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Catholic Community Services of York Region peer leaders guide asylum seekers in a new land

Catholic Community Services of York Region peer leaders guide asylum seekers in a new land

Our Peer Leaders with lived experiences are helping fellow refugee claimants build their new lives in Canada. They are CCSYR's...

Podcast 5- Community Partnerships and Employment opportunities

Unlocking the Potential of Strategic Partnerships and Employment Support for Newcomers

In this podcast, Martha Samer, Manager of Employment Services highlights how crucial employment services are for newcomers dealing with...

Social Prescribing: How We Implement the Model Successfully

Social Prescribing: How We Implement the Model Successfully

In this podcast, our staff explains what social prescribing means and how we incorporate this approach to support the holistic...

Unravelling complexities of mental health challenges of newcomers

Unravelling Complexities of Mental Health Challenges of Newcomers

Elvan Duras and Hengameh Sorouri describe the complex nature of trauma that newcomers from diverse backgrounds struggle with. They also shine...

A sneak peek into the Mental Health and Addiction Support Group for Newcomer Youth Program

A Sneak Peek Into the Mental Health and Addiction Support Group for Newcomer Youth Program

Michelle Krakovich and Stephanie Bogart identify the factors that contribute to newcomer youth’s mental health challenges and elaborate on how...

How to Stay Healthy in Canada Winter - CCSYR - York Region - Settlement Services

How to Stay Healthy in Winter

As the new year unfolds, it also creates a perfect opportunity to reset your priorities and focus on self-care. Being...

Podcast 1- CCSYR programs and services for newcomers

An Overview of CCSYR Programs and Services

Tashia Edwards and Adelina Bridi outline areas of our work, the delivery model, and the best practices we follow to...

How to Support Mental Health Challenges of Newcomer Youth

How to Support Mental Health Challenges of Newcomer Youth

How can I help my teen child deal with depression? Where can I learn how to support the mental health...

Newcomers’ Guide to Survive Canadian Winter

If you have heard tales about the harsh, dark, and freezing days and are apprehensive about your first winter in...

Celebrating Our Journey: Unveiling the CCSYR Website Redesign

Today, we are thrilled to share the exciting journey we've embarked on and successfully completed – the redesign of the...

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