“Youth in Arts” – is an after school arts based program for refugees and newcomer youth ages 12-24. This program’s objective is to establish community connections through planned weekly activities, promote cross-cultural integration, establish positive peer relationships, enhance knowledge of Canadian history and strengthen cultural diversity. “Youth in Arts” offers different activities like visual arts, digital design and video production.
“It was very heartwarming to here Rosa, from Columbia, talk about her experiences coming to Canada during the 1970’s. It was cool comparing my experience to hers. I could relate to the language barrier and adapting to a new culture. I also loved visiting the CNE for the whole day. It was so cute watching the Nai Choir kids perform at the ceremony and going on all of the rides on a sunny day. I can’t wait to go again next year with “Youth in Arts”.”
“The past workshops have helped me learn the importance of building good skills, like communication, leadership and teamwork. I feel more confident in myself.”
-Kassar Al Obeid