Aboriginal youth

October 13, 2017
This report was published by Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) with support from Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:From Thursday, June 22, 2017, to Friday, June 23, 2017, Aboriginal Experiences and Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) presented a special two-day Elders and Youth gathering as part of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. The event was held in Ottawa, ON, on traditional Algonquin territory in Vincent Massey Park. Participants were able to learn from different speakers on diverse topics such as language...
June 12, 2017
This research summary was published by Public Safety Canada. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR SUMMARIZES THIS RESEARCH: Background Youth gangs are not a new phenomenon in Canada. Over the past 25 years, increased interest in this group has led to continuing theoretical and empirical research and evaluation efforts with the goal of better understanding and responding to this issue. Advances have been made in defining the nature of youth gangs and their activities, the motivations for joining, and the risk and protective factors that influence involvement in a gang lifestyle. While a precise measure of...
June 12, 2017
This report was published by Public Safety Canada. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: Youth gangs are not a new phenomenon in Canada. Theoretical and empirical research and evaluation efforts continue with the goal of better understanding and responding to this issue. Advances have been made in defining the nature of youth gangs and their activities, the motivations for joining, and the risk and protective factors that influence involvement in a gang lifestyle. While a precise measure of youth gang involvement and prevalence of their activities in Canada is not currently available...
April 12, 2017
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? This report reviews literature that helps us to understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. The report is meant to serve as a resource and guide for evidence-based practice for programs working with this population. The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) is the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada. Its...
March 23, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, based on content from the Research to Practice report, Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law From its inception, and in the context of theory and research, youth justice has been an evolving system seeking effective strategies to reduce recidivism, or re-offending. This factsheet provides recommendations and evidence-based guidelines and principles for practitioners and program developers to support positive outcomes for youth involved in the law in three categories: a) System Changes and Integrationb) Program Design and...
March 23, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. This report reviews literature that helps us understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. The report is meant to serve as a resource and guide for evidence-based practice for programs that work with youth. The report explores the impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada. The YCJA's emphasis on using extrajudicial measures to divert first time or less serious and non-violent offenders away from the criminal justice system has...
February 19, 2017
This toolkit was developed by the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres.   HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: Streetwolf is a Tool Kit that explores issues Aboriginal youth face in their daily lives and assists them with understanding the realities and consequences of negative choices. This workbook is intended to increase the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values of Aboriginal youth in their making positive choices for everyday good living. The objectives of Streetwolf is to create a common dialogue with youth, incorporating traditional teachings and values to...
February 19, 2017
This report was published by the Council of Ministers of Education Canada.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: While Aboriginal peoples represent Canada’s fastest-growing population, their education and employment outcomes lag significantly behind the rest of the population. This literature review examines the challenges faced by Aboriginal youth in completing their education and the factors that impede or foster their successful transition from school to work. The purpose of this review is to identify existing evidence in the literature relevant to the success of Aboriginal youth...
February 16, 2017
This report was published by the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program.     HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:  The goal of this initiative is to encourage the use of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines in all First Nations, Inuit and Métis community-based programs, through the development and sharing of culturally relevant messages with community health and recreation workers. This resource is meant for a national audience, and will be used in rural, remote, isolated and urban settings. A theme woven throughout this resource is that of traditional, land-based...
July 29, 2016
This infographic was created by the First Nations Education Steering Committee. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This poster outlines this First People’s Principles of Learning, which reflect a respectful and holistic approach to teaching and learning.