Welcome!

Journeys to Active Citizenship is a five-year collaborative project to build a more inclusive Canada where immigrants and refugees are empowered to play a greater role in shaping their communities.

Featured Activities

Build Skills
It’s easy to be swayed by misinformation and disinformation. Learn how to spot it and, more importantly, how to fight it.
Discover Self & Community
What makes you feel like you belong in your community? Through art and performance, explore what helps you feel safe & attached to your neighborhood.
Learn the Fundamentals
Empower your community with a deeper understanding of our society, gain ideas for engagement, & enhance confidence in seeking information from public institutions.
Take Action
Engage in advocacy, discovering societal concerns, and honing persuasive English letter-writing skills to communicate with elected representatives on important issues.

What’s Happening

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Training Staff at Settlement Agencies Around Ontario
This summer, our team visited our friends at New Canadians Centre of Peterborough (NCCP) and Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCYR) for a training! We provided training on how to effectively facilitate civic engagement material to newcomers and immigrants and provided detailed information about JAC activities and how they might fit into their programs.
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Presentations in Peterborough and York Region
We visited our friends at New Canadians Centre Peterborough (NCC) and Catholic Services of York Region (CCYR) for a presentation! We provided training on how to effectively facilitate civic engagement material to newcomers and immigrants and provided detailed information about JAC activities and how they might fit into their programs.
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Thunder Bay Program Piloting
JAC will be working with Thunder Bay Multicultural Association to pilot a unique model of the Journeys to Active Citizenship program. The program will run over ten sessions, and help support immigrants to Thunder Bay as they develop further as active citizens. After the completion of the piloting session, we will receive feedback which will be used to further refine our curriculum and program model.
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Thunder Bay Multicultural Association Training for Youth
Jasmine and Tania met with Thunder Bay Multicultural Association staff to conduct a training for implementing the Youth Active Citizenship program. The training was productive and brought forth constructive conversations that highlighted skills that the facilitators brought to the program. We also discussed possible biases and stereotypes to be mindful of when implementing the program.
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Upcoming Webinar - Beyond the Vote: Civic Engagement for Youth
We’re pleased to invite you to our webinar on pathways to civic engagement for youth! We’ll be joined by 3 speakers from The Canadian-Muslim Vote, Asad Malek, Wardah Shaikh, and Qazi Abdurrehman. Followed by a Q&A to generate discussion.
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Upcoming - Youth Active Citizenship Roundtable: Engaging Newcomer Youth
Youth Active Citizenship Roundtable will guide participants to inspire newcomer youth become more civically engaged as it pertains to social and political representation, and human rights. Joined by guest speakers Sukhpreet Sangha, the Public Legal Education Manager at LEAF, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, and Ousama Alkhatib, the Manager of Youth Initiatives for World Education Services. Learn and register by following the link.