April 19, 2018
This tool was developed by Ministry of Children and Family Development (British Columbia). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Use the toolkit to find effective ways for engaging young people at an organizational level. Their input can help: Make programs, services, and policies more effective Keep your organization enthusiastic, energized, and informed Young people develop their full potential Nurture the next generation of advocates for youth The Youth Engagement Toolkit guides teams of adults and youth through a process of four collaborative meetings to: Explore values and beliefs...
June 01, 2017
This infographic was created by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health as part of their Youth Engagement Toolkit. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Agencies will benefit from youth engagement because it: Improves program effectiveness and the agency's ability to connect with youth Increases the visibility of mental health services in the community Promotes a culture of inclusion and diversity Enhances access to mental health services Increases community reach Promotes entrepreneurship and innovation Fosters staff commitment to the agency Increases...
June 01, 2017
This infographic was created by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health as part of their Youth Engagement Toolkit. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Communities will benefit from youth engagement because it: Encourages intergenerational collaboration and communications Bolsters community development Increases the agency's responsiveness to community needs Encourages youth to be more civic-minded Empowers youth and creates opportunities for youth to have a voice
June 01, 2017
This infographic was created by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health as part of their Youth Engagement Toolkit. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Young people will benefit from youth engagement because it: Increases self-esteem Builds new relationships Reduces depressive symptoms Decreases risk of suicide
March 06, 2017
This video was produced by The Students Commission. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:A video snapshot of one of the Collective Impact for Toronto Youth (CITY) initiatives that is providing a more holistic youth space within schools.
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 04, 2017
This video was produced by NOISE. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: This group of youth from the NOISE program noticed that there were a lot of after school programs available to their peers, but that many did not know about them. Their idea was to create a central location and social media campaign where information important to community youth would be centralized.
December 14, 2016
This report was published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs 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...
August 31, 2016
This video was produced by TEDx. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Peter L. Benson, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Search Institute, is one of the world's leading authorities on positive human development. Dr. Benson is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on child and adolescent development and social change, including, most recently, Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers Dr. Benson's international reputation in human development emerged in the 1990s through his innovative, research-based framework of Developmental Assets, the most...
July 25, 2016
This report was published by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Across Ontario, hundreds of dedicated organizations and individuals are making a difference for youth every day. Stepping Stones is intended to support and enhance the work of these adult allies by presenting a shared understanding of how youth develop in a clear and cohesive way. While every person is unique, the stages of development between childhood and adulthood are consistent across populations and generations. However, today’s youth, more than ever, face a complex and ...