Priority for programs to integrate adolescent newcomers

Resolution number: 
November 1994
  1. Current research and documentation identifies extra barriers impeding the successful integration of adolescent newcomers, such as language, racism and interrupted schooling;
  2. Canada's social and economic resources are increased when newcomer youth become equal participants in Canadian society;
  3. Completion of formal education, labour force participation and economic self-sufficiency are essential to equal participation;
  4. There is a lack of adequate programming for adolescent newcomers to address identified barriers;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR write to the Federal Ministers of Human Resources Development and Citizenship and Immigration, asking that they accord immigrant and refugee youth a high priority in Federal Government program development and funding.

Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement