Our Space Too: A Conversation about Mental Wellness in Newcomer Youth Communities

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 The OCIC Youth Policy-Makers Hub held #OurSpaceToo, a workshop for newcomer (immigrant and refugee) youth and a safe space to foster informative and personal dialogue about mental wellness in their communities.

This was an opportunity for education and awareness, collective relationship building, and a space to practice wellness. We discussed issues around how newcomer youth are getting or could get involved in the international development sector, anti-racism, stigma around mental health, as well as awareness about available resources and sharing self-care strategies.

There were two available workshop dates:August 20, 2020 and August 27, 2020, both from 6:00 to 7:30 pm (EDT). Participants were encouraged to attend one of the sessions as the workshop content will be the same on both dates. Please note that these workshops were not be recorded to ensure that it is a safe space.

About OCIC Youth-Policy Makers Hub

The Youth Policy-Makers Hub (YPH) is a signature initiative of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC). YPH is an multi-generational initiative that engages diverse youth from across Ontario in international cooperation policy processes in support of Gender Equality, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).