The aim of the Immigrant Youth Worker program is to support newcomer students (immigrants and refugees) in grade 9 to 12. This program is currently available at Pinetree Secondary School. Services provided are:
Offering school orientation and follow-up services to help students adjust to school environment
One on one counselling/dealing with students’ emotional, social and academic issues
Connecting students to resources in schools (Career Resource, Library, Clubs, and etc.)
Helping students secure employment and volunteer opportunities
Supporting students with college/university applications
Providing home visits if needed
In addition, the Immigrant Youth Worker provides various after school and extra-curriculum programs in schools and in the community to address newcomer students’ different needs including:
Field trips to: -
Downtown Vancouver for FlyOver Canada and ice skating
Mackin House Museum, Coquitlam
Simon Fraser University and Douglas College
Attending information sessions at Douglas College and BCIT
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Immigrant Youth Clubs
Pinetree Secondary School
Pinetree Global Group
A diverse group created by students and the Immigrant Youth Worker, to support and learn from one another. It's a place to celebrate our differences and similarities as we navigate through life in Canada.
Our group is dedicated to helping newcomers with a variety of topics such as information and orientation, policies, procedures, post-secondary education, volunteer and/or community involvement, community connections, employment, global issues, community issues, personal issues, and other various topics.
We are a group of many cultures and full of different backgrounds and personal and cultural history/stories.
We do not judge or discriminate, and we are encouraged to listen to, support, and encourage one another in the most positive, respectful, and efficient way. It is also a group to have fun and do activities together to build strong connections and grow our resources.
We meet weekly throughout the year.
You can follow on Instagram @pinetreeglobalgroup, but all official communications and announcements will be through TEAMS.
When: Mondays at 3:15pm
(no club on the first Monday of each month)
Volunteer Adopt-a-Trail Group
When: Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:15pm
Where: Hoy Creek Trail - meet at Immigrant Youth Workers office
For more information contact: -
James Conedera at (604)-319-2049 or at firstname.lastname@example.org