Black youth

January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This report was published by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Doing Right Together for Black Youth summarizes what was learned from over 1500 community members who answered the call from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to co-develop the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP). The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as well as written submissions, with YouthREX to analyze, interpet, and summarize. This report shares the top ten...
October 02, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   This factsheet was developed by summarizing a review of research literature on mentoring Black youth.     Here's a sneak peek at what you can find in this factsheet: Avoid taking a deficits-based approach: As mentors often belong to privileged groups, and youth often come from marginalized communities, taking a deficits-based approach that focuses exclusively on lack and dysfunction can worsen existing inequalities. Don't have high volunteer turnover: Benefits to youth can be jeopardized when relationships with volunteer mentors end prematurely. Not...
May 02, 2016
This report was published by the United Way of Peel Region’s Black Community Advisory Council, the Social Planning Council of Peel, the Black Community Action Network and the F.A.C.E.S. Collaborative. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:United Way of Peel Region’s Black Community Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Social Planning Council of Peel, the Black Community Action Network and the F.A.C.E.S. Collaborative launched the 2015 F.A.C.E.S. report on Monday, May 4, 2015. The F.A.C.E.S. report - Facilitating Access, Change and Equity in Systems – examines the social well-...
May 02, 2016
This report was published by the United Way of Peel Region’s Black Community Advisory Council, the Social Planning Council of Peel, the Black Community Action Network and the F.A.C.E.S. Collaborative. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report is about the social well-being of Black youth in Peel Region and the supports they need in order to improve their quality of life and achieve their aspirations. It was commissioned in 2014 by F.A.C.E.S. of Peel (Facilitating Access, Change and Equity in Systems) - a collective made up of organizations and individuals who strive to improve...
February 23, 2016
This video was produced by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:"American Promise is more than a documentary; it is part of a bigger, ongoing movement about changing perceptions of-and behavior and values with respect to-young African-American males in our society." Documentary Magazine. A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise follows the journeys of two African-American boys and their families from kindergarten to high school graduation and provides a powerful narrative about the lives of African-American boys and their families, as...
February 22, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?This research addresses the urgent need for safer spaces for Black and Latino Urban Queer Youth (BLUQY) who are frequently survivors of targeted bullying. Unfortunately, much of the research available fails to address queer youth of colour and their multiple marginalized identities. Many LGBTQ spaces created in schools and within communities do not take into account multiple...
December 16, 2015
Our study investigated racial profiling of Black youth in Toronto and linked this racial profiling to urban disadvantage theory, which highlights neighbourhood-level processes. Our findings provide empirical evidence suggesting that because of racial profiling, Black youth are subject to disproportionately more stops for gun-, traffic-, drug-, and suspicious activity-related reasons. Moreover, they show that drug-related stop-and-searches of Black youth occur most excessively in neighbourhoods where more White people reside and are less disadvantaged, demonstrating that race-and-place...
November 26, 2015
On This episode of Your Right to Speak, Sammy talks with Denise, Priscella and Erica who are members of the Hairstory team at the Ontario Provincial Advocates Office. The conversation is about the many issues black children, youth and families face within the care system. They discuss the over representation of black children and youth in the care of Children’s Aid, the racial bases staff have towards black children and youth, and the importance of cultural competence and cultural compassion in the care system. The interviewees stress the need for more black families to become foster parents...