Bridging Two Worlds: Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth [Bulk Orders Only]

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Bridging Two Worlds provides teachers, school administrators and counsellors with the knowledge and practical resources to deliver more informed and culturally responsive career development and guidance to newcomer and refugee youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This book and the study upon which it is based grew out of the Canadian spirit of cultural diversity and inclusivity. Bridging Two Worlds offers data-informed curriculum development and instructional ideas that recognize and address educational gaps as well as cultural or experiential differences that impede progress.

In the first section, the book considers issues that relate to school-based learning and teaching. While not all newcomers to Canada face the cumulative effects of trauma, interrupted learning and new-language acquisition, all educators should be aware of how these affect human development and learning. The second section focuses on educator competency – preparing and training teachers and counsellors to work with newcomer and refugee children and youth. It includes relevant core competencies from the Career Development Guidelines and Standards of Practice and 30 sample lessons for educators. The book concludes with a section devoted to student learning outcomes for life/work development. Learning outcomes from the Blueprint for Life/Work Designs are provided with accompanying suggestions for instruction across all elementary and secondary grade levels.


Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Chair, World Council on Refugees and Former Canadian Minister
of Foreign Affairs

Sareena Hopkins, Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation

Kathy Whynot, English as Additional Language & Newcomer Children and Youth
Learning Specialist, Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick

John Driscoll, President, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Milton Ortega, Executive Director, Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies

Celia Vielfaure, Career & Workforce Development Services Advisor, Manitoba Institute
for Trades and Technology

Christine Oliver, Supervisor, English Language Learning, Kingsland Reception Centre, Calgary Board of Education

James Baker, PhD, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, McMaster University and Manager, Programs and Research, Association for New Canadians, Newfoundland and Labrador

Leah Hamilton, PhD, Associate Professor; Bissett School of Business, Research Development Officer; Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement, Mount Royal University

Paula Markus, Program Co-ordinator, ESL/ELD Toronto District School Board (retired 2017) and Sessional Lecturer, University of Toronto-OISE

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