Indigenous youth

October 13, 2017
This report was published by Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) with support from Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:From Thursday, June 22, 2017, to Friday, June 23, 2017, Aboriginal Experiences and Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) presented a special two-day Elders and Youth gathering as part of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. The event was held in Ottawa, ON, on traditional Algonquin territory in Vincent Massey Park. Participants were able to learn from different speakers on diverse topics such as language...
June 01, 2017
This factsheet was produced by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:This facthsheet provides an overview of findings from a youth engagement project. Between March 2015 and March 2016, a team hosted a youth art challenge, visited schools, and completed surveys with the purpose of engaging youth. From the youth feedback, they learned what health issues are priorities for youth, and what initiatives that promote health should be available. 
April 12, 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 report reviews literature that helps us to understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. The report is meant to serve as a resource and guide for evidence-based practice for programs working with this population. The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) is the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada. Its...
March 23, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, based on content from the Research to Practice report, Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law From its inception, and in the context of theory and research, youth justice has been an evolving system seeking effective strategies to reduce recidivism, or re-offending. This factsheet provides recommendations and evidence-based guidelines and principles for practitioners and program developers to support positive outcomes for youth involved in the law in three categories: a) System Changes and Integrationb) Program Design and...
March 23, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. This report reviews literature that helps us understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. The report is meant to serve as a resource and guide for evidence-based practice for programs that work with youth. The report explores the impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada. The YCJA's emphasis on using extrajudicial measures to divert first time or less serious and non-violent offenders away from the criminal justice system has...
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...
November 03, 2016
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:On October 28, 2016, YouthREX hosted a Provincial Exchange for over 175 youth sector stakeholders. Dr. Sean Lessard was a featured keynote speaker, sharing this talk, titled: "Red Worn Runners: Exploring the potential and possibilities within youth both in and outside school places." Dr. Lessard is an Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Alberta. He is a Woodland Cree from Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan.
October 21, 2016
This video was produced by We Matter Campaign. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Joseph Boyden shares a message to Indigenous youth as a part of the We Matter Campaign.  We Matter is a national campaign about communicating short messages with our Indigenous young people that no matter how hopeless life may feel sometimes, there is always a way forward. For more information visit www.wemattercampaign.org. Joseph Boyden is a successful Métis author in Canada and abroad. His first three novels - Three Day Road, Through Black Spruce, and The Orenda - have all won several awards, and we...
August 31, 2016
This factsheet was developed from a YouthREX webinar featuring: Gabrielle Fayant, co-founder of Assembly of Seven Generation (AG7) and Program Manager of ReachUp! North in partnership with Digital Opportunity Trust. When evaluating Indigenous youth programs, it is important to be culturally safe, responsive, and reflective of Indigenous worldviews. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet:What are talking circles? Talking circles are a traditional way for Indigenous people to solve problems by sitting in a circle and discussing them. A circle is used because there is no one...
July 06, 2016
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:On June 22, we hosted a webinar discussing the importance of incorporating culturally appropriate and responsive elements of Indigenous worldview into evaluating Aboriginal youth programs. We explored the principles of Indigenous program evaluation, how to develop an appropriate framework, and how to gain insight into how well the program is achieving its intended outcomes.