Elementary and Secondary School Preparation for Newcomers

In Canada, primary (elementary) and secondary education are managed by each province or territory. Attendance is mandatory for children to receive an education. Many schools have settlement workers to help children and parents who are new to Canada. Ask your school about this if you’re interested.

Reducing the Barriers: Supports for Young Parents Under One Roof

Pregnancy and parenting are life transitions that can be challenging no matter how old you are. Each situation is different; you may have a lot of support, while others feel overwhelmed and alone. You may be new to Canada or need support from people outside of your immediate family. No matter the situation, some services offer help specifically for young pregnant and parenting youth.

The other reality is that housing costs vary widely from city to city, with the popular gateway urban centres like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal being by far the most expensive.