Seeds of Change Report

Seeds of Change (SOC) is a project of North York Community House (NYCH) funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).  It seeks to increase the number of newcomer and low income youth living in northwest Toronto that become meaningfully engaged in their community and start the process of creating solutions to their challenges through the innovative use of participatory action research (PAR) as a tool. 

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Stepping Stones to Leadership Toolkit

Just over three years ago, North York Community House launched the Stepping Stones to Leadership project. Our goal was to enable newcomers to develop the contacts, skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the Canadian workplace.

This toolkit highlights the outcomes of the Stepping Stones to Leadership project and ways to incorporate mentorship into your organization.

Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support:

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Perspectives Project Toolkit

Peer Leaders from both the LGBTQ++ and Disabilities communities came together to share their experiential knowledge on how to conduct story circles for LGBTQ++ and Disabilities identified and allied newcomers. Both best in practice and what challenges to be aware of are highlighted and explained for a deepened understanding.

More information about the Perspectives Project

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DIY: Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Doing It For Themselves

Executive Summary
This report, produced by North York Community House (“NYCH”), provides analysis and recommendations around developing service strategies to support entrepreneurial activity among immigrants living in the City of Toronto. NYCH partnered with Public Interest to conduct this research, which included a review of literature and key informant interviews. NYCH also employed community animators who conducted 100 one-to-one interviews with immigrant owners of small businesses in five languages. Finally, NYCH established an advisory roundtable of service providers who support immigrant entrepreneurs to offer input to the project.

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