Immigration and Settlement Service
Newcomer Children and Youth Program
This program provides support to immigrant and refugee children and youth. The programs offered are specifically designed to address the settlement and integration needs of newcomer children and youth and help them adapt to a new life in Canada.
Who is eligible?
Programs are available for immigrant and refugee children and youth up to the age of 24 as well as their parents.
Where is this service provided?
This service is provided in Edmonton.
What kinds of services are offered?
- Orientation to life in Canada
- Homework/academic help and social support
- Help to access financial, health, education, housing, social and community services
- Information about and referrals to community programs and services
- Youth are directed to online resources (i.e. government resources, support groups) that can be of assistance.
- Assistance with immigration matters
- In-school settlement services
- Supportive counselling and guidance
- Sessions on career and life management during and after high school (offered in conjunction with: Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic Schools)
How much will it cost me?
These services are provided at no cost to eligible individuals.
Who do I contact for more information?
Catholic Social Services
10709 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2X3
Tel: 780 424 3545
- Children and youth have more knowledge about life in Canada.
- Children and youth have access to academic support.
- Children and youth have access to financial, health, education, housing, social and community services.
- Children and youth have access to information about, and are referred to, appropriate community programs and services.
- Children, youth and parents receive in-school settlement services.
- Children, youth and parents receive supportive counselling and guidance.
- Youth acquire career and life management skills during and after high school
“The Youth Settlement Counsellor helped me get my life back.” -Youth Client
Youth are directed to websites that can be of assistance – i.e. government, resources, support groups, etc