Ottawa Karen Youth Centre Volunteers
Ottawa Karen Youth Centre creates a safe space, positive environment, and delivers activities and programs to decrease the isolation of Karen youth in the community and provide a safe space where they can share knowledge, experiences and maintain their culture. (OKYC works closely with and is supported by the Catholic Centre for Immigrants Ottawa).
OKYC Volunteers work directly with Karen youth originally from Myanmar country now in Ottawa. Volunteers support a variety of programs/activities for Karen youth, such as homework support and skills-building workshops, while also emphasizing the importance of developing social identity and maintaining culture.