empowerment

December 13, 2017
by Rahma Siad ToganeYouthREX, Research Assistantand Krystle SkeeteThe Spot, Program Manager, Settlement Services     For the past 10 years, the Jane-Finch Centre’s Youth Department has run a community space called The Spot-Where YOU (th) Want To Be. Conveniently located in a central community location, programming at the Spot includes: drop-in services, socio-recreational and education programming, a youth studio, immigration settlement support, and gender-specific programming by way of a young women’s group, and young men’s group.  Over the years, staff and volunteers have noticed low...
December 14, 2016
 by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager    This month's eXchange theme is Girls Run the World - partly inspired by Beyoncé, because, of course, but also by a few other important things specific to this month! On December 6, we recognized the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada, which serves as a reminder of how important it is to create safe spaces for women and girls by providing access to resources, support, leadership development opportunities and mentorship.  As the Girls Action Foundation toolkit states, “Girls...