youth program

March 14, 2018
 by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhD Provincial Academic Director, YouthREX  Associate Professor, School of Social Work  York University      True or false: words like “evidence-informed” and “program evaluation” do not fit with how smaller, community-based youth programs — those that fiercely pursue social justice and equity for youth — go about their business?   False! YouthREX knows this for sure from our experience over the last three years supporting youth programs across Ontario with program evaluation.   We have seen that “evaluation” and “evidence” aren’t words that only make sense to big,...
January 31, 2018
by Jessie CornfordWestern Ottawa Community Resource CentreYouthREX Online Evaluation Certificate Learner The first time I heard the term ‘Logic Model’ was over 10 years ago, in a very different position and context than where I currently find myself. Back then, I was the Executive Coordinator of a very small, non-profit supportive housing corporation that serves single parents and their children. When the term ‘Logic Model’ first appeared in my life, it was attached to a much more intimidating word — Evaluation. Our day-to-day work at the housing corporation tended to be responsive and...