Working Group

The Newcomer Working Group is dedicated to encouraging the integration, civic participation, and success of newcomer youth in Toronto. 

For questions, email our Newcomer Lead at

About Leena

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Leena Badri
Newcomer Lead

Leena Badri is a University of Toronto student pursuing a dual degree in Peace, Conflict, and Justice studies and African studies. She has extensive experience working with a host of organizations that work to support the needs and demands of marginalized groups. Her experience also extends to her work in the areas of policy and international relations, as she has developed a wide array of skills related to research, organizing, campaigning, and project development. Having immigrated to Canada in her early years, Leena has a deep-rooted understanding of the complexities and difficulties which newcomers, and especially newcomer youth, face in their relocation to Canada. Leena is incredibly passionate about ensuring that newcomer youth are provided with the adequate resources, attention, and support needed to make their transition into Canadian society both seamless and fruitful. She is excited to work alongside a dedicated and passionate team at TYC to achieve these objectives, and continue the work of past working groups.