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...
January 08, 2018
 by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhD Provincial Academic Director, YouthREX  Associate Professor, School of Social Work  York University      “Stereotypes and microaggressions shape the daily experiences of Black youth in Ontario. The cumulative impacts of anti-Black racism include disempowerment, isolation, internalized racism, and poor self-esteem.” - Doing Right Together, 2018   No. We are not ‘there’ yet. No. We are not yet in a post-racial world. No. Ontario is not yet an equitable province for Black youth. Yes. Race still matters. Powerfully!   Anti-Black racism still constrains the opportunities...