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Immigrant services launches youth health survey in Guelph-Wellington

The survey runs Feb. 12 to 23
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Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington will be sending out its Well-Being Health and Youth (WHY) survey in a variety of languages through local service providers.

The survey will be sent to staff, students and families with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Wellington Catholic District School Board and Upper Grand District School Board.

The survey is set to launch on Feb. 12 and will run until Feb. 23

It collects information about youth health and well-being. The information could identify issues schools, school boards, and local service providers could address.

“The mental health and physical well being of Guelph Wellington area students is top of mind for both local school boards and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington is thrilled to be part of the process and important initiative,” said Sandra Cocco, CEO of Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington, in a press release.

The WHY survey will be translated to Vietnamese, Urdu, Tigrinya, Chinese, Hindi, Filipino Tagalog, Amharic, Punjabi, and Arabic.

Through the Settlement Workers in School program the agency identified ways to strengthen equity and access.

“The agency’s Translation and Interpretation program (TIPS) is helping to ensure students and parents from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have access to the survey in their language of origin,” said Cocco, in the release.

“Removing language barriers is key to successful relationships and quality services, especially when we are talking about health and well being,” she said.


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