Youth

Newcomer youth are a growing presence in Canada but more so in Ontario. As this young population leads the way for a “new” Canada, it is important for service providers, researchers, teachers, and social policymakers to investigate the multiple challenges and barriers that newcomer youth face as they navigate through their adjustment and settlement processes.

Ontario Expanding Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth

The Ontario government is investing $2.9 million to enhance and expand the Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth (SAPACCY) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and seven new satellite locations across Ontario, as part of the government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over 10 years to implement Roadmap to Wellness.

Government of Canada highlights support for approximately 1,300 projects under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

August 4, 2021 - Toronto, Ontario - Employment and Social Development Canada

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, highlighted federal investments of up to $96 million through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative.

Canada and Ontario Invest Over $35 million in 35 Recreational and Community Infrastructure Projects



July 06, 2021


The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt; the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia–Lambton; and His Worship Jody Wilman, Mayor of the Township of St. Joseph, announced joint funding for 35 recreational and community infrastructure projects across Ontario.

Health & Safety Awareness Presentation

WSPS' Health & Safety Awareness Presentation (HSAP) gives students, new immigrants and other vulnerable workers the crucial information they need to ensure their health and safety on the job. Free of charge, these sessions can be presented to classrooms of any size – including general assemblies – and are delivered by trained WSPS volunteers.

HSAP can be delivered in English or French. For all other language inquiries, please contact hsapregistrations@wsps.ca.