racialized youth

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 23, 2016
 Compiled by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager      On Saturday, October 29, YouthREX welcomed over 40 youth sector stakeholders to our Post-Exchange Design Day, hosted in collaboration with the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunity Fund and MaRS Solutions Lab. We were also fortunate to have a team member from Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) start the day off by hosting a wonderful icebreaker activity called ‘Visualizing the System‘ with us. The goal of this day was to work collaboratively together tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges that youth...