Frontline Youth Workers

November 05, 2018
 by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhD Provincial Academic Director, YouthREX  Associate Professor, School of Social Work  York University      Youth workers are the most critical factor in the success of a youth program but what is youth work in Ontario really like? How does youth work intersect with the personal lives of youth workers? What are the systemic issues, gaps and barriers that youth workers encounter in supporting youth? How do youth workers navigate these gaps? What issues affect youth workers ability to do their jobs as effectively and healthily as possible? These are some of the...
February 09, 2018
by Laura JonesSenior Manager, Boys and Girls Club of OttawaYouthREX Online Evaluation Certificate Learner The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) is a registered charity that provides 4,500 children and youth in seven at-risk neighbourhoods across the city with a safe space during the most vulnerable hours of the day, and free access to life-changing programs in four key programming pillars (Education, Physical Activity / Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership and Social Skills, Creative Arts) that are purposefully designed to drive personal development. Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa programming is...
November 23, 2016
 Compiled by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager      On Saturday, October 29, YouthREX welcomed over 40 youth sector stakeholders to our Post-Exchange Design Day, hosted in collaboration with the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunity Fund and MaRS Solutions Lab. We were also fortunate to have a team member from Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) start the day off by hosting a wonderful icebreaker activity called ‘Visualizing the System‘ with us. The goal of this day was to work collaboratively together tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges that youth...