Newcomer Outreach

 

The Newcomer Youth Program at Spence Neighbourhood Association, was put together due to a need to connect the growing number of Newcomers that are settling in the West Central community to educational, recreational, and cultural resources. The program runs 5 days a week from 6:30-9:00 pm for children 12 to 18 years of age.

​We are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada- Settlement and Resettlement Programs.

Programming aims to be diverse and engaging;

For Educational Programming:

  • Peace building, health & sexuality, and creating a safe place workshops etc.

  • First Jobs for Youth & Junior Staff (employment opportunities)

  • Homework support

  • For Recreational Programming:

  • Outings (swimming at the beach, movies, Go Karts etc)

  • Basketball, wheelchair sports, soccer and hockey at the MERC, as well as other sport and sport development programming.

  • Sporting events such as Jets, Bomber, Goldeyes games

  • For Cultural Programming:

  • Cultural outing such as Folklorama, Fringe festivals, Festival du voyageur, Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, African Dance Night and Aboriginal Concerts

  • Hip hop, African Drumming, Cultural Cooking with youth workshops

  • Joint Programming with Newcomer Agencies

Our goal is to support Newcomer youth and families in connecting them to resources that will fulfill their needs and support the settlement process. The program also aims to extend support and mentorship to the larger community which includes other newcomer serving agencies.

 

The Newcomer Youth Drop-in Program networks with other newcomer serving agencies to provide services for newcomer youth and their families such as:

NEEDS inc, IRCOM, City Church, NISW, NOWAN, Klinic, New Journey Housing, local schools, Global Welcome Centre, Welcome Place, the Aurora Family Centre, SERC and West End Women's Center.

 

Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA)

615 Ellice Avenue | 430 Langside Street | 641 St. Matthew’s Avenue | 583 Ellice Avenue | Winnipeg, Manitoba

204-783-5000 | liaison@spenceneighbourhood.org

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