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Young people up to the ages of 18 have unique needs when they come to live in a new place. Northumberland is a welcoming community with lots for youth to do.

Getting Settled

There are activities and programs to help with the following:

  • improve English language skills
  • improve social networks
  • adapt to the education system
  • assist with learning
  • help find a job or get volunteer work
  • help voice needs and concerns
  • connect other to youth resources

Visit Fourinfo Community Information Database to search for programs or community agencies that might interest you.

YMCA Programs

The local YMCAs in Cobourg, Brighton, Colborne, Campbellford and Port Hope offer programming and activities for youth. Visit the YMCA Northumberland website to learn about the programs they offer for youth.

Newcomer Youth

The Settlement Worker in Schools Program of the New Canadians Centre runs a newcomer youth group in Northumberland. Call 289- 244-5176 or e-mail the SWIS worker in Northumberland for more details.

Visit Community Integration Network page to learn about how this program can help you adjust to your new life in Ontario.

There are also programs and services which are specific to newcomers in Canada. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada Newcomer youth page to learn more about jobs, work permits, education and health. is a one-stop source for useful information and government services for all youth.

Other Useful Sites