Newcomer Youth Support Services

Newcomer Youth Support Services is the newest addition to the support services offered to Government Assisted Refugees at Wesley Urban Ministries. Since November 2012, we have increased our service offerings to include specific programming tailored to the unique needs of children and youth arriving in Canada as Government Assisted Refugees.

Through this pilot, children and youth receive orientations upon arrival which are tailored to what they will experience during their first days and weeks in Canada. Following this, each youth will be matched with a case manager to support them through intensive case management, conducting in depth needs assessments to provide them with the support and referrals to successfully integrate into the community, and the school/employment world in Canada.

Read the Newcomer Youth Support Services 2014 Evaluation Report to read more about the success of this pilot project:  NYSS 2014 Evaluation Report


  • Community education/promotion
  • Mainstream and diverse inter-agency collaboration
  • Initial and ongoing needs assessment
  • Linkages to employment programs and community support services such as health care
  • Orientation to Canadian life (Youth context)
  • Mentorship program
  • Social supports
  • Critical life skills training

Access to Services: Government  assisted refuge youth from 6yrs to 21yrs.

52 Catharine St N
Hamilton, ON L8R 1J1
T: (905) 528-5629 ext 233
F: (905) 528-9977