Resources for Supporting Young Refugees

Below you will find links to tools, resources, and research that will help guide your work with refugee children and youth new to Canada. They have been created by our Network Members and colleagues from around the world.

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Join our #YoungRefugees Community of Practice

The #YoungRefugees Community of Practice is a space to discuss best practices, discover opportunities, and share resources to advance the skills, services, and programs that support refugee young people. 

This initiative is the result of a conversation started at the CYCC Network’s #YoungRefugees Wisdom2Action event, where participants expressed interest in having an online platform for continued discussion and collaboration.

What to Expect

  • Online discussion board
  • Resource sharing platform
  • Webinars and other learning opportunities
Request Access
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Links and Resources

Caring for Kids New to Canada

Canadian Paediatric Society

A guide for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth.

Refugee Mental Health Project

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

“The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers’ knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. We hope this initiative will help contribute to an informed, sustainable network of service provision.”

INFO-SHEET: Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Students & Families to School

School Mental Health ASSIST

Designed to provide introductory information for educators in supporting the mental health and well-being of newcomer students.

Newcomer Community Wellness Project: Im/migrants’ Perspectives of their Mental Health and Wellness

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

The Newcomer Community Wellness Project aims to develop a model to provide equitable and culturally competent mental health services to im/migrants and to help communities increase their ability to respond to issues of mental, health, wellness and addictions.

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Hassan, G, Kirmayer, LJ, Mekki- Berrada A., Quosh, C., el Chammay, R., Deville-Stoetzel, J.B., Youssef, A., Jefee-Bahloul, H., Barkeel-Oteo, A., Coutts, A., Song, S. & Ventevogel, P.

A review for mental health and psychosocial support staff working with Syrians affected by armed conflict.

Photo courtesy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Creative Commons.