youth workers

January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This report was published by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Doing Right Together for Black Youth summarizes what was learned from over 1500 community members who answered the call from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to co-develop the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP). The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as well as written submissions, with YouthREX to analyze, interpet, and summarize. This report shares the top ten...
February 16, 2017
This report was published by the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   This report discusses the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care's movement to becoming a legislated profession. This is based on a desire to align child and youth care practices with existing and evolving requirements of employers and ministries. This will ensure that practitioners are accountable to a regulated college and implement best practices. The goal of seeking legislation is to serve and protect the public interest and to ensure that children and youth...
January 16, 2017
This toolkit was developed by Deborah Chilcoat, MEd, and Alex Eisler, MPA. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:By the end of this session, participants will be able to: identify commonly used strategies to recruit and retain youth in programs, assess current recruitment and retention efforts using a root cuase analysis technique, identify strategies for improving recruitment and retention efforts; and develop a draft recruitment or retention plan
October 19, 2015
After-school community-based spaces are often recognized in political and educational discourse as institutions that ‘‘save’’ and ‘‘rescue’’ Black youth. Such rhetoric perpetuates an ethos of pathology that diminishes the agency of youth and their communities. Through ethnographic research with 20 youth workers at a college completion and youth development after-school program in the urban Northeast, findings indicate that tensions arise as youth workers strive to reimagine Black youth in humanizing ways despite pressures to frame them as broken and in need of fixing to compete for funding...
September 18, 2015
This toolkit was developed by ArtReach Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:A relevant and accessible guide to self-care for those working with youth. This guide is an opportunity to engage with your body, heart, and mind to elevate your current self-care practices and reflect on how they can be expanded. The guide combines information about trauma and self-care with practices and exercises you can use in your daily life.