IBBY Canada is launching a therapeutic reading program for young refugee claimants from 6-12 years old living in shelters in Toronto, based on the model of IBBY Children in Crisis programs worldwide.
Increasing numbers of refugee claimants are arriving in the Greater Toronto Area and are facing longer and longer waits for refugee hearings. Children and families need support during this transitional stage.
IBBY Canada will be training volunteers to read with the children. A six-week pilot reading program at the Christie Street Welcome Centre will begin in mid-May 2018. We hope to expand to shelters across the GTA and eventually across the country, as fuelled by need and volunteer interest.
To learn more about the IBBY Canada Children in Crisis Refugee Centre Reading Program and how you can get involved as a volunteer reader, committee member or sponsor, please join us:
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
560 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, ON
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
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