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.3 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. 4 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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