youth sector

June 20, 2017
   by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager    “Reconciliation is not an Aboriginal problem; it is a Canadian one.” - Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report   Today, on June 21, we celebrate National Aboriginal Day. On this day, which also falls on on the day of summer solstice, we celebrate the history, contributions and cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. June is also as National Aboriginal History month, and has been since 2009. Many events have happened, and will be happening across Canada this month, inviting...
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...
April 05, 2016
  by Rebecca HouwerYouthREX Manager of Knowledge Exchange      What’s happening? What happened? What worked? What can I do differently next time to achieve a better outcome? These common, though informal, reflections play in the back of my mind throughout my daily experiences. Whether I ask these in relation to new or ongoing circumstances, I am constantly involved in evaluative work. In principle, in this respect, evaluation is nothing new. Meaning-making is quite ordinary. What is less ordinary is the formalization of evaluative work and its potential to restructure practices and programs...
March 09, 2016
by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhDProvincial Academic Director of YouthREXAssociate Professor – School of Social WorkYork University      Welcome to the eXchange for Youth Work! Connecting Shared Knowledge to Youth Work   I am delighted to welcome you to the eXchange for Youth Work, YouthREX’s online resource and learning community for connecting shared knowledge to youth work.   The eXchange allows YouthREX to bring youth development knowledge from research, practice and lived experiences together in one online space, and in accessible formats making it easier for the youth sector to connect shared...
March 09, 2016
by Andrew GalleyYouthREX Research and Evaluation Specialist     YouthREX recently completed Beyond Measure: The State of Evaluation and Action in Ontario's Youth Sector, reporting the results of a province-wide survey of youth-serving nonprofits in Ontario, as well as the results of a series of in-depth interviews with grassroots youth sector leaders. As part of both methods we asked people about how youth were involved – in both the general governance and direction-setting of their organizations, and specifically in their program evaluation activities.    Young people, particularly...