black youth

March 21, 2017
  by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhD Provinical Academic Director, YouthREX  Associate Professor, School of Social Work   York University     “I want black youth in this province to know that their lives matter.” - Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism    Finally!  After decades of persistent and untiring advocacy by community stakeholders, the Ontario Government launched a 3-year Anti-Racism Strategy: A Better Way Forward on March 07, 2017. As part of this strategy, the Ontario Government also announced the launch of the Ontario Black...
January 02, 2017
 by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager  Happy New Years! While we have lots of exciting content planned for 2017 on our eXchange blog, we thought we'd start off the year by highlighting our Top Five most read entries from 2016. We'll be taking some pointers for 2017 - ie. including lots more Youth Perspective features in 2017 - and hope to feature even more voices from the frontlines of youth work. In the meantime, check out these awesome posts! 1. Youth Perspectives | Taking Care During Times of Anti-Black Traumaby Jhanelle Porter, YouthREX Digital...
September 06, 2016
 by Donovan Hayden YouthREX Summer Intern and BA student, Hobart College        Canadians, particularly Torontonians, flaunt our diversity, inclusion, and our ‘mosaic’ society. Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world, something that makes me proud and provides an advantage in this globalized world.  However, we still have work to do to truly connect diversity and opportunity; simply having people of different colors living together within city boundaries does not create an equal and diverse society.  On the one hand, we praise our diversity but at the same time we ignore,...