We Belong: A How-To Guide



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Improving access to physical activity programs for newcomer youth


The How-To Guide shares practical ways to enhance the experiences of newcomer youth in physical activity settings by supporting facilitators in fostering assets in participants, providing information on how to utilize the Asset-Based Community Development approach, and informing facilitators on how to create culturally responsive programs that are inclusive of all children and youth.

We Belong: A How-To Guide

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The guide includes five sections for developing quality programming using an Asset-Based Community Development approach:

  1. Introduction - provides an overview, key definitions and sets the context for program development
  2. Planning Phase - includes sections on religious and cultural considerations, family and parental influences, adaptations and modifications, safety and addressing other barriers
  3. Implementation Phase - focuses on appropriate communication strategies and participant guidelines
  4. Evaluation Phase - provides information on various evaluation tools and details to consider at the end of the program
  5. Appendices - includes a variety of information on building developmental assets, worksheets for program planning, case studies and sample permission and evaluation forms

Additional Information

Author PHE Canada
Pages 75
Format Spiral