Did you know that

  • Immigrant and ethnocultural youth make up 25% of the public school population in Calgary.
  • Longitudinal studies have found these youth have a harder time realizing their dreams because of┬átheir complex realities.
  • They face the unravelling of their identities and belonging.
  • Some vulnerable youth are propelled towards criminal gang activity.
  • Only 1 in 5 schools have a plan or strategy to address cultural diversity and competence.
  • Even those that graduate,┬ámostly struggle academically in post-secondary settings.
  • Under-employment among these students represents a loss of educational and intellectual capital that Canada needs to sustain a competitive economy.

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