collaboration

August 12, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. Frontline youth workers and the work they do are critical to the youth sector and the wellbeing of youth in our communities. Their work engages the intersection point between youth and ‘the system’ – they bear witness to the development, changes and challenges that the young people they support face; they can be the first person these youth connect with in times of need. How might we create the conditions for frontline youth work to be a healthy path for those who choose it? How might be move to a collective, sector-wide approach to ensuring youth worker...
August 12, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission describes reconciliation as the ongoing commitment to building and renewing healthy relationships that are based on honesty, mutual respect, and an understanding of identity. In order to improve outcomes for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth living on Turtle Island, youth sector stakeholders need to participate in the restorative work of truth and reconciliation. How might the work of truth and reconciliation unsettle dominant youth sector structures and practices? How might we learn from and integrate...
June 06, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. Racialized LGBTTQ2SSIA youth offer unique insights, perspectives, experiences and solutions to an array of contemporary challenges and yet they face significant and overlapping barriers to inclusion. In October 2016, YouthREX hosted a Design Day that brought together youth sector stakeholders – youth, youth workers, policy makers, researchers, funders and citizens – to collaboratively tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges, or Idea Labs, that youth and youth workers experience, including this topic: Bringing Our Whole Selves: Inclusive Programs wIth and For...
March 07, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The Design Day brought together youth sector stakeholders – youth, youth workers, policy makers, researchers, funders and citizens – to collaboratively tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges, or Idea Labs, that youth and youth workers experience. This event was hosted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunities Fund at the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This report is a snapshot of this Design Day and includes the four Idea Lab challenges that the Design Day focused on and the eight prototype pitches that participants...
January 19, 2017
This report was published by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Youth in Ontario, with substance use, mental health and concurrent disorders access service across multiple sectors. Historically, service delivery models for substance use treatment for youth were developed based on practice models in the adult service sector. However, the needs of youth are different from the needs of adults and effective strategies for offering developmentally-informed care that meets the needs of youth across a variety of sectors are lacking. Accordingly, the...
January 19, 2017
This report was published by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   The Youth Services System Review (YSSR) is a review of the current continuum of Ontario services addressing substance use that are available to youth (age 12-24). The YSSR project was funded under Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). The project aims to describe the landscape of service available to youth and identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration to enhance services and build a system to better meet the needs of youth. Given the current interest by...
January 19, 2017
This report was published by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: The Youth Services Systems Review (YSSR) examined the current services addressing substance use for youth (12-24 years old) in Ontario. The project was funded under Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). The main goals of the project were to describe the current services available to youth, identify gaps in services, and develop recommendations to improve services.
January 19, 2017
This report was published by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: The Youth Services Systems Review (YSSR) examined the current services addressing substance use for youth (12-24 years old) in Ontario. The project was funded under Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). The main goals of the project were to describe the current services available to youth, identify gaps in services, and develop recommendations to improve services.
September 30, 2016
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, developed from Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Stepping Up is a strategic framework from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that strengthens the Government of Ontario’s commitment to young people. By identifying the government’s priorities, Stepping Up serves as an important tool when it comes to making decisions about Ontario’s youth. Stepping Up consists of seven themes and 20 outcomes that help inform and align the work of service providers, community groups...
March 09, 2016
This toolkit was published by the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:The Youth-Adult Partnership in Evaluation (Y-AP/E) Resource Guide notes that involving youth in evaluation is a relatively new phenomenon. The rationale for involving youth in evaluation is rooted in democratic principles. Morevoer, there are positive outcomes associated with youth involvement in evaluation for individual youth, adults, the organizations that they work in and the communities where they live. Similar outcomes are produced through youth-adult partnerships generally...