mentorship

June 28, 2019
   by Canadian Bahá’í News Service The Bahá’í Community of Canada   "What are our aspirations for youth? Not only in the realm of employability but also in their personal development – as people not just as workers.”   This was one of the remarks made by Tanika McLeod, a research associate with YouthREX (Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange), at a Community of Practice gathering held at the Toronto Baha’i Centre on “The Power of Mentorship in Youth Employment Outcomes”. About 40 people attended from dozens of organizations and government agencies across the Toronto area.   It was the...
December 13, 2017
by Rahma Siad ToganeYouthREX, Research Assistantand Krystle SkeeteThe Spot, Program Manager, Settlement Services     For the past 10 years, the Jane-Finch Centre’s Youth Department has run a community space called The Spot-Where YOU (th) Want To Be. Conveniently located in a central community location, programming at the Spot includes: drop-in services, socio-recreational and education programming, a youth studio, immigration settlement support, and gender-specific programming by way of a young women’s group, and young men’s group.  Over the years, staff and volunteers have noticed low...
December 05, 2016
  by Maria Gabriela Umana-Peraza  Grade 12 Student, Emery Collegiate Institute  YouthREX Coop Student; and NOISE Youth Fellow Alumnae (2012 – 2013)     A core value that shapes YouthREX’s work with Ontario’s youth sector is a commitment to exploring meaningful ways to engage youth so that youth voice and experiences drive our research and evaluation processes. One of the ways that YouthREX engages youth is through our New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE) Project – a collaborative innovation space that brings together youth and Social Work students to research community...