Making a new country your home is both exciting and overwhelming. FYI’s Settlement Service helps make the process more welcoming. During intake, a Case Manager will work with a young person to perform an assessment to determine their needs in the areas of education, language, housing and employment. The Case Manager will recommend resources and programs at FYI and FYI’s partner organizations that could support the youth in their journey. Case Managers are available for additional supports that range from crisis counselling, translation services, and navigation of social services and legal proceedings. Participation in FYI programs offers newcomer youth a wonderful opportunity to build connections, develop new social networks and apply language skills in an informal setting.
A young person’s first step at For Youth Initiative is to meet with a Case Manager. During the intake process, the Case Manager will work with a young person to perform a needs assessment and discuss their individual goals. The Case Manager will recommend programs and resources at FYI and FYI’s partner organizations that could support the individual in their journey. The youth and Case Manager will regularly connect to check-in and track developments. Case Managers act as mentors, aides and allies to the youth at FYI. Multilingual services are available to cater to our community’s diverse needs.