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April 03, 2017
  by Kate Gatto  National Program Manager, Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada     Do you think of yourself as an evaluator? I never did until recently …   Although evaluation has always been part of my job as a Program Manager, the idea of evaluation itself was never all that appealing to me. Chasing surveys from participants, analyzing data in Excel … I guess it all seemed a bit boring and un-sexy; the behind-the-scenes stuff that was necessary and important, but not particularly exciting.  I am the National Program Manager for The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Canada. YPI...
March 08, 2017
           by Rebecca Choi         YouthREX Eastern Hub BSW Placement Student     I never imagined I would be collecting and analyzing data as a Carleton University Social Work placement student with YouthREX. However, my time at YouthREX gave me many opportunities to see research and evaluation from a new perspective. During my placement, I worked with the YouthREX team to collect survey data at a local event entitled SIXUNTROIS for Francophone youth. The event was organized by Le movement d' implication francophone d’Orleans (MIFO).    A Bit of Context MIFO is an organization whose mission...
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...