Do you want to give back to your community in a positive way?

Become a Youth Mentor!

The Youth Mentorship Program (YMP) at CCVT is open for all newcomer youth aged 12-25 years old. This program supports youth who are looking to make new friends, learn more about the Canadian culture, learn new and exciting things and have fun. Throughout the year, the youth will be matched with a local volunteer in the community who will mentor and help them to achieve their goals. Mentees and mentors are matched based on common interest, geographic proximity, and areas of need as well as similar gender. Both mentees and mentors will also be able to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that will focus on the areas of employment /entrepreneurship, educational achievement, and civic engagement/ leadership.

Requirements to join the program:

  • Must be 21+
  • Must live in the GTA
  • Must agree to a 1-year comitment
  • Must spend 4 hours a month with mentee
  • Must complete required documentation (i.e., police clearance)
  • Must participate in training 

To participate, fill out the Youth Mentor Application Form.

For more information, contact:


Mentorship Facilitator

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

[email protected]

416-750-3045 ext. 3029


Organization: Cahoots Theatre

Date: March 11 - March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13

Cahoots Theatre is seeking participants for CROSSING GIBRALTAR 2019, our youth outreach program engaging in arts access for newcomer and marginalized communities. Program runs during the week of March 11 to March 16, followed by Saturdays March 23, 30, April 6, culminating in a performance of participants' work on April 13. Activities are facilitated by artist from across disciplines, including poetry, spoken word, movement, theatre, with an emphasis on music. 

Youths of colour ages 14-20 as a demographic, especially any that identify as a New Canadian should apply. 

Public transportation costs, snacks, a field trip to see live theatre, and a performance honorarium will be provided to all participants selected for this year's program. This program is supported by Common Boots Theatre and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community, and funded by Ontario Arts Council

Interested youth should apply here: 

Deadline for application February 20. Successful applicants will be notified by end of February.

For more information on Crossing Gibraltar, please visit

Organization: TBM Service Group Inc.

Location: Crossways Employment Services, 2340 Dundas St. W., 3rd Floor, Suite 30

Date: Monday, March 4, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m.

TMB Service Group Inc. is looking to fill over 50 positions for Transit Customer Service Ambassadors. Ambasadors help customers in subway stations with general information uring subway closures, detours, re-routes and directions to nearby attractions. These positions are on a part-time/on-call basis.

Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. sharp so that staff will be able to schedule you for an interview.

To be considered you must have strong customer service skills and knoweldge of the City of Toronto's Downtwon Attractions. Ability to work shifts and stand for extdned periods of time. In addition, please bring the following:

  • Copy of your resume
  • Copy of any two Government issued photo ID (passport, Driver's License, Health Card, PR Card, Citizenship Card)

Training will be provided. Register at (search "ambassardor" or for more information, call 416-397-JOBS (5627).

Looking for work?

This 12-Week Program Includes:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Cooking classes
  • Smart serve
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Paid 4-weeks of workshops
  • Paid work placement
  • $500 completion bonus
  • And more!

To Register

Visit:1625 Albion Road Unit 201, Etobiooke 


Call: 416-741-8714 


Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is great risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima chronicles a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and sexualities.

Winner of the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Production, Obaaberima has played on stages across the country, garnering rave reviews from coast to coast. Our 40th anniversary season sees Obaaberima’s long-awaited return to the Buddies stage.

Audiences will remember Tawiah from the Buddies / Saga Collectif hit production Black Boys, which premiered as part of our 2016-17 Season and returned in 2018 after a national tour. Obaaberima was the first project to be developed through the Buddies Residency Program – launching a platform for new work development that has gone on to produce eight mainstage productions in the past six years.

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Funded by the Government of Ontario, the Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) supports newcomer post-secondary students in the GTA to access field trips, experiential learning opportunities and job skills training.

Students will have access to learning opportunities in multiple environmental career pathways, including ecological restoration, water management, green energy/green building and environmental education.

