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Free Summer Soccer Leagues

Our Summer soccer league will be held throughout the summer months starting July to September.
To participate, kindly register yourself or your team by either filling out the forms or by sending an email to us:

Registration links:

If you are a coach or a captain registering your team, please use this form.:     
Please make sure to include all the names of the players. If you have issues adding all the names, please send us the names via email:

If you are a player registering yourself, please use this form.:
We will assess the form and then assign you to a team that matches your needs/likes.

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The Immigrant Experience - Podcast

We’ve worked on improving the lives of over 25,000 young people through direct practice.
The Immigrant Experience is a ground-breaking advocate podcast project that is led by racialized and black immigrant youth in Ottawa exploring their experiences and perspectives of culture shock, language, education and integration barriers, racism, and discrimination.

The Immigrant Experience project is determined to provide a safe space that promotes and spearheads advocacy by exploring the experiences and perspectives of young racialized immigrant youth in Ottawa.

Do you want to share your story? Kindly complete the form by clicking here and our team will get back to you as soon as possible. 


The links between school success and healthy participation in activities outside of school hours are clear.  Research has demonstrated that the more access a child or youth has to positive activities during these “critical hours” outside of school hours, the higher their chance of success in school and life.

The project “Coping mental health through Soccer” came as a result of the PhotoVoice project organized by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa (SPCO). The PhotoVoice project made us realize that social-based programs are crucial in addressing mental health in immigrant and newcomer communities and also it is important to consider appropriate social activity based on a specific community. Soccer is a very prominent/common sport across many newcomer/immigrant communities. Incorporating mental health components will without doubt help address mental health crises in these communities. Almost all of us realized that mental health is not a common topic in our households/life (Particularly racialized immigrants/newcomer youth) . Through soccer, however, with the help of mental health advocates the project will provide a platform for informal discussion on mental health and other social issues affecting the participants.

The core purpose of the Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa (ANYO) is to provide a safe space where newcomer black and racialized youth will tackle mental health problems and foster mental wellness through sport and recreation

Active Newcomer Youth- ANONYMOUS SURVEY

Jan 31, 2022

Good day friends,
The results of the surveys are now out.
You can find them on our news and testimony section or by simply clicking on this here:

Get in touch with Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa - ANYO to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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