Dealing with being different: A Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Black Youth
May 23, 2017
This toolkit was published by Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This booklet was written for Black, African and Caribbean youth who are questioning their sexual orientation and exploring whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). This booklet recognizes that the experiences of Black LGBTQ youth can be somewhat different and more complex than that of other LGBTQ youth. This booklet may also be for someone you know who is experiencing difficulties in speaking about these issues with family or friends. The information...
May 18, 2017
This podcast was produced by the National Mentoring Resource Centre. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS PODCAST: This podcast examines research on mentoring for Black boys and is organized around four topics: its documented effectiveness; the extent to which mentor, youth, and program characteristics influence effectiveness; the processes that link mentoring to outcomes in Black male youth; and the extent to which efforts to provide mentoring for Black male youth have reached and engaged these youth, been implemented with high quality, and been adopted and sustained by host...
May 10, 2017
This report was published by the AVNU. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This text proposes that anti-oppression principles and practices should be woven into our personal and social values. In fact, it may likely help you to be a better colleague, neighbor, friend, partner and change maker all around. Ideally you’ll feel inspired to be artful in the ways you practice anti-oppression and share this with others!
November 28, 2016
This toolkit was published by Planned Parenthood Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: “We thought carefully about things we wished we had access to when we were struggling with our identities, or when we were struggling with the erasure, normativity, and violence in our everyday world… It is our hope that this deck finds its way to the hands of young queer and trans folks who might not otherwise have access to supportive communities.” The Affirmations Deck was created by a group of queer and trans youth involved with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Filling in the Blanks:...
November 15, 2016
This video was produced by SoulPancake. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:SoulPancake partnered with Darling Magazine to have a series of conversations about some of the issues that women face on a daily basis. Our first one is a glimpse into beauty and body image. When do you feel the most beautiful?
November 15, 2016
This video was produced by SoulPancake. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Six feet tall. Broad shoulders. A six pack. Hair in all the right places. Media is bombarding men with images of this ‘perfect man’, for whom women line up. In this episode, we take the traditionally female topic of body image, and ask men to talk about their struggles with self-image. Credits: Created and Directed by: Anabella CasanovaProduced by: SoulPancake in association with Vacation TheoryEdited by: Cassidy DamoreCinematography by: Kelly MooreProduction Designed by: Sage PriceModerated by: Joshua Bitton...
September 30, 2016
This infographic was created by The 519. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Trans and Non-Binary youth face more descrimination than any other youth group and frequently report great difficulty accessing shelters. They often avoid shelters altogether. When Trans and Non-Binary Youth do not see themselves reflected in services, they feel like they do not belong. When people feel like they do not belong, they avoid services.
Northern Girls Research Review: A Compilation of Research on Northern, Rural and Aboriginal Girls and Young Women's Issues
August 11, 2016
This report was published by Girls Action Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The goal of this research review is to provide resources and information about the realities facing Northern, rural and/or Aboriginal girls and young women in Canada. The goal is to support initiatives that empower girls and young women to become agents of change. This research compilation is a quick and easy way for young women, educators and organizations that work with girls and young women to access information which can reinforce funding proposals, program development, and communication...
Understanding Female Youth’s Perceptions of Health and Physical Activity: A First Step in Developing a Youth-Driven Program
July 14, 2016
Research has shown that adolescent females are less active compared to males leading to a call for increased physical activity programming for female youth (Brodersen et al., 2007). However, to date, much of the research has not incorporated the voice of youth. According to the United Nations, youth have a right to participate in society and express their views about matters concerning their lives and future (Health Canada, 2001). The purpose of this research was to explore female adolescents’ perceptions related to health and physical activity. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with...
June 14, 2016
This report was published by the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey was a national online survey conducted by researchers from several Canadian universities and community organizations. The survey had 923 trans youth participants from all 10 provinces and one of the territories. The survey included somewhat different questions for younger (14-18 years) and older (19-25 years) trans youth about a wide range of life experiences and behaviours that influence young people’s health. This...