Children and Youth Programs (CAYP)

Updated August 12, 2021

The ANC remains vigilant against the risk of COVID-19. 

As a direct service provider, we are continuing most of our current COVID-19 protocols on all ANC premises.

The one exception is that our offices are now readily open to the public, and drop-in services are more available. We continue to encourage that visitors make appointments, but it is no longer required.

All other COVID-19 preventative measures remain in effect. Staff members continue to wear masks and we ask that visitors to our office do so as well.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the ANC staff member you work with, or you can email us at information@ancnl.ca. If you are unsure where to direct your inquiry, please phone our main reception number in St. John’s at 709-722-9680 or visit https://www.ancnl.ca/contact-us/.

Please download COVID Alert, Canada’s free COVID-19 exposure notification app. It can alert you and your family to possible exposures before you have symptoms: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html.


The ANC’s Children and Youth Programs division (CAYP) is designed to identify and meet the needs of refugee and immigrant children and youth. The goals of the program are to assist children, youth, and their families as they transition into the Canadian school system, as well as to create an environment that is accepting and welcoming of diversity.

Services offered include:

  • Providing an orientation to the Canadian school system
  • Providing guidance and information to help immigrant students cope with everyday issues
  • Delivering non-therapeutic services to immigrant children and youth experiencing difficulties adjusting to life in Canada
  • Providing links between immigrant students and internal/external resources in the community and/or school
  • Supporting parents as children transition into the Canadian school system
  • Facilitating translation and interpretation services in schools
  • Developing and implementing activities and programs that promote a more inclusive school environment
  • Assisting teachers/administrators in the education of immigrant children and youth

Supports are offered in elementary, junior high, and high schools within the Newfoundland and Labrador English and French School Districts.

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