youth work

November 17, 2017
YouthREX Research Summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know!    This summary provides a concise overview of the article in nine sections: Introduction Optimism in Fractious Times Youth Work as a Special Relationship Power and The Power of Unthinking Consent Purpose and Context in Youth Work Today Developing Socially Useful Theory Critical Youth Work: A Model for Practice Critical Practice Stems from Critical Practitioners Conclusion and Take-Away Points HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS ARTICLE:Critical youth-work practice is crucial at a time when the changing policy context...
October 13, 2017
With digital media use on the rise among adolescents and adults alike, youth-serving organizations, and mentoring programs in particular, are increasingly in the position of having to develop policies that take advantage of the potential benefits of social media use, while guarding against potential risks. However, little data exists on program policies or use of various forms of digital communication (i.e., texting, email, Facebook, Skype, photo sharing) in the context of youth mentoring relationships. There is also a lack of research on the perceived impact of digital communication on the...
August 12, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. Frontline youth workers and the work they do are critical to the youth sector and the wellbeing of youth in our communities. Their work engages the intersection point between youth and ‘the system’ – they bear witness to the development, changes and challenges that the young people they support face; they can be the first person these youth connect with in times of need. How might we create the conditions for frontline youth work to be a healthy path for those who choose it? How might be move to a collective, sector-wide approach to ensuring youth worker...
August 09, 2017
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How might we leverage technology and digital tools to better support and enhance youth work? How can the youth sector build its capacity to utilize technology in ways that reflect the context(s) and needs of the sector? How might online spaces/tools foster or hinder opportunities for the human connection that is so needed in youth work? In October 2016, YouthREX hosted a Design Day, welcoming over 40 youth sector stakeholders to collaboratively tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges that youth and youth workers...
April 10, 2017
This report was published by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: We all share a responsibility to protect children from harm. This includes situations where children are abused or neglected in their own homes. Ontario’s Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for protection for these children. Section 72 of the Act states that the public, including professionals who work with children, must promptly report any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection to a children’s aid society (CAS). The Act defines the phrase “...
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 09, 2016
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:On October 28, 2016, YouthREX hosted our first Provincial Exchange, The Youth. The Work. The System. Daniele Zanotti shared this inspiring keynote speech on the importance of community titled: It's Still about “Qua.” Everything we ever needed to know about the youth, the work and the system: Lessons from my Nonna Filina – and the homeless kid at the 360ºkids. Daniele Zanotti is President and CEO of the United Way Toronto & York Region.
August 11, 2016
This report was published by Girls Action Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The goal of this research review is to provide resources and information about the realities facing Northern, rural and/or Aboriginal girls and young women in Canada. The goal is to support initiatives that empower girls and young women to become agents of change. This research compilation is a quick and easy way for young women, educators and organizations that work with girls and young women to access information which can reinforce funding proposals, program development, and communication...
April 15, 2016
This toolkit was published by Youth Scotland HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Grant holders are usually required to report on their projects by completing an end of project monitoring form or report. You may feel that the end of your project is the last thing that you need to think about just now. However, it is never too early to plan for what you’ll need to do to collect views from your young people and volunteers about the impact that the project has had on them. This easy to use pack is designed to guide you through how to plan and do a mini-evaluation of your project, and how...
April 13, 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?Ontario’s youth sector provides essential “youth relevant” services and opportunities that are culturally and locally relevant to youth who may not otherwise have access. While youth-serving and youth-focused programs, particularly small grassroots groups, can use evaluation and research to improve their practice and better understand the impact of their work, they often do not have...