SNAP – supporting newcomer access project

The Supporting Newcomer Access Project (SNAP): Peer-Based Sexual Health Education for Newcomer Youth

 

Supporting Newcomer Access Project (SNAP) is a peer sexual health education and leadership project for newcomer youth in Toronto. We train newcomer youth in the city to become sexual health educators who then make and lead workshops all around the city. SNAP Peer Educators will engage youth from diverse newcomer communities in Toronto to address the lack of relevant, accessible sexual health education for newcomer youth through the development and delivery of peer-led sexual health education workshops, activities and new media/communication technology resources. SNAP Peer Educators will form a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), and with support and guidance from PPT Staff, the YAC will work together to develop sexual health education workshops for newcomer youth that they will deliver in the community. Subjects could include healthy relationships, safer sex, consent, cultural balance, dealing with family/community/religion, or other topics identified by the YAC. All Peer Educators accepted into the program will participate in comprehensive training to increase knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and get skills necessary to create and deliver sexual health programming to other newcomer youth.

Eligibility: This volunteer opportunity is open to youth of all genders and backgrounds who are between the ages of 18 and 29.

 

Training: Training will start in November, taking place over multiple weeks for a total of 30 hours. Training will run one evening a week and 2 Saturdays, depending on the needs of the group. Applicants must be available to attend all sessions. Training is designed to increase your knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and to develop the necessary skills to provide information and deliver sexual health workshops to newcomer youth communities and to be a resource for their peers.

 

Training Dates/Times:

  • Monday, November 6, 6-8:30PM
  • Monday, November 13, 6-8:30PM
  • Monday, November 20, 6-8:30PM
  • Monday, November 27, 6-8:30PM
  • Monday, December 4, 6-8:30PM
  • Monday, December11, 6-8:30PM
  • Monday, December 18, 6-8:30PM
  • PLUS 2 Saturdays in either November or December, 10AM to 4PM (dates to be determined)

 

 

Commitment: Once training is completed, volunteers will meet twice a month, to continue creating new resources, workshops, building on skills, or other activities the group decides to undertake. Additional trainings and meetings may be added as needed. Commitment to this project is one year.

 

DUE DATE: Monday, October 30th at 9AM.

Fill out our online application here [link]

Or download and return PDF applications to:

Rhobyn James

Community Health Promoter/SNAP Coordinator

Email:
rjames@ppt.on.ca

Mail/In Person:
Planned Parenthood Toronto
36B Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto ON M5R 1A9


 

For more information contact: Rhobyn James, rjames@ppt.on.ca, 647.461.4454