youth connections

The Youth Connections Program is designed to support the integration of newcomer youth into Canadian society and promote more inclusive communities.

  • Youth Connections meets weekly at lunch for Culture Club at the following schools:

- Sir John A MacDonald
- Bishop Kidd School
- Colonel Macleod School
- Holy Cross School
- Light of Christ School
- St. Joseph School
- Ted Harrison School

- Bishop Grandin High School
- Bishop McNally High School
- Bishop O’Byrne High School
- Crescent Heights High School
- Father Scollen High School
- John G. Diefenbaker High School
- Nelson Mandela High School
- Queen Elizabeth High School
- St. Francis High School

  • During Culture Club we explore various cultural celebrations and traditions through hands-on activities such as crafts, games, preparing food from various cultures and dancing. Students have the opportunity to practice English, make new friends, learn about other cultures, get homework help, and have fun!
  • Youth Cultural Ambassador training is an interactive workshop for youth ages 12-25, which aims to build bridges between diverse groups and individuals in schools and communities, by creating welcoming and inclusive environments.


As a Youth Cultural Ambassador you will:

  • Become a positive role model in your school and/or community
  • Develop an awareness of other cultures
  • Welcome newcomers into their new environment
  • Explore and promote diversity
  • Foster communication & understanding
  • Diffuse potential conflicts related to diversity
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Gain intercultural communication skills
  • Gain self-awareness