ than others, based on their experience abroad. Newcomers benefit greatly from information in many areas, but for youth …

Career Exploration Week

CultureLink Youth News

Join CultureLink’s Children and Youth Centre team for a March Break Career Exploration Week! All events take place at the Centre (3535 Dundas Street West, at Jane St). Careers in the Arts and Marketing for Newcomer Youth Learn from people working in the arts and in marketing: animation, cinematography, video gaming, marketing for sports and entertainment! Speakers include creatives working …

Newcomer Youth Job Fair

CultureLink Find a Job News, Uncategorised, Youth News

It was a cold October day in Toronto. Our Children and Youth Centre was open and the team had set up a table outside to welcome guests, and one inside to handle registrations. Slowly but surely, over 50 clients walked through those doors and into a room where representatives from Tim Horton’s, Fresh Co, Old Navy, Roots and Canadian Tire …

Newcomer Families Hike Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

CultureLink SWIS News, Youth News

CultureLink’s settlement services programs organize many activities and events besides providing everyday support to newcomer families. The ultimate goal is to ensure that they feel welcomed and safe and that they transition smoothly into their new life in Canada. The activities and events are meant to help them connect to their new home country. Outdoor trips and visits to surrounding …

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The Leaders of Today

CultureLink Summer Settlement Program, SWIS News, Youth News

Leadership doesn’t come with a title or seniority. Experience and hierarchy might give you authority and power, but do not make you a leader. Leadership has little to do with personality. One could be a low-key introvert with leadership skills. Leadership is the ability to listen to others and lead by example. Leaders act with determination and integrity. A leader …

Artegration program partnering with the St Philips Lutheran Church

Kristin Youth News, Youth Zone

Artegration is an After-School Program for newcomer children between ages 6-12 which provides innovative programming that helps them to; integrate into their new communities through art activities, recreation, homework help, English literacy, healthy lifestyle choices, leadership community capacity building and forming a sense of civic pride. The objective of the program is to; increase self esteem, confidence, and communication skills, …

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Empowering Children Through Music

CultureLink News, Youth News

CultureLink’s Nai Children’s Choir brings children together to have fun, while it provides a safe space for children to be children. With the use of music, newcomer children are given the opportunity to integrate, learn about Canada, speak English and perform with their new friends.

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Youth Leadership Program

CultureLink Youth News

The Youth Leadership Program is an education and leadership initiative held between CultureLink Settlement and Community Services and the UNHCR. This initiative recruited 10 young people between the ages of 18 and 24, who did not have any experience in refugee issues or stories, and helped them engage in the narratives and different experiences from refugees in Canada. The program …

Sankofa program partnering with Teach2Learn

Kristin Youth News

In November 2019, the Sankofa program began a partnership with Teach2Learn to collaborate in the Latinx Mentorship Program. The program, which has been serving youth for over 10 years, focuses on helping Latin American newcomer youth to settle in Canada as well as promoting the recovery of cultural identity for Canadian-born youth of Latin American background. The workshops are facilitated …

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Newcomer Youth at Aurora Winter Festival

Kristin Youth News, Youth Zone

Youth In Arts is an after school program that offers art-related and community connections workshops. Youth in Action is a similar program with recreational and healthy-living activities. Both programs are aimed at newcomer and refugee youth. Through different approaches to social and cross-cultural integration, their goal is to facilitate the settlement and community engagement of their participants. Isolation is a …

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English Conversation Circle for Seniors

CultureLink Youth News

The Conversation Circles for Seniors’ Project (CCFS) is a program made for seniors, led and designed also by seniors. Our goal is to empower vulnerable immigrant seniors. With this program, we aim to enhance this group’s inclusion and participation in the community. Because by helping them better integrate into society, we also help them improve their safety and well-being. According …

Youth Construction Networking Event – BOLT Speak Out

Kristin Youth News, Youth Zone

On October 8th, 2019 the SYS Program (Skills for Youth Success) collaborated with Tridel & the BOLT Foundation to help youth exploring construction careers in the fields of Health & Safety, Carpentry, Development, & Project Management. BOLT Foundation informed our young people about on scholarships, and opportunities for those who wish to pursue a post-secondary program in construction Testimonial  “I …

Newcomer Youth Soccer Game

Kristin Youth News, Youth Zone

During September and October, CultureLink’s Children & Youth Centre hosted multiple soccer games for newcomer youth between 14 to 25 years of age.  The games were a huge success and brought many benefits for participants, for example: Being part of a team; working with collaboration and cooperation. Developing leadership skills  Practicing English  Every two weeks, the team gathered at the …

Canoeing adventure for Culturelink’s youth

Kristin Uncategorised, Youth News, Youth Zone

Youth in Action, in collaboration with Sankofa, offered a Canoeing event on September 20th for youth ages 12-29. We appreciate the support of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the City of Toronto, and Park People who made this event possible. They allowed us to provide youth the opportunity to experience Canoeing for the first time in Canada. The event was …

Youth In Arts’s partnership with the University of Toronto Hart House Literacy

Kristin Uncategorised, Youth News, Youth Zone

Congratulations on your well-deserved success Awais! Youth In Arts Program established an amazing partnership with the University of Toronto Hart House Literacy and Library Committee to run a book contest. Newcomer youth had the opportunity to read two books within three weeks to improve their English skills and for a chance to win gift cards. The youth attended three drop …

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

CultureLink Youth News

The Community Services Department is proud to announce that CultureLink’s Children and Youth Centre has become a Unit Award for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – THE WORLD’S LEADING YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CANADIAN YOUTH! The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global non-formal education framework which challenges young people to discover their potential and find their purpose, …

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The Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

Rakesh Bhardwaj Youth News, Youth Zone

The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is an educational and leadership initiative propelled by the UN Refugee Agency – Canada (UNHCR). The project is to be implemented in collaboration with CultureLink’s Community Services Department. This project was successfully launched on June 20, 2019. The purpose of this initiative is to create an educational opportunity to engage young people ages 18 to …

Artegration Makes Impact

Rakesh Bhardwaj Syrian-related News, Uncategorised, Youth News

Artegration has grown sporadically over the last year and has planted its roots in many different areas throughout Toronto. The program continues to offer arts, homework help, leadership and recreational sessions in many different areas and successfully serving newcomer Syrian children between the ages of 6-12. In collaboration with the Nai Children’s Choir, the Artegration program offers programming at COSTI’s …

Sankofa Mural Painting

Rakesh Bhardwaj Uncategorised, Youth News

The idea for the mural painting germinated from one of the Sankofa youth saying, ‘These walls are so boring?’ So, we painted one! The youth along with an artist facilitator, Gillian Mapp, embarked on the journey of crossing the bridge from reflecting on themes of self and community to presenting them in visual shapes. In 10 Sankofa Program Sessions, there …

Kristin Uncategorised, Youth News, Youth Zone

Attention Youth! Do you want to develop leadership skills through boxing? Come and join our upcoming sessions!! Refreshments & TTC Tickets will be provided. Where:  CultureLink Children And Youth Centre located 3535 Dundas St West Intersection: Jane/Dundas

Black History AUX Battle

Kristin Uncategorised, Youth News

Attention Youth!! We are having a fun game session, an Aux Battle, on Feb 28th at 4 pm – 6pm to celebrate the Black History Month!  It isn’t about being the best singer, it’s about the best performance. The winners will receive a prize!! Refreshments & TTC Tickets will be provided. Come and participate our Black History AUX Battle!!! 1st Round: …

Afrobeatz Workshop

Kristin Uncategorised, Youth News, Youth Zone

Attention Youth!! Come celebrate with us the Black History Month, and join our Afrobeatz workshop!!  Where: CultureLink Children & Youth Centre 3535 Dundas St West Intersection: Jane/Dundas

Black History Month

Kristin Settlement in the Community News, Staff, Syrian-related News, Uncategorised, Youth News, Youth Zone

Black History Month is about celebrating a history of humanity. CultureLink, recognizes the history, struggles and achievement of our communities. Celebrate Black History Month with us, and learn how our country played a role in assisting the slaves to safety and ending the slavery. Click on the image to watch the video! Learn more about how slaves used songs as coping mechanisms …

Sankofa Program

Kristin Uncategorised, Youth News, Youth Zone

Attention Youth age 15 -29 years old! Are you interested in making new friends, learn arts & life skills? Come and join our interactive workshops!! Where: CultureLink Children &  Youth Centre 3535 Dundas St West Intersection: Jane/Dundas

Trip to the House of Virtual Reality

Kristin Events, Youth News, Youth Zone

Youth in Arts is heading to the House of VR, We still have spaces available for any Newcomers ages 14-24! Registration is Mandatory! When: Friday Feb. 15th 1:30pm Where : 3535 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON, M6S 2S7 TTC Tickets and Snacks Provided Contact Juliette to register at: or call 416-766-6288 ext. 222