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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...
April 03, 2017
  by Kate Gatto  National Program Manager, Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada     Do you think of yourself as an evaluator? I never did until recently …   Although evaluation has always been part of my job as a Program Manager, the idea of evaluation itself was never all that appealing to me. Chasing surveys from participants, analyzing data in Excel … I guess it all seemed a bit boring and un-sexy; the behind-the-scenes stuff that was necessary and important, but not particularly exciting.  I am the National Program Manager for The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Canada. YPI...
March 08, 2017
           by Rebecca Choi         YouthREX Eastern Hub BSW Placement Student     I never imagined I would be collecting and analyzing data as a Carleton University Social Work placement student with YouthREX. However, my time at YouthREX gave me many opportunities to see research and evaluation from a new perspective. During my placement, I worked with the YouthREX team to collect survey data at a local event entitled SIXUNTROIS for Francophone youth. The event was organized by Le movement d' implication francophone d’Orleans (MIFO).    A Bit of Context MIFO is an organization whose mission...
March 09, 2016
by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhDProvincial Academic Director of YouthREXAssociate Professor – School of Social WorkYork University      Welcome to the eXchange for Youth Work! Connecting Shared Knowledge to Youth Work   I am delighted to welcome you to the eXchange for Youth Work, YouthREX’s online resource and learning community for connecting shared knowledge to youth work.   The eXchange allows YouthREX to bring youth development knowledge from research, practice and lived experiences together in one online space, and in accessible formats making it easier for the youth sector to connect shared...
March 09, 2016
by Andrew GalleyYouthREX Research and Evaluation Specialist     YouthREX recently completed Beyond Measure: The State of Evaluation and Action in Ontario's Youth Sector, reporting the results of a province-wide survey of youth-serving nonprofits in Ontario, as well as the results of a series of in-depth interviews with grassroots youth sector leaders. As part of both methods we asked people about how youth were involved – in both the general governance and direction-setting of their organizations, and specifically in their program evaluation activities.    Young people, particularly...