SOMALI CANADIAN YOUTH NEEDED FOR A FOCUS GROUP RESEARCH STUDY!

This study is funded by Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services: Postsecondary Education Connectors (PSEC) Project Fund.

The objective of this study is to learn about the unique experiences, opportunities and challenges in accessing post-secondary education for Somali-Canadian youth in Ontario (Ottawa and Toronto). This research focuses on post-secondary education and peer-mentoring programs by looking at access, costs, provision, etc., in order to understand what is currently available and what needs to be improved upon and in which ways. This study is designed to bring initial insight on youth-identified gaps in mentoring and social programs and services that aid in the