The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre project Engaging Youth from Diverse Ethno-cultural Communities has produced these tools and products:
- The website Volunteering Eh. It includes a play, also called Volunteering Eh!, on the experiences of and challenges faced by newcomer youth in volunteering in Ontario. You can view this play online.
- The research report Engaging youth from diverse ethno-cultural communities. This report documents the current newcomer youth volunteering practices, perceptions about volunteering, and key strategies to enhance newcomer youth engagement in volunteering.
- A Newcomer Youth Volunteerism Kit, scheduled to be finished in Spring 2010. This kit will help youth connect to volunteer opportunities, help parents understand the value and benefits of volunteering, and help teachers, guidance counsellors and nonprofit organizations address barriers to youth volunteering.
ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
The ministry has partnered with the Ontario Volunteer Centre network and volunteer centres across Ontario for the 2012 ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge – a way for Ontario teens to make a difference in their lives and communities through volunteering.
Help us meet our goal of 25,000 Ontario youth volunteering for three hours over 3 weeks: April 15-May 6, 2012. Find out how you can be a part of the Challenge.