2023 Youth Action Gathering

Welcome to the 2023 Youth Action Gathering event page!

On this page, you will find all the information you need to make the most of this event, from participant experience to additional resources.

The CCR Youth Network is thrilled to announce the return of the Youth Action Gathering (YAG)! Taking place in person from September 29 to October 1st in Montréal, QC, this year’s YAG will focus on the theme of:
Embracing Youth Inclusion and Diversity

The YAG brings together immigrant and refugee youth from across Canada to share, learn and together strategize about how to address common challenges. This is a space where newcomer youth across Canada build a community of support that persists even when they go back home.

To learn more about the Youth Action Gathering, visit the YAG home page.


Participant experience

Questions? Contact yn@ccrweb.ca


Check this section regularly as we update the list of resources as they become available!

  • Guide for participants


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In addition to the Core Team and the CCR staff, we would like to thank our partners for their engagement during the planning of the YAG!

Organizations and individuals on the YAG Organizing Committee

  • Carrefour d’Aide aux Nouveaux Arrivants (CANA), Montreal, QC - Houda Boussayri
  • Carrefour d’Aide aux Nouveaux Arrivants (CANA), Montreal, QC - Odélie Joly
  • Centre for Refugee Children, Toronto, ON - Maria Ramírez Bolaños
  • FCJ Refugee Centre, Toronto, ON - Stefan Enrique JK
  • FCJ Refugee Centre, Toronto, ON - Tenzin Khentse
  • FCJ Refugee Centre, Toronto, ON - Natalia M
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (KWMC), Kitchener, ON - Maria Akhtarr
  • Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST), Vancouver, BC - Hosnia Shekib