community-based

January 30, 2019
  In Ontario, as in the rest Canada, the story of HIV highlights existing fractures and inequalities. Although it’s been almost four decades since the first cases of what would become known as HIV were diagnosed, the illness continues to be an issue of concern. The impact of HIV is felt across race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and age.   In Ontario, HIV hits some communities harder than others. Men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and racialized populations continue to be disproportionately affected. In 2016, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that...
January 17, 2017
 by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager    “A community where youth have space, support and freedom to play tends to be one with less crime and more post-secondary graduates.”  - Play Works, 2016, p. 2     Did you know that sport activities are the most popular extra-curricular activity for youth across Canada? Over 80% of youth participate in at least one organized sport (Guèvremont et al., 2008). This makes sport-focused youth programming a prime area where we can support youth not only gain physical skills such as mobility and agility, but also develop...
November 03, 2016
 by Jessica Noble Central Hub Manager, YouthREX          Community-based youth programs create a range of positive outcomes, including increased community health, wellbeing, and civic engagement, to name a few.  These programs are often designed democratically with the participation of community residents. Designing a program is only the first step to actually bringing a program to life. The journey of the taking a program proposal and animating it in real-world settings requires moving through the complex stages of program implementation. Program implementation stages include: exploration (...