Yes – Post-Secondary Education is Possible!

“There is no education that is just for earning a living; it is also for living a life” W.E.B. Dubois (1973, p. 84). On Saturday, September 28 our grade 12 youth fellows enjoyed a trip to downtown Toronto to visit the Ontario Universities Fair and check out post secondary education options. Why is Post Secondary Education (PSE) such an important Continue reading Yes – Post-Secondary Education is Possible!

Welcome to our 2013-2014 NOISE Fellows!

We have now completed the recruitment and application processes for the 2013-2014 NOISE Fellows and have now offered a spot to 40 youth (from CW Jefferys C. I. and Emery C. I.) and 40 BSW students from the School of Social Work at York University. The NOISE Team is really looking forward to welcoming them and supporting their NOISE Making Continue reading Welcome to our 2013-2014 NOISE Fellows!

No Community is Perfect, But Each Community is Home

Have you ever looked around your community and thought to yourself, “I wish we had a _____”?  Have you ever thought to yourself that if only your community had a ____, it would be so much better? Did you ever wonder what life would be like if your community had a _____? How much would change? What would be different?

Part 3: Language

Language is an important part of our society. Throughout this blog series on newcomer youth, we have discussed the relationship between language and the settlement experience. In this blog, I will talk about the ways in which language affects newcomers in Canada, exploring life inside the classroom and at home.

A Beautiful NOISE

Not so long ago, the NOISE project was a hope, an idea with no people.  No people = no NOISE.  Over the last nine months, students from Emery Collegiate and York University have worked together with Social Work Faculty members and alumni to bring NOISE to life! In small groups, what we call “pods”, NOISE fellows have developed new relationships Continue reading A Beautiful NOISE