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January 08, 2018
 by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhD Provincial Academic Director, YouthREX  Associate Professor, School of Social Work  York University      “Stereotypes and microaggressions shape the daily experiences of Black youth in Ontario. The cumulative impacts of anti-Black racism include disempowerment, isolation, internalized racism, and poor self-esteem.” - Doing Right Together, 2018   No. We are not ‘there’ yet. No. We are not yet in a post-racial world. No. Ontario is not yet an equitable province for Black youth. Yes. Race still matters. Powerfully!   Anti-Black racism still constrains the opportunities...
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...
November 09, 2016
 by Rebecca Houwer Knowledge Exchange Manager, YouthREX        Melissa Compton Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Mental Health Worker   Have you heard the phrase, “we are all treaty people”? How we understand ourselves as treaty people influences how we live as treaty people. The Government of Ontario has declared that the first week of November is Treaties Recognition Week. The week calls attention to the long history of treaty-making in this place that we now call Ontario, despite the many other names for this place that pre-date colonial contact.    Did you know that Ontario is...
August 02, 2016
by Laura MulrineYouthREX Communications and Digital Content Officer      “While they still punch below their weight electorally, young Canadians represent a powerful new political force that will continue to shape the future of Canadian politics for the next three decades, much like their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, did for the previous three.”  - (The Next Canada: Politics, Political Engagement, and Priorities of Canada's Next Electoral Powerhouse: Young Canadians) Following last month’s BREXIT referendum, there was a great deal of talk online and across social media platforms...