In this section you will find accessible and practical information on youth wellbeing, based on the Government of Ontario’s report, Stepping Up – A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed.

Here at YouthREX, we are committed to making research evidence and evaluation practices accessible and relevant to Ontario’s grassroots youth sector.

We believe that Stepping Up is important for strengthening our work and view Stepping Up as an integral framework for helping YouthREX mobilize research and evaluation processes to ensure that Ontario’s youth thrive and succeed! Through Stepping Up, we can all work together to support young people to become healthy, safe, educated, and engaged citizens who have positive views of themselves and feel equipped to contribute to their communities and beyond.

The eXchange by YouthREX is an extension of this work and we are very pleased to offer you a comprehensive knowledge to action site where you can access youth sector relevant resources that highlights themes, populations, and priority outcomes specially created and curated for you from the values and ideas in Stepping Up. 





The 7 Themes of 
Stepping Up

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In this Youth Wellbeing section of the eXchange, you will useful information drawn specifically from Stepping Up’s seven youth wellbeing themes and the accompanying outcomes and indicators on how we can measure our efforts in improving youth wellbeing. For each theme, we’ve outlined the following:


  • What is the issue?
  • What outcomes do we want to see for Ontario youth?
  • Why is this important?
  • How can we measure this?


You’ll also see resources from the library the are relevant to each theme so that you can delve even deeper into these categories of youth wellbeing.

We hope you find this section useful for your work!


If you would like to learn more about Stepping Up and want to read more information on what the Goverment of Ontario is doing to support Ontario's youth, please visit