“To empower and support newcomer and Canadian youth in the development and implementation of educational and other community-based activities that respect diversity and build inclusion”
IDEA is committed to developing the next generation of citizens, and offering programs and activities that inspire us to be better citizens.
Newcomer youth are a growing presence in Canada and will be the leaders of tomorrow in Canada. Unfortunately, newcomer youth face many challenges in adjusting to a new culture, language and environment. Many must deal with often-conflicting peer and parental expectations. Many lack social networks and supports. Many are exposed to bullying and oppression.
IDEA Inc. recognizes the challenges of newcomer youth and knows these challenges can deprive them of full dignity and power as members of our community. IDEA Inc.’s programming strives to ensure newcomer youth successfully adapt and integrate into Canadian society and truly have the opportunity to be leaders of tomorrow.
IDEA Inc. Youth Programs will develop newcomer youth’s leadership potential and skills. Newcomer youth will have the opportunity to lead relevant community projects. Newcomer youth will expand their networks and make new contacts. Newcomer youth will gain volunteer experience and develop teamwork and soft skills to help them become employable. The following IDEA youth programs are planned for the next upcoming years (pending funding):
The following IDEA youth programs are planned for the next upcoming years
IDEA strives to ensure newcomer youth successfully adapt and integrate into Canadian society by:
- Creating a youth leadership movement for both newcomer and Canadian-born youth in Canada;
- Providing an inclusive learning environment for youth to understand and strategize about issues they are facing and empower Manitoba youth to overcome barriers and participate fully in creating a thriving Manitoba, and;
- Developing action plans that create a more welcoming and inclusive Manitoba