EMCN Programs for Children / Youth
Find the right program for you and your family. EMCN offers a variety of programs to help Newcomers find work, learn English and get involved in their communities. Contact us if you have any questions.
The Support for Kids and Youth is a mentorship program that supports elementary. Junior high and Senior high students with their academic work and other school needs. This program supports the newcomer participants to develop networks, friendships, confidence/ self-esteem and learn social skills that are necessary for functioning with peers.
Global Girls is a safe space for young women to make new connections, build their self-confidence, and explore their identities.
- An empowering place to feel like they belong
- Connections to peers and role models who share similar experiences
- Opportunities to try fun activities and learn from each other
The Safe Families program enhances settlement and integration in to the Canadian society by understanding the values that will allow one to meet the expectations of settling and integrating smoothly. It is a program for newcomer men and boys. It focuses on sharing conversations and knowledge about healthy relationships and preventing domestic violence.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Because of the upheaval that comes with moving to and settling in a new country, newcomers bring challenges that make them vulnerable to high stress, isolation, role shifts, and financial difficulties that can result in marital strife and high rates of parent-child conflict. Newcomers sometimes bring with them trauma related to war, conflict and deprivation which often results in symptoms of PTSD, Depression or Anxiety, limiting their abilities to successfully integrate.
Civic Engagement by Newcomer Youth (CENY)
The CENY project is a newcomer youth leadership project. It helps the youth develop friendships, networks and gain some skills and experiences through the volunteering work they are involved in. It is these skills and experiences that exposes them to become leaders and also be partly prepared for any employment opportunities through the Canadian work place experience they have gained.