TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - CitizenshipCounts.ca is a new national website and Android/iPhone app that helps young
people study for the citizenship test and learn about the benefits of
"Many immigrant and refugee youth are unsure of what it means to be a
Canadian citizen, or are unaware of their citizenship status.
Complications arise if they try to travel or get charged with a crime."
says Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of OCASI, "We are confident
that CitizenshipCounts.ca will help change that trend."
The website encourages youth to earn "badges" as they complete
educational tasks. This motivates users to learn and helps them keep
track of their progress. Youth can also share their badges on Twitter
or Facebook, and compete with others to get high scores on the online
"Studying for the Canadian citizenship test is daunting for anyone,"
notes Irfan Ali, a youth Advisory Committee member, "it can be
especially hard for newcomer youth, many of whom have to overcome
language barriers. CitizenshipCounts.ca makes that process easier and more fun."
CitizenshipCounts.ca is a project of OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
and is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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SOURCE: Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI
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