TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) will launch this new online tool for immigrant and refugee youth across Ontario that are between the ages of 13 to 24. OCASI created this website in response to a clear demand for information written for newcomer youth by writers who understand that their needs and issues are very different from their parents'.
"Instead of focusing on the needs of the parents we knew we had to create a site that will address the unique issues related to be being young and in a new country," said Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of OCASI. "With this website, we are investing in a new generation of leaders by connecting them with the information and support they need to realize their full potential in a new society," she said.
The You Are Here! website provides information for newcomer youth across Ontario on various topics, like finding work, staying healthy, getting around a city, immigration issues, and the Ontario school system. You Are Here! also provides specific online referral to service providers across the province.
You Are Here! will bring relevant information directly to young newcomers. It will assist them to settle and integrate in Ontario by providing accessible, accurate, timely and audience-specific information.
Date: November 13, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. (presentations at 3:40 p.m.)
Place: Metro-Central YMCA 20, Grosvenor St., 2nd Floor, Toronto
The You Are Here! and Vous Etes Ici! websites are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
SOURCE Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI
For further information: For further information: Fanieal Abraha, Youth Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, (416) 322-4950 x 276 (o), (647) 834-7079 (c), firstname.lastname@example.org