Building my confidence
Tolin, a young woman who loves reading true crime books and skateboarding, has moved a lot in the past few years. Fleeing the violence in Syria, her family was sponsored by relatives in Saudi Arabia, before finally coming to Canada two years ago.
As a newcomer and a teenager, it can be daunting to start over in a new country, both socially and academically. Her school referred her to our Pivot program where she met our youth worker Crystal and the two formed a close bond.
This helps them build confidence, succeed in school and in life, and go on to contribute to building stronger and more resilient communities.