Immigrant Youth and Children

This section of the website provides resources to assist with the Settlement needs of immigrant and refugee children and youth in the Province of BC.

BC Specific Resources:

ANCIE – Newcomer Children Information Exchange, AMSSA
AMSSA’s Newcomer Children Information Exchange (ANCIE) provides information and resources for BC service providers, educators, policy makers and the general public on newcomer children – kids aged 0-12 years from immigrant, refugee and/or temporary resident families.

Gang Prevention for New Immigrant and Refugee Youth in B.C., Community Consultation Paper
The consultation paper explores the youth gang involvement of immigrant and refugee youth in BC.

Every Child
This website provides information and resources regarding BC’s child and youth rights public awareness campaign.

BC School Information, Vancouver School Board
The VSB has created multi-language brochures to assist parents with some general questions they may have about BC schools.

Fresh Voices Report 2013, Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, has created the 2013 Fresh Voices Report, offering insights drawn from a series of community dialogues and conversations between immigrant and refugee youth.

Factsheet, Immigrant Youth to British Columbia 2002-2006
This factsheet published by the BC Multiculturalism and Immigration Branch shares demographic information on immigrant youth arriving in BC between 2002 and 2006.

Youth Vital Signs Report Card 2013, Youth Vital Signs Leadership Council
In this report 3,500 young people sharing their opinions and making suggestions for positive change and give a a report card on youth life in metro Vancouver.

Queer and Trans Newcomer Youth Guide to Metro Vancouver, Qmunity
A list of available services for transgendered youth can be found it this guide.

Canadian Resources:

CMAS
This website features many resources including webinars, report that assist in supporting the settlement and care of young immigrant children.

Caring for Kids New to Canada
This website features many resources including webinars and reports that assist in supporting the settlement and care of young immigrant children.

Guidelines for Mentoring with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth, Alberta Mentoring Partnership
This report shares guidelines that organizations and individuals should consider when creating mentoring programs that include immigrant and refugee children and youth.

Resources for Working with Newcomer Youth, Ontario Community Integration Network
This guide provides activities and ideas when organizing workshops with immigrant youth.

International Resources:

Access All Areas – A Diversity Toolkit for the Youth Work Sector, National Youth Council of Ireland
This guide will assist in creating safe inclusive spaces for anyone working with young people and invites organizations to examine how they engage with youth from a variety of backgrounds.

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS)
This website is an information hub for immigrant children and their families in the United States of America.

Children’s Rights Information Network
This global network of organizations works to protect children’s rights. The site features resources and links as well as information about children’s rights globally.

Mentoring Immigrant & Refugee Youth: A Toolkit for Program Coordinators
This report is a comprehensive resource that is designed to offer program staff important background information, promising program practices and strategies to build and sustain high-quality mentoring relationships for different categories of immigrant youth.

Practice Matters, Cornell University
This fact sheet is on the topic of Creating Successful Programs for Immigrant Youth will assist organizations in creating youth-strength based programming.

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