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be 18-29 years of age and currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university program in the GTA.
  • Must have immigrated to Canada within the last 10 years (international students are not eligible).
  • Major focus of study must be in the environmental sector (e.g. Environmental science, engineering, education or studies).

What Do Students Receive?


Six in-class full-day workshops on Saturdays throughout the semester where you will learn about corporate culture and job search skills in the environmental sector. You will prepare your resumes and perfect interview skills.


30 hours of existing Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) online training on job search and communication. Topics: labour market, resume targeting, networking, making a good first impression, teamwork, giving and receiving feedback.


Online technical modules covering: low impact development (LID), environmental legislation.


To Kortright Centre for Conservation.


During the reading week, students will be placed with a host employer in one of the four streams for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of five students (per stream) through completion of a real word project.


Students will receive a $500 stipend for their participation in the project to offset travel and other related costs to participation. This will be provided at the end of the semester, pending successful attendance and participation.

Apply for our Winter Semester (January to March 2019)


Students need to be available on the following dates for the Winter Semester:

  1. Job search and corporate culture training: Saturday January 5, 19 and 26, Saturday February 2 and 23, Saturday March 2 (all dates in 2019).
  2. Field trip: February 16, 2019.
  3. Group project: Students need to be available in person for the full winter reading week.
  4. End of program gathering: March 9, 2019.

How to Apply

We are currently recruiting for the following program session dates:

  • January to March 2019

To be eligible to apply, applicants must register for and participate in a webinar information session.

Sign up today for an information session to learn more about program eligibility criteria, application procedures and curriculum.

Program Information Sessions


October 25, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm



Organization: Volunteer Toronto

Location: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5

Date: October 21, 2018 @ 1PM

Volunteer Toronto is hosting a FREE Youth Expo. The Volunteer Toronto Youht Expo is an annual event for high school students to meet 100+ non-profits recruiting youth volunteers. If you've been wondering where to do your 40 hours, then the Youth Expo is the perfect opportunity to explore endless volunteering possibilities!

Register here to attend!

Further Questions?

Contact Olivia Sonnenberg, Development and Events Coordinator
[email protected]
416-961-6888 ext. 224

presented by Planned Parenthood Toronto's Supporting Newcomer Access Project (SNAP)

‘cuz google doesn’t always cut it for your sexual health,

ask SNAP the questions you’d usually search online.

no awkward search history on the family desktop, guaranteed ;)


A launch party for our new zine and a chance to ask questions about relationships, sexuality, navigating consent, etc.


Hosted by SNAP volunteers and open to ALL newcomer youth ages 13-29


The Central YMCA

20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto 


Saturday, August 18, 2018



Have fun and get your questions answered.

FREE food, FREE swag, FREE info and a chance to meet new people.


Register on eventbrite:

City: Richmond Hill

Location: Richmond Hill Public Library - Central Library (1 Atkinson Street)

Date: September 12th, 2018 - October 17th, 2018 (every Wednesday)

Time: 7:00pm  - 8:30pm

Attention aspiring web designers ages 16 - 25! In this intermediate level program, you learn how to design responsive websites in six free lessons. By registering for the first class, September 12, you are registered for the entire 6-class program.
It is important to attend all of the classes in order to learn and benefit from the instruction.

You must bring your own laptop.

Hosted by the Parya Trillium Foundation



Organization: Canada International Dance Culture Association

City: Toronto

Location: Nathan Phillips Square(100 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H2N2)

Date: Aug 3rd, 2018 @ 5PM, Aug 4th, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon

FREE ADMISSION to the public. The Festival celebrates cultural diversity through the art of dance. Specifically, we focus on youth dancers, with participation ranging from local to international dance schools. Opening ceremony begins Aug 3rd, at 5pm. The festival continues the next day with the main competitions, and then concludes with a closing ceremony on the 4th. There will also be food vendors and merchant vendors present through the two days. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a wonderful weekend with your families.

The Festival is in partnership with SickKids Foundation. Part of revenue will be donated to benefit the good deeds of this fantastic organization. Once again, It is FREE to the public! Mark the dates down to your calendar!!

For more information please visit: or email [email protected]