identity

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 23, 2017
This video was produced by the African Canadian Heritage Association Youth Group.  HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: This song "My History" was created in part by a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL's 'L.I.F.T. Music production workshop' in collaboration with the A.C.H.A. (African Canadian Heritage Association) Youth Group and the O.A.C. (Ontario Arts Council). For more information about the ACHA, please visit: www.ACHAonline.org or visit www.LIFTourYouth.com  Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the ACHA for making this happen! Produced and performed by: ACHA Youth Group Video/song...
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:...
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.  
August 30, 2016
This factsheet was created by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. 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. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet: This developmental map addresses adolescence (ages 13-19 years old) social development in relation to: Development of identity Development of relationships with peers, romantic...
August 12, 2016
This factsheet was created by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. 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. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet: This developmental map addresses early adolescence (aged 12-14 years old) social development in relation to: Development of identity Development of relationships with peers, romantic...
October 13, 2015
This video was produced by TEDxYouth@Victoria. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Bradley Dick is Walas Kwagul, Lekwungen, Ditidaht First Nations, he is an independent artist, family man, and government employee. Cultural values are incorporated into every facet of his life, he also believes that cultural integrity is maintained through lived actions. Bradley actively affirms and reaffirms his cultural virtues and governance, and states that this is not reconciliation, however a centering of the cultural values balanced with the knowledge and strength of today.
October 13, 2015
In this article, I critically review North American education-related literature on identity construction among Black youth. I integrate this body of scholarship to reveal an implicit two-pronged model for examining identity among racialized persons. The first level of analysis involves unveiling collective strivings for a coherent racial identity in the face of a racist society. The second level concerns the underlying complexity, rupture, and ambivalence that such collective quests for identity tend to mask. Multicultural and antiracism education fail to adequately consider the second level...
October 09, 2015
In the following paper, I discuss the importance of recognizing generation as a key differentiating factor in visible minority experiences of integration in Canadian society. The bulk of both academic and non-academic research has focused on the immigrant experience and the difficulties of acculturation, particularly for immigrants who have been racialized (seen as racially different from the dominant white population or even immigrants of European extraction). For second-generation minorities (the children of immigrants, those who were born and/or arrived in Canada before adolescence), the...