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Youth Services

The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.

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Program Description

The Multicultural Centre youth group supports newcomer youth ages 13-24 who are settling in Canada.

The youth group consists of various components including a weekly conversation circle on Mondays from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm designed to encourage youth to learn and practice English in an open and welcoming environment aside from educational settings.

Along with this, we run a drop-in youth program on Wednesdays from 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

Services We Offer

Services We Offer

  • Post-Secondary Guidance (OSAP support)
  • Tutoring Matches
  • Cooking Activities (every last Wednesday of the month)
  • Professional Development Opportunities (First Aid, Smart Serve etc)
  • Recreational Activities
  • Life Skills and Employment Workshops
  • Mental Health Workshops
  • Homework Help (Every Tuesday from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • Conversation Circle (Every Monday from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • Programs are offered after school, weekends and during school holidays

Youth workers provide support to newcomer youth by helping them succeed in finding volunteer opportunities, job search, and educational support.

Overall, the youth services program provides newcomer youth with a safe and welcoming environment to grow and thrive as they settle into Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant, Convention Refugee, Landed Immigrant, Intent to Land or Live-in Caregivers are eligible for youth programming at no cost.

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.

Locations / Hours

St. Catharines

85 Church St. St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3C7
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Niagara Falls by appointment only.

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Youth Services

The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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