data

October 12, 2018
   by Sané Dube YouthREX Knowledge Exchange Associate   Data tells a story.   This theme pops up repeatedly in Sam Sinyangwe's work. Sam is a racial justice activist, data scientist and policy analyst. For the last few years, he's been documenting and tracking police violence in America where more than 1,000 people are killed every year by police. Racialized groups, especially Black people, are more likely to experience fatal encounters with police.   To understand the trajectory of Sam's work, we first have to talk about Mike Brown, a young Black man who was shot and killed by a police...
April 03, 2017
  by Kate Gatto  National Program Manager, Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada     Do you think of yourself as an evaluator? I never did until recently …   Although evaluation has always been part of my job as a Program Manager, the idea of evaluation itself was never all that appealing to me. Chasing surveys from participants, analyzing data in Excel … I guess it all seemed a bit boring and un-sexy; the behind-the-scenes stuff that was necessary and important, but not particularly exciting.  I am the National Program Manager for The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Canada. YPI...
March 08, 2017
           by Rebecca Choi         YouthREX Eastern Hub BSW Placement Student     I never imagined I would be collecting and analyzing data as a Carleton University Social Work placement student with YouthREX. However, my time at YouthREX gave me many opportunities to see research and evaluation from a new perspective. During my placement, I worked with the YouthREX team to collect survey data at a local event entitled SIXUNTROIS for Francophone youth. The event was organized by Le movement d' implication francophone d’Orleans (MIFO).    A Bit of Context MIFO is an organization whose mission...
August 16, 2016
by Sidney ShapiroYouthREX Research Assistant, PhD Student, Northeastern Hub      Members of the youth sector understand the youth they work with and design engaging and meaningful activities that make an impact on youths’ lives.  At the same time, funders ask organizations to report on the impact that their programs have by using quantitative and qualitative methods and metrics, approaches that often seem removed from the primary goal of engaging and supporting youth. The rationale behind evaluating and reporting is to demonstrate how a program is working. In a reality where funding dollars...