Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa (ANYO)

ANYO tackles mental health, wellness, employment and the issues that matter – with activities by and for immigrant youth. Summer 2023 ANYO soccer program registration is open for registration. For children and youth aged 6 to 17 years old click here to register.  Youth and young adults aged 18 – 30 years old use this form to register – here. If you missed the 2022 final game on Sept. 4 at TD Place Stadium, watch it here.  Congratulations to Ottawa Mulenge FC, the 2022 champions! 


See the winners of ANYO’s first annual “The Immigrant Awards” Celebration on ANYO’s Facebook page.  Special thanks to Kaykay4Show and Kalix Breezy for their great performances.

Check out ANYO’s podcast, “The Immigrant Experience“, exploring the experiences and perspectives of Ottawa’s immigrant youth.

Keep in touch by phone: 613-291-9528, email: , our website: Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa ,  Facebook/YouTube: Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa, Instagram: @anyottawa Twitter: @anyottawa

YECO-Youth Engagement and Community Outreach

Youth Engagement and Community Outreach (YECO) is a self-organized group of youth from low-income, immigrant and racialized communities.  It was established in January 2021 as a dialogue forum for issues related to gun violence. Most of the group have lost close relatives or friends to homicide.  They understand the trauma of gun violence infused into the community.  The young people have been having conversations on-line and in-person on coping with the negative impact of gun violence.  Supported by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa, YECO organized on August 7, 2022, a Town Hall Meeting at the Bronson Center with 25 youth for a panel discussion on the impact of, and community response to gun violence.  YECO is resolved to help Black, racialized and newcomer youth integrate into communities that are safe and healthy.  If you are interested to discuss or learn more about YECO, check out the website: or follow them at:
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