Youth Forum 2023 was a blast!

17 Feb, 2023
A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the 12th Annual Youth Forum today! We had a fantastic turnout (almost 800 attendees) and it was incredible to see so many passionate young people come together to create and celebrate positive changes.

Youth Forum, a pinnacle event of CIWA’s Youth Mentorship Program, is celebrating its twelfth year. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the forum showcases the individual experiences of mentees and mentors involved in the program, and highlights many success stories of integration and engagement as experienced by young immigrants and mainstream youth.

Learn more about the Youth Mentorship Program! Click here to download the Youth Forum publication.

We’d like to thank our partners who helped make this event a success: Forest Lawn Library, ERP Massage College, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Blizzards Basketball, Pink Rubies Photography, Kids Play, Cornerstone Youth Centre, Youth Collaborative at CIWA, Youth Central, Youth Employment Centre, Immigrant Services Calgary, Calgary Police Women’s Recruitment, University of Calgary Women’s Resource Centre, Mount Royal University, SAIT, Centre for Newcomers, WP Puppet, and Action Dignity. 

We also thank all our food donors: Better Business Bureau, Village Ice Cream, and Flip Appeal. 

Also, we want to give a huge shoutout to our amazing mentors, mentees, and of course our volunteers!
Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to get involved! Together, we can make a difference in our communities and beyond.

Your support and dedication to empowering young people is truly appreciated and made a significant impact on the success of this event!!