Many of the Syrian refugees who are coming to Canada will be children and youth with a range of physical, emotional and mental health needs. Caring for Kids New to Canada is a resource for the many health and social service professionals who will be helping to resettle Syrian families.
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.