• Welcome! Our mission is all about connecting shared knowledge for youth wellbeing. We believe we have much to learn from each other, and the worlds of research, practice and experience.
  • This Is Youth Work Youth workers are the most critical factor in the success of a youth program, but what is youth work in Ontario really like?
  • Library for Youth Work Every piece of content on the eXchange has been created in-house or curated with the intent of being useful, relevant and accessible to all of our diverse youth stakeholders. 

Featured Resources

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TOOLKIT: With more than 50 evidence-based tools and resources, the Summer Learning Toolkit helps educators deliver programs that make a real difference. Organized into five planning areas, the Toolkit includes both comprehensive planning and management tools, and more specialized resources.
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REPORT: Based on interviews and a scan of the relevant literature, this report identifies a core set of practices that characterize high-performing summer jobs initiatives, in the categories of program design and organizational capacity.
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RESEARCH SUMMARY: This summary reviews issues transgender and gender nonconforming youth face and how summer camps in particular can support their development due to their flexible and recreational nature.
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FACTSHEET: Who is an underrepresented youth? Someone who is not represented or treated fairly. This factsheet goes over how organizations and adult allies can develop readiness to engage young people and foster youth leadership.

What we're thinking

July 22, 2019

by Laura Sygrove
Co-founder and Executive Director, New Leaf Foundation

April 24, 2019

by Danielle Musselman
Research Assistant, YouthREX