representation

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...
October 25, 2016
 by Rebecca Houwer Knowledge Exchange Manager, YouthREX          “If we don’t represent experience, how can we share it with those who aren’t present? Evaluation is a way of ‘taking pictures’ of what is going on in an intentional and thoughtful way.” One of the delights of working with the youth sector is seeing how many possible pathways there are to achieving outcomes associated with improved youth well-being. Since YouthREX launched, I have met with organizations seeking similar outcomes but which take entirely different approaches. I have met with organizations taking similar approaches...
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,...