The Immigrant Youth Advocacy and Support Program (IYAS) assists immigrant youth aged 13-24 who are at risk and/or involved in the criminal justice system.
The Immigrant Youth Advocates will provide one-to-one mentorship and support; counseling, and resource information about employment, education and the criminal justice system. Program staff will aide immigrant youth participate in recreation, cultural and social activities that help them integrate within Canadian culture so to aid immigrant youth in developing a stronger sense of belonging to school and the community, enhance their coping skills, connect to appropriate resources in the community, and aide with developing pro-social skills to engage positive change.
Immigrant Youth Advocates can assist with:
Accessing services and resources for basic needs, housing, employment, education, financial support, child welfare assistance, criminal justice system assistance, and cultural and social recreation.
IYAS assists youth to assess needs and work towards positive change by:
- Creating alternatives to crime
- Counseling and Mentoring through one to one support
- Family support and Mediation
- Individual and systems advocacy
- Community collaboration
Contact our Immigrant Youth Advocate: