August 14, 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 research focuses on an initiative by Right to Play called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP).  This program was designed to “enhance community relationships, increase positive healthy behaviours and to decrease risk-taking behaviours in youth” (p.3).  Elements of the program included youth mentorship, community event planning and execution, youth-led skill-building activities...
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.  
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 26, 2017
Photovoice, a popular method in qualitative participatory research, involves individuals taking photographic images to document and reflect on issues significant to them. Having emerged in the mid-1990s, its popularity has been related to several advantages of working with the method associated with enhanced forms of expression and accessibility, as well as a strong alignment with participatory research principles. We explore the advantages, challenges and opportunities in working with photovoice in qualitative research through gleaning insights from the literature and from studies that were...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   To address the serious challenges of our time – from economic uncertainty to sustainability to support for an aging population – we need to ensure that Canada’s young people are healthy, educated and fully engaged. Communities must work with youth to address their most pressing issues and to close the growing gap between those thriving in #GenerationFlux and more vulnerable youth. #GenerationFlux describes people who are flexible, comfortable in chaos, navigating...
January 21, 2017
This infographic was created by CATIE. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This colourful infographic poster illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada. This infographic is based on 2014 estimates from the Public Health Agency of Canada. 
January 21, 2017
This infographic was created by the Public Health Agency of Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:An average of 10 people die by suicide each day in Canada. Of the approx. 4000 deaths by suicide each year, more than 90% were living with a mental health problem or illness.
January 21, 2017
Canadian policy related to colonialism has created substantial challenges for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) youth and has had a negative influence on their health and well-being. Sport-for-development (SfD) programmes are beginning to show positive impacts for children and youth internationally. This approach may also be beneficial for FNMI youth in Canada. This research evaluates the implementation of a SfD programme designed to enhance leadership skills for FNMI youth. A qualitative approach that examines contextual and implementation issues was used. Data were collected using semi...
January 16, 2017
This report was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). The literature review, which utilized 103 references, primarily from sources in Canada, the U.S. and Australia, documents the prevalence of substance use in the population. Information was collated, and utilized...
October 25, 2016
This report was published by the Ministerial Advisory Council on Rural Health.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The mission of Health Canada is to help Canadians maintain and improve their health. Canadians who live in rural, remote, northern and Aboriginal communities face significantly greater health challenges than those living in urban centres for reasons directly related to where they live, risks associated with their occupations and the level of access to timely health care. Rural Canadians believe that Health Canada needs to take a leadership role in facilitating and...