equity

June 20, 2017
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 is an exploration of a Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) that was designed to re-centre Indigeneity in child and youth services. Whereas western approaches to youth work typically focus on individual and behavioral interventions, Indigenous ways of knowing require a different approach. This research explores the impact of implementing a “culturally relevant framework...
May 16, 2017
This video was produced by TED Talks. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and City for All Women Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Through eleven small group discussions, each led by experts from Ottawa’s Black communities, participants identified many shared concerns that have persisted over time. They put forward recommendations for addressing anti-Black racism in education, employment, social services (focusing on mental health and genderbased violence), policing (including courts and prisons), community and civic engagement, Islamophobia, and media representation. ...
March 20, 2017
This toolkit was published by The United Nations Association in Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This youth-developed anti-racism toolkit emerged from Youth Forums Against Racism that took place across Canada. The project was sponsored by the United Nations Association in Canada. The KIT has three sections, all addressing racism: information, tools, and resources. The Information section looks at current issues and key concepts in racism, and debunks a range of myths and misconceptions. The Tools section includes a wide range of interactive workshops for a variety of ages...
September 27, 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?Participation in post-secondary education (PSE) enhances the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and societies overall. Unfortunately, certain groups of young people are underrepresented in PSE. Bridging programs have the potential to respond to the many and often overlapping challenges underrepresented youth face by providing individualized and alternative...
September 27, 2016
This report was published by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The purpose of this report is to review the evidence related to how well existing PSE bridging programs support and enable underrepresented youth to access, persist, and complete a PSE program. To close the PSE opportunity gap and “move the dial” on PSE access and completion equity, our report is intended to serve as an evidence-based resource for youth-serving organizations and individuals interested in developing and/or evaluating bridging programs. This report provides a point-in-time summary of the evidence...
May 11, 2016
This report was published by the National Academy of Sciences. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Though a common target for health-improving efforts, young people are not often regarded as agents of change for healthier communities. However, a growing number of successful health-supportive policy, environment, and systems-change efforts trace their impetus to youth involvement. Not only are youth proving to be catalysts and prolific communicators in social movements, but their involvement signals a potential for career choices and civic stewardship that portends improving population...
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...
December 16, 2015
How can we explain the poor Aboriginal high school completion rates in Canada? Is completing high school “worth it” for Aboriginals? Using the Aboriginal Peoples Surveys from 2001 and 2006, this statistical investigation explored the role of financial incentives and health outcomes on high school completion rates for young, urban Aboriginals. First, the labour market returns for completing high school were identified and measured. Significantly higher high school credential effects were determined to exist for Aboriginal females compared to Aboriginal males. The implications of the financial...
October 19, 2015
Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) experience higher rates of victimization by bullying than do their heterosexual-identified peers. In this article, we investigate the extent to which this difference in rates of victimization can explain LGBTQ youths’ greater rates of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and unexcused absences from school. Our sample consisted of 11,337 students in Grades 7 through 12 from 30 schools in Dane County, Wisconsin. Using both multilevel covariate-adjusted models and propensity-score-matching models, we found that...