innovation

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 01, 2017
This infographic was created by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health as part of their Youth Engagement Toolkit. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Agencies will benefit from youth engagement because it: Improves program effectiveness and the agency's ability to connect with youth Increases the visibility of mental health services in the community Promotes a culture of inclusion and diversity Enhances access to mental health services Increases community reach Promotes entrepreneurship and innovation Fosters staff commitment to the agency Increases...
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...
December 04, 2015
This video was produced by NOISE. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:The New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE) project is a research-informed model for enhancing the academic success of youth from the Jane/Finch community and York University Social Work students through engaged learning opportunities that energize and support their civic engagement and psycho-social well-being. Jane/Finch youth fellows and social work student fellows work together in community action pods on social action projects relevant to contemporary socio-political-economic conditions in...
November 30, 2015
This infographic depicts student and youth employment, perceived barriers to employment, and career-learning alternatives to internships.