Open Dialogue: Supporting Syrian Newcomer Youth

Ensuring appropriate supports for the successful integration of Syrian newcomer youth.

In late 2015 and early 2016, close to five thousand Syrian refugees have been resettled to Toronto. More than half of them are children and youth.

Newcomer youth have particular needs that require intentional service coordination and provision to allow for their successful settlement and meaningful integration into Canadian society.

What are the challenges and barriers to settlement and integration that Syrian newcomer youth may be facing and what are the opportunities to address them?

Join us for:

  • Opening remarks by Councillor Joe Mihevc, City of Toronto Newcomer Advocate
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Debbie Douglas from OCASI, highlighting perspectives on history of settlement services for youth by Ibrahim Absiye from CultureLink, health and mental health by Dr. Branka Agic from CAMH, and education by Marcia Powers-Dunlop from TDSB
  • Public discussion

This Open Dialogue is hosted by the City of Toronto Newcomer Office.

Date: Friday 26th, August, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall Members' Lounge 100 Queen St. West.

To register please click here or email at: mamarsi@toronto.ca