Serving Youth in Newcomer Communities

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A self-directed Professional Development Training program for Settlement Service Providers.


This newly developed course will be launched first time this year from October 1 to November 10, 2022.

The SYNC course will engage participants from across Ontario who are working with newcomer youth through a series of interactive modules. The course will build on essential foundational concepts, and take an anti-oppressive, youth-centred, trauma-informed approach to better equip service providers working with newcomer youth populations.

The Registration Deadline is September 25, 2022.

Upon completion of the Training, you will be able to:

  • Learn to unpack their biases and engage in self-reflective practice
  • Develop interpersonal and professional skills and knowledge to support diverse communities of newcomer youth
  • Critically analyze the various systems that newcomer youth come into contact with, that may cause or perpetuate barriers and/or trauma
  • Strategize interventions that respond to barriers and empower youth
  • Develop programming that centers youth and responds directly to community-identified needs

Criteria for Participation:

This course is open to settlement workers and service providers who are working in or with the immigrant and refugee-serving sector across the province who are willing to:

  • Commit to approximately 2-4 hours of learning per week.
  • Engage in SYNC 101 Group in, a new national online Community┬áPractice for the Settlement Sector.
  • Complete assignments within the given timeframe.

*Please note this is a 5 Module ONLINE training program. At the successful completion of the entire e-course, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI.

If you have any questions, please contact: