My Circle Program-Multicultural Youth Circle Program for Newcomer Youth

Agency: Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

Program Description:

MY Circle Program assists immigrant and refugee youth who are in the process of adapting to a new life in Canada.  The program creates an environment that helps newcomer youth to break feelings of isolation, develop support networks, learn new skills, and gather information and resources in a comfortable and supportive environment, meet strong role models, gain a positive image of youth’s community, and develop community capacity building opportunities.

The program has three components: an 80-hour training program, Peer-support Groups and a 12-week tutoring and settlement support club.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  • MY Circle Training – Immigrant and Refugee youth between 14 through 24 and can speak some English
  • Peer Support Groups – open to immigrant and refugee youth between 14 through 24 years of age
  • Community Circle Clubs – open to immigrant and refugee youth that are high school students between 13 through 18 years of age.

Registration Information

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Start Dates / Duration

Two trainings are offered in the fall, one in the spring and three in the summer. Contact staff for the start date of Peer Support Groups and the Community Circle Clubs.

Program Fee: Free

Contact Information

Contact: Andrea Canales, Program Manager or Martha Contreras, Program Assistant

Phone: (604) 522-5902 ext. 1791

Fax: (604) 522-5908

Email: or

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Contact staff for current training location and support group location