NYLD is designed to help newcomer youth have a positive settlement experience and become engaged members of the community.
NYLD is a free program for newcomer youth ages 13-24 who are permanent residents or convention refugees.
First, check out the locations listed below to decide which works best for you. Then you can:
NYLD is a group-based program that runs year round. Newcomer youth groups meet weekly with a staff advisor to participate in a variety of activities including:
Moses, a newcomer from Sri Lanka, found his second home at the Y.
Thanks to the Ted Rogers Scholarship, Hera and Sharla can continue their […]
“"It helped me grow so much as a person, and all of the memories I have from the program are so positive and made my experience unforgettable.”
- Samet (Former Youth Intern)
Are you a current participant or alumni of the NYLD Program? Gain practical work experience and give back to your community through the NYI Program!
Youth interns have the choice to focus on one of the four following streamlines:
Would you like our staff to deliver a workshop in your class, library or community organization? Our Learn and Lead workshop series for newcomer youth offer a great variety of topics to choose from, including leadership, communication, volunteering, post-secondary education, Canadian culture and more. Check out our flyer (PDF) for more details!
Thank you for your interest in this position. The Summer 2022 Cohort Applications are now closed. Please check back for more opportunities during our Winter Cohort in January 2023