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 10, 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?Exposure to violence in childhood and adolescence has negative long-term outcomes, including an increased risk of delinquency, alcohol and drug-use, poor academic achievement, and mental health issues. Youth can experience violence directly or indirectly. Males are more likely to experience violence directly and females are more likely to experience indirect violence. Males tend to...
January 05, 2016
This report was published by Taking It Global. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report presents findings from TakingITGlobal’s 2004 Rural Youth Opinions survey of members from rural Ontario. The survey consisted of thirteen questions regarding youths’ views on the status of their rural communities and what can be done to strengthen them. Rural youth opinions on the subject differed from those few non-rural respondents, reflecting the difference between perceptions of rural life and the actual status of rural Ontario. Even within the rural responses, those who identified...
January 05, 2016
This report was published by Statistics Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Students from urban schools in Canada performed significantly better in reading than students from rural schools, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment. The rural-urban reading gap was particularly large in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Alberta. Students in rural schools in Alberta, while not performing as well as their urban counterparts, had reading...
December 04, 2015
Non-medical use of prescription and over the counter dugs among youth is a growing concern. Some of the more common drugs used this way are drugs prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder such as Ritalin; opiate based pain relievers such as Oxycontin and sedatives such as Valium. Youth also report using over the counter drugs such as laxatives, gravol, cough medicine and nytol for purposes other than which they are intended. Fewer than one percent of youth reported they used prescription drugs for unintended purposes. These numbers are lower than reported in other studies....
November 24, 2015
This infographic was created by The Homeless Hub. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This infographic highlights the reason for youth homelessness in rural communities. It also discusses the education levels of rural homeless youth and how much it costs to provide shelters for them. Notably, this infographic also provides future recommendations for solving youth homelessness in rural Canada.
November 23, 2015
People in rural regions were becoming increasingly concerned about drug and alcohol use amongst their youth. Also, little information was available about the health issues facing rural youth in Saskatchewan or Western Canada. Diane Martz, PhD, and a team of researchers began assessing the health needs of youth in rural Saskatchewan in order to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risky behaviours in this population.
November 23, 2015
National and local data tell us that children and youth in rural communities are more likely to live in low socioeconomic conditions. They tend to exhibit less healthy behaviours and are more likely to be inactive, overweight and smoke. They’re also more likely to drop out of school and have lower educational attainment. Rates of injury related deaths are higher in rural areas. This is due in part to rural-based industries, like farming and logging. It may also result from longer travel distances and motor vehicle collisions.
November 18, 2015
This video was produced by Making Cents International. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:This webinar is designed for you to learn the basics of different approaches that can increase financial capabilities and employment prospects for rural youth, such as: What do you need to know about rural youth vs. youth in general? How do you identify and learn about best practices in rural youth workforce and enterprise development? Where are the jobs and business opportunities for rural youth and how do you find them?
November 18, 2015
This report was published by the Northern Ontario Training Boards. This study has been prepared for the 5 existing Local Training and Adjustment Boards in Northern Ontario. Due to the particular economic conditions in Northern Ontario, it is very important for the Northern Boards to properly understand the demographic trends occurring in their region. This is the second research report in a series that examines the current trends in Northern Ontario using data from the 2001 Census. Based on concerns expressed in Environmental Scans, this report attempts to measure the extent of youth out-...