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June 06, 2017
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:This event was an exciting opportunity for youth, students, design thinkers, youth workers and youth sector community members to work collaboratively together to create solutions for complex issues and barriers faced by people and organizations in the youth sector. Five youth organizations in the Southwestern ON region shared one real-world challenges they are currently facing in their work, and using design thinking, participants at the event worked together to pitch solutions to these organizations. This video...
March 11, 2017
This infographic was created by the Public Health Agency of Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Relationships protect lifelong health. Youth who experience positive relationships at home, in school, among peers, and within their community benefit from positive health outcomes while negative relationships were found to be harmful to lifelong health.  
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...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by York Center for Asian Research. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   Mais argues that the educational and career pathways of Filipino-Canadian youth are largely influenced by their social context. Some of the common themes among those who experienced relative “success” were: High expectations from family, Prestigious grade school attendance, and positive peer pressure.
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Asian Community Aids Services. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   QAY developed a project called "Telling Our Own Stories: Queer Asian Youth Writing Project" to create a book by and for LGBTQ+ East and Asian youth, the first one to be created in the community. QAY pitched the project to ArtReach in 2015, and was successful in receiving funding from them to make this project into reality. This project also aimed to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ Asian youth in the community.
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   This issue brief is an attempt to highlight the research that has been conducted examining trauma among GBQ boys and young men of color (or GBQBYMOC), as well as the research gaps involving these topics. Throughout this review, GBQ boys and young men of color (or GBQBYMOC) will include those who are Black/African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American, or multiracial; (b) identify as gay, bisexual, or queer; or, (c) engage in same-sex romantic or sexual...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Robert Wood Johnson Foudation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   The purpose of this brief is to highlight the great burden that trauma, violence, adversity, and the social determinants of health impose on the health of boys and men of color. To protect BYMOC from the potential harm inflicted on them—and to mobilize the resilience and promise these young people hold—providers, leaders and policymakers must understand the physical, emotional and societal effects of trauma, violence, and adversity. They must also recognize the implicit and explicit...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by UN World Youth Report. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   The World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement has been prepared in response to growing interest in and an increased policy focus on youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers. It is intended to provide a fresh perspective and innovative ideas on civic engagement and to serve as an impetus for dialogue and action. The objective of the Report is to provide a basis for policy discussions around youth civic engagement in order to ensure that young...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Children's Aid Society of Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   This report draws from new data to update the 2014 report, The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto.It is the result of a collaboration between CAS of Toronto, Family Service Toronto, Social Planning Toronto, and Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change. It describes the level – and unequal distribution – of poverty and deprivation among children and families in Toronto, and explores how living in poverty affects access to housing, food, recreation, education...
January 21, 2017
We have conducted focus groups with a small number (twenty-six) of first- and second-generation Filipino youths in order to hear their stories of dislocation and home-making. This paper documents this process and, thus, should not be looked at as standing apart from the play written and performed by the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Filipino sa Canada/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance but, rather, as another example of UKPC/FCYA's organising work.