Watch the RECAP Video of the Sport For Newcomers initiative project, under the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and in collaboration with Action for Healthy Communities and the Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre (Toronto).

The Sport For Newcomer Initiative was an 8-month project in collaboration with the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada. This initiative’s goal was to increase newcomer youth participation in community sports and address the barriers for newcomers to actively participate in sports activities, and to enhance the capacity of newcomer support organizations to continue to work on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment working with cross-sectoral partners.

During the last 8 month period, AHC worked alongside a Sport Works Officer, Kristina Turner, to achieve the goals that were set out. Kirstina accomplished quite a lot during the short period as following but not limited to:

– Facilitated partnership with various stakeholders and raised awareness of the importance of an inclusive and welcoming environment for newcomers

– Connections to supporters and resources

– Compiled and developed efficient resource list and tools for us to continue to support newcomer families and youth

– Provided support and connection between families/youth in need and the resources so they were able to have the meaningful experience they never had

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