ANYO 2022 Soccer League - Updates.
ANYO tackles mental health, wellness, employment and the issues that matter – with activities by and for immigrant youth. 16 teams of newcomers/immigrant youth aged 18 – 30 competed all summer in ANYO’s free soccer league. If you missed the final game on Sept. 4 at TD Place Stadium, watch it here. Congratulations to Ottawa Mulenge FC, the 2022 champions!
For those wishing to join the program in the future, kindly stay connected by visiting our website, and social media – Instagram: @anyottawa, Facebook/YouTube: Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa, Twitter: @anyottawa. We could not have done without the great support of our community partners and the generocity of community members. If you can, please consider donating to support the program by clicking on the link here:
Free Summer Soccer Leagues
ANYO’s Immigrant Awards
VOTING CLOSED. SEPT 03, 2022
We are pleased to announce the first edition of ANYO’s Immigrant Awards. These Awards
will be 100% people’s choice and aim to recognize, celebrate and promote young talents in the immigrant in Ottawa and Canada at large.
We are very happy to announce that the first edition of The Immigrant Community Awards celebration will be held on Sept 10th at the Award Gala Night.
Date: Saturday, September 10th 2022.
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Venue: St Laurent Complex- 525 Cote Street, Ottawa ON K1K 0Z8.We could not have done without the great support of our community partners and the generocity of community members. If you can, please consider donating to support the program by clicking on the link here:
WHO WE ARE
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.
Community Support Newcomer Youth
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PODCAST & SHOWS
Summer Soccer Leagaue Schedule
Winter Soccer League Schedule
Virtual FIFA Schedule
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