youth work

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...
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...
January 30, 2018
by Carly BeneteauYouth Programs Coordinator, Youth Opportunities UnlimitedYouthREX Online Evaluation Certificate Learner     One of the many things that makes Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) in London unique is the fact that we own and operate Social Enterprise businesses. What that means is that we own and operate businesses that provide training and hands-on skills through employing young people, while also selling products and providing services that, in turn, support more programs and services for youth. We have a café, a woodshop, a recycling centre, retail sales, and a food...
October 04, 2016
 by Rebecca Houwer Knowledge Exchange Manager, YouthREX        YouthREX just completed another run of our professional development certificate for Ontario youth workers: Critical Youth Work: Bridging Theory and Practice. We piloted three cohorts earlier this year and have since held the certificate in Ottawa and Peel. In November, we will engage with youth workers in Thunder Bay and in the new year it will run in London. Over three full days youth workers critically analyze key issues and practices that impact youth wellbeing. Course content is facilitated by YouthREX staff and by sector...