CCR Youth Network

We are the youth division of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

The Youth Network gives refugee and newcomer a voice to address challenges faced by newcomer youth and a space to share ideas on how to meet these challenges.

The Youth Network works within a gender justice and anti-oppression framework.

The CCR Youth Network began in 2006 and has evolved through online discussions, teleconferences, the organization of youth-led workshops and strategy sessions and the development of youth-driven projects.

All of those actions were designed in order to give newcomer youth a voice and to address the many challenges that they face. Through our projects, we promote artistry, confidence, and self-expression amongst refugee and newcomer youth.



Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement (NYCE) Project

The NYCE project has come to an end: we had 13 youth-led local projects which each found their own way to address the common challenges newcomer youth face in their community - they then identified strategies, along with local stakeholders, and tackled them!

Come and have a look at the youth behind each of them!


Youth Action Gathering 2017

A Community by and for you: Creating your space and your place in Canada

A YAG is always a space created for and by the youth, that allows newcomer youth and allies to come together and to discuss common challenges and strategies.

We want to extend a huge thank you to all the youth who came from across Canada to make this YAG all that it was, and of course all those who offered us support along the way! Learn more about what YAG 2017 entailed, and what was accomplished by clicking here!


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Youth Action Gathering 2017 Video