YAG 2018 travel subsidies application

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Travel Subsidies for Newcomer Youth

YAG 2018, Toronto, June 6, 2018

The Canadian Council for Refugees is pleased to be able to offer some funding to assist newcomer youth from across Canada and internationally in participating in the Youth Action Gathering (YAG) in Toronto on June 6 2018. For more information about the YAG, go to ccrweb.ca/en/youth/yag-2018.



To qualify, you must:

  • Be between 16 and 25 years old.
  • Have experience as a newcomer to Canada (or elsewhere if international application)
  • Be available to travel to Toronto for the YAG and commit to participate fully in the YAG if funded.
  • Submit your application by Friday April 6 2018 (sooner is better).


Selection criteria

We will support as many youth as we can, but priority will be given to applicants who are one or more of the following:

  • You are a racialized immigrant or refugee.
  • You are a LGBT+ newcomer.
  • You are an indigenous youth.
  • You are a francophone newcomer youth
  • You are an active member of the CCR Youth Network.
  • You have participated in previous CCR Youth Network projects such as the NYCE project, the CCR ambassador, Speak up! or the photovoice project.
  • You are committed to continue to participate actively in the CCR Youth Network after the YAG.
  • You will play a leadership role at the YAG (e.g. be part of a workshop organizing team, facilitate a workshop, be a guest speaker). 
  • You have raised part of the funding for your travel but need help with the rest.
  • You are from a region that  is less likely to be strongly represented  at the YAG. (e.g. Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon)


Notes on funding

  • Funding can cover air travel, ground transportation, hotel accommodation in Winnipeg and meals during travel. During the YAG we try to offer breakfast and lunch. Dinner is included depending on the social events organized.
  • Youth funded will be responsible for booking their own travel. CCR will reimburse expenses on presentation of receipts up to agreed amount. (Exceptions may be possible if this would present a problem).
  • Youth who are under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.



Please provide  an estimation of the cost you need to cover so your application is considered complete.  Here is a list of the cost you should be taking into account:

  • Round trip to Toronto
  • Accommodation  approx $ 35- $ 40 / per night (for 1 night if only planning to stay for the YAG and for 2-3 if you plan on also attending the CCR international conference)