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July 26, 2019
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 just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research examines the role of trusted adults during young people’s transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Trusted adults are non-parental adults “with whom young people are willing to be vulnerable or whom they are willing to risk relying on” (p. 576). Research shows that these figures can provide motivational, emotional, and instrumental support to youth,...
April 16, 2018
This report was published by the Toronto Youth Cabinet. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The mandate of the Equity and Employment Working Group is to fight the city’s rising rate of youth unemployment, and improve access to jobs for marginalized youth.  Our team consists of a diverse group of youth from various parts of Toronto, with different life experiences and a spectrum of interests. The team met regularly over the span of a year at City Hall to discuss the common barriers facing youth in their labour market integration. Our goal was to better understand the reoccurring trends...
June 07, 2017
This report was published by Employment and Social Development Canada. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: We depend on our young people to build and support the economy for the next generation. When changes to the nature of work and social conditions make it difficult for them to gain a solid foothold, the very foundation of our society is threatened. On the surface, there may not appear to be a problem when it comes to the labour market participation of Canada’s youth, a population of 6.8 million people between the ages of 15 and 29. Among the Organization for Economic...
May 15, 2017
This research summary was created by the Exiting Street Life Study. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS : The Exiting Street Life Study is a longitudinal study examining the transition away from homelessness for 51 young people over the course of a year in Toronto and Halifax. The study was funded by SSHRC and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and was assisted by Covenant House Toronto, LOFT Community Services, SKETCH, Ark, and Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM).  Information about the study including main findings are available in this Executive Summary, as well as through a comic...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by the For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report argues that youth violence is best addressed through a collective action approach, towards achieving these four outcomes: improved employment/economic opportunities, increased educational attainment, a healthy family wellbeing, and social inclusion. Although at present there is important work focused on these four areas, there is no central place that all stakeholders can plan, discuss, share and track city-wide impacts. This report argues that sustainable youth violence reduction...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: The focus of this report is to summarize, analyze, explain, and evaluate the statements made by panellists at “YOUTH SPEAK!” (2010) concerning their experiences with the criminal justice system, and to compile those statements into understandable themes. This report compiles and expands upon a total of five themes, all centred around issues in the justice system. The following themes have been highlighted by at-risk youth as the main determinants for their disproportionate contact with the...
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...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   Employment is an important part of youth development and the successful progression into young adulthood. Young people learn important communication and social skills, and are also exposed to careers, workplace culture, and opportunities to hone problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Research reinforces the importance of early work experience, especially for poor and low-income youth. Youth employment strategies, including summer jobs, paid internships, and year-round subsidized work...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Child Welfare Institute. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   This report provides a synthesis of research and existing ACF resources for serving at-risk youth. It describes what we know from research about at-risk youth. It then describes how at-risk youth are currently being served by ACF programs and by programs outside of ACF that have been shown to put youth on a path toward self-sufficiency. Based on the review of research and resources, it identifies issues to consider in creating conceptual frameworks for developing and enhancing ACF programs...
December 13, 2016
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 research studied the current circumstances, objectives, and challenges facing Aboriginal children and youth living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Although the Toronto Aboriginal population is young (mean age of 32 years) and growing, there is little systematic in-depth research about their experiences. In addition to addressing a knowledge gap related to the experiences of...