What You Will Do

  • share stories and struggles
  • deal with stress related to school home, work or being in a new country
  • make new friends
  • discuss issues of racism, trauma, discrimination, family conflict, isolation, health and other issues that concern you
  • develop skills to become a community leader
  • use your skills to help other new immigrant and refugee youth
  • are an immigrant and refugee youth between the ages of 14 and 24, living in Metro Vancouver
  • individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents and who have been informed by a letter from IRCC
  • protected Person as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
  • live-in Caregiver or Temporary Foreign Worker
  • permanent resident
  • provincial nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from IRCC
  • naturalized Canadian citizen
Locations Available


  • Benefit from flexible training options including schedules that range from four-session courses to 80-hour, full day sessions; and first-language workshops for youth with limited English
  • Develop facilitation, communication, and public speaking skills from experts in various fields
  • Field trips to build connections with community resources
  • share experiences and discuss common concerns
  • Opportunity to provide peer support to other newcomer youth

Ready to start?

Email or call us
Vancouver: MYCircleVan@issbc.org
New Westminster/Burnaby: MYCircleNWBby@issbc.org
Tri-cities: MYCircleTriCities@issbc.org