The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.
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
- 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.
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.
85 Church St. St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3C7
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Niagara Falls by appointment only.
As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about job searching and what you can do to find the job of your choice. The Job Search Workshop Program is available on-line and in-person; our team of specialists understand the job search needs of people new to Canada. We succeed when you succeed!Learn More
English as a Second Language Classes
Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.Learn More
Our Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health program provides mental health support to newcomers in Niagara who are experiencing language and other social barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services.Learn More
The Settlement Department assists newcomers to meet their immediate and longer-term settlement needs, including information and orientation to the community, referrals to community and social services, solution-focussed counselling and assistance with settlement plans.Learn More
We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.
We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.