What is the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre’s Youth Program?
The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.
We do this through:
- Group activities: including dance, sport, cooking, crafts and more
- Special events: including the Amazing Race, Cook Off and Winter Carnival
- Tutoring: Meet a Canadian tutor who will help you with your homework or studies as well as practice English
- Volunteer Opportunities: The centre offers a variety of volunteer opportunities within the centre as well as helping you to connect to other community agencies to volunteer
- Outings: We offer several chances to visit local attractions within the Niagara region and beyond
Benefits of Participating:
- Comfortable relaxed environment
- Meet new people
- Try new things
- Learn about the community
- Learn about other cultures
- Opportunity to build your resume and your network
- Programs are offered after school, weekends and during school holidays
Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 in St. Catharines
Niagara Falls by appointment
Any youth age 13 to 24 who is interested is welcome to stop by the centre or make an appointment to meet with the program coordinator for a short interview to learn about the program and determine which program is best for you.
Conventional refugees, permanent residents and live in caregivers are eligible for youth programming at no cost.
For more information or to register for upcoming activities please email or call:
St. Catharines 289-241-5913 | Niagara Falls 289-407-1358
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We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Grade 9 and 10 newcomer students the opportunity to undertake The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is highly regarded by employers and is achieved by completing a personal program of activities in four sections. These are: Volunteering, Physical Fitness, Skills Development, and an Expedition. Students will be required to complete all of these sections within a ten month period. Students will select their own
activities so that their program consists of things that will really interest them. Along the way, they will pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their life.
We are very excited about the launch of this program here at the Multicultural Centre and will provide all the support required for students to achieve each section of the award. We will also provide all specialist equipment for the expedition as well as work closely with the Duke of Edinburgh Award team in Toronto to ensure that the provision is of a high standard. The Award Scheme is open to all students over 14 years of age and we will only be selecting students that have the desire and passion to undertake all of the activities involved.
Should you require any further information about the award scheme, or how it will run at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, please do not hesitate to contact David McFadden.
Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator