New program focuses on youth

The Immigrant Welcome Centre, in conjunction with School District 71, is piloting a new program to the Comox Valley with a focus on youth.

The Immigrant Welcome Centre of the Comox Valley, in partnership with School District 71, is piloting a new program to the Comox Valley with a focus on youth.

This program leverages youth enthusiasm for media, the desire for meaning and open discussion around issues that impact the community and the world.

This new program, Meaningful Media Night (M&M Night) will bring together not only youth but interested members of the community, to participate in watching a meaningful movie and then discussing points of interest afterward.

The idea behind this program is to provide an opportunity for diverse youth, with the support of caring adults, to come together and share cross-cultural awareness.

With a growing foreign-born population and a thriving First Nation community, this partnership hopes to open doors for all diversity to engage with one another in a new and meaningful way.

This Thursday will be the first M&M Night at Lake Trail Middle School from 5 to 8 p.m. A screening of the documentary Bully, along with snacks, that will be followed by a lively discussion.

All interested youth and community members must register by contacting Nina at 250-338 6359 or Nina.Poljak@ImmigrantWelcome.ca, as limited seats are available. If you are interested in volunteering with this new program, contact her.

The Immigrant Welcome Centre serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River and North Island. They provide services to immigrants to help them integrate and settle into Canada. Over 600 clients have been served in the past year.

— Immigrant Welcome Centre

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