Empowered Youth Strengthening Communities

The Empowered Youth, Strengthening Communities Project focused on addressing the need for constructive, positive engagement of immigrant and refugee youth where they can form their identities, integrate with other Canadian youth, and develop the skills required for economic, social, cultural and political integration.  Through the use of photovoice, the Centre has worked with youth to identify the unique challenges and opportunities that exist for youth.

A copy of our photovoice manual is available for download here.

We have also developed a financial aid briefing document for immigrant and refugee students which is available for download here.

Recognizing that teachers, parents and service providers play a big part and influence in the lives of immigrant and refugee youth, a video resource has been developed for teachers based on direct interviews and stories of youth and parents and the barriers and challenges of integrating into the school system.