youth

April 24, 2019
 by Danielle Musselman  Research Assistant, YouthREX   The idea that youth need to spend more time outdoors isn’t new, they have been hearing it for decades. Technology is increasingly integrated into the everyday functioning of our society, making it more important than ever for youth to unplug from the digital world and plug into the natural world. Canadian guidelines suggest that youth between 5–17-years-old should get at minimum 60 minutes of outdoor activity per day, but according to a recent study by Statistics Canada, only 9% of Canadian youth are meeting that requirement. Technology’...
January 02, 2017
 by Yumi Numata YouthREX Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Manager  Happy New Years! While we have lots of exciting content planned for 2017 on our eXchange blog, we thought we'd start off the year by highlighting our Top Five most read entries from 2016. We'll be taking some pointers for 2017 - ie. including lots more Youth Perspective features in 2017 - and hope to feature even more voices from the frontlines of youth work. In the meantime, check out these awesome posts! 1. Youth Perspectives | Taking Care During Times of Anti-Black Traumaby Jhanelle Porter, YouthREX Digital...
August 23, 2016
 by Jay Jaxen Jonah YouthREX Research Assistant Master of Social Work Student, York University     The following is an excerpt from YouthREX's Research to Practice Report: Trans Youth and the Right to Access Public Washrooms   “Entering a public washroom for the purpose of a necessary biological function should not be a shaming experience or a problem of any sort.” - Lori B. Girshick   It is already difficult to be a youth with all of the associated physical, emotional, and psychological changes that are happening. For those who identify as being part of the trans community, or in other...
June 07, 2016
by Laura MulrineYouthREX Communications and Digital Content Officer  Quick Fact: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Canadians between the ages of 10 and 24. (CMHA)    Today, at around 9:00am, hundreds of students walked out of classes in Woodstock, Ontario in response to the suicides of five youth under age 19 in the city since late February. Officials report that there have been at least 36 additional suicide attempts in Oxford County, an area of southwestern Ontario that includes Woodstock and seven neighbouring communities.   “One minute we’re there and the next we’re...