youth development

April 12, 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 This factsheet shares a case study example of a youth, Shane, who is referred to an Indigenous-focused Extrajudicial Measures program. It outlines the importance of taking a systems approach to supporting youth through diversion programs and gives concrete examples about how to apply this approach based on the case study.  Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet: You'll meet Shane, an Indigenous youth who has faced...
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...
February 16, 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? Positive youth development (PYD) theory and research has informed youth work since the 1990s. This research draws on the past 20 years of youth program evaluation and research to examine efficacy and outcome claims ascribed to PYD programs. The purpose of this research review is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the future of youth development program research and...
November 03, 2016
This toolkit was published by YouthBuild. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Welcome to Youthbuild! By picking up this Program Manual, you are taking a step toward rebuilding a community while rebuilding the lives of our nation’s youth. This manual was designed to give you the basic tools with which to get started.  The Youthbuild Program Manual has been developed by YouthBuild USA under contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist individuals and organizations interested in establishing a Youthbuild program in their community. It represents the...
August 30, 2016
This article offers insights into a successful research to practice partnership created between the University of Ottawa and Golf Canada, who worked together over the span of two years to integrate a life skills curriculum within two national programs for young golfers:(a) Golf in Schools and(b) Future Links Learn to Play. More specifically, the purpose of this article is to (a) describe how the partnership was created, (b) explain how the life skills curriculum was developed, and (c) share lessons learned from establishing a successful partnership with a national sport organization.
July 25, 2016
This report was published by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Across Ontario, hundreds of dedicated organizations and individuals are making a difference for youth every day. Stepping Stones is intended to support and enhance the work of these adult allies by presenting a shared understanding of how youth develop in a clear and cohesive way. While every person is unique, the stages of development between childhood and adulthood are consistent across populations and generations. However, today’s youth, more than ever, face a complex and ...
July 21, 2016
This report was published by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:BGCC conducted an environmental scan of strategic opportunities to help us with our organization’s strategic planning process. The report looks at trends, demographic and technological shifts that are relevant to child and youth serving organizations.  Changes and opportunities in public policy and non-profit and philanthropic sectors are also summarized. 
March 03, 2016
This report was published by the 4H Centre for Youth Development, University of California HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Youth development theory is an emerging field of research, with a growing emphasis on positive youth development. The term “youth development” can be seen in three different ways: as the natural process through which youth grow into adults; as a set of principles underlying youth programs that encourage thriving among youth; or as a set of practices that foster the development of young people. The purpose of this monograph is to review and consider the...
November 25, 2015
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:This webinar provides valuable insight on how to authentically work with underrepresented, marginalized youth so that you/your organization can effectively develop, inspire and nurture youth leadership and engagement. Based on her extensive experience working with youth from diverse communities, Amy Hosotsuji, Coordinator of the Grassroots Youth Collaborative, and Duane Hall, Events Curator and founding member of Toronto-based grassroots youth organization Spoke N’ Heard share 10 top strategies and key...
October 08, 2015
This paper argues that after-school programmes need to be considered an essential part of lifelong learning infrastructure, particularly in light of the dominance of the economic discourse in both lifelong learning literature and the initial schooling literature. The paper, which is based upon existing literature, begins by providing an overview of after-school programmes, including their historical development. This is followed by an examination of the changing discourse in the lifelong learning literature and the initial school literature. The argument is made that the narrowing of lifelong...