Youth Action Gathering

Organization: Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

City: Toronto

Address: York University Keele Campus, 4700 Keele Street

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018


The CCR Youth Network is hosting in parternship with the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York U,Amnesty International at York and WUSC Keele committee at York its sixth Youth Action Gathering (YAG)! This years' YAG will be under the theme The power of being you: liberating our intersecting identities.

YAG is a space created for and by youth that allows newcomer youth, including young refugees, immigrants to come together from across Canada to discuss common challenges facing newcomer youth and to equip themselves with the necessary tools to address these challenges. The event is a mix of workshops, plenaries, informal discussions and social events.

This time, YAG is a one day event. With the CCR International Refugee Rights Conference following on June 7-9, we decided to bridge both events and have a more international YAG as well. Youth networks from around the world will be invited to join the YAG and meet with the Youth Network during the International Conference.


The Youth Action Gathering 2018 will take place in Toronto, on York University Keele Campus.


A limited number of rooms (100) have been reserved for booking at York University's residences. The recently-renovated Tatham Residence is a traditional dormitory building. Each floor here has a mix of single and double rooms, and five private washrooms for use of all occupants on the floor. Images and sample floor plans can be found here.


  • $36 per night per person for a SINGLE room
  • $31 per night per person for a DOUBLE room

To reserve a room at Tatham Residence, click here.


The YAG always tries to provide food for participants during the event, more information will be up soon.

How can I join?

REGISTER HERE! Apply before March 19 (places are limited)

Please note this is a confirmation of interest, it does not guarantee you a place at the YAG. 

While you wait for a  confirmation, we recommend preparing for the YAG, which includes: 

  • Making a budget and gather some funds to cover part of your travel and accommodation for the event as well as pocket money on site for extra expenses. See some fundraising tips here.
  • Make sure you can take off from high school,  summer classes or work if you plan on coming.

Use our YAG 2018 Pamphlet to ask for sponsorship or funding for your participation to the YAG, let them know what it's all about and why you should be coming!