Newcomer Youth Access to Recreation in Toronto: Relationships, Resources and Relevance

Newcomer_youth_access_to_recreation_in_toronto.jpgToronto is one of North America’s most multicultural urban centres and is home to over 65,000 newcomer youth. The settlement process can be a particularly stressful experience for youth who are already making the important transition from childhood to young adulthood. Newcomer youth in Toronto face additional challenges as most live in low-income households, do not speak English as their first language, and are members of racialized groups. Recreation is an important tool in supporting the healthy development of youth and the successful settlement of newcomer youth into Canadian society.

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