Just days before the City enters its week of recreation registration, Social Planning Toronto releases a report highlighting importance of access to recreation for newcomer youth and the barriers they face.
Despite the importance of recreation programs, in health and in settlement, research findings show that newcomer youth in Toronto face serious challenges accessing recreation. Finding information, navigating systems and locating relevant programs close to home are just a few of the obstacles that can prevent newcomer youth from participating in recreation.
Find out more, including strategic recommendations for addressing these issues, in the report entitled “Newcomer Youth Access to Recreation in Toronto: Relationships, Resources and Relevance”.
Watch SPT's presentation on newcomer youth access to recreation at the City of Toronto's Community Development and Recreation Committee
Read about the report in the news:
March 3, 2016 - Immigrant kids missing out on city recreation opportunities, study shows, Toronto Star
March 3, 2016 - Toronto recreation programs harder to access for immigrant youth, study finds, Metro News
March 3, 2016 - TV segment in Mandarin, OMNI TV
March 3, 2016 - News coverage in Chinese, Sing Tao Daily
March 7, 2016 - Advocacy group says newcomer children trail behind in signing up for city-run activities, Scarborough Mirror
March 8, 2016 - Toronto recreation registration may leave newcomers on sidelines, advocates say, Metro News
March 10, 2016 - Newcomer youth missing out on vital recreational programs, Torontoist