inclusion

April 19, 2018
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 experience of Muslim youth in secular public schools. The guiding question was how Muslim youth are able to maintain their religious identity despite pressure to adhere to social norms of Canadian culture. The article draws from the experiences of Muslim students to show how they maintained their religious identities in the face of various challenges....
June 06, 2017
  This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Racialized LGBTTQ2SSIA youth offer unique insights, perspectives, experiences, and solutions to an array of contemporary challenges, and yet they face significant and overlapping barriers to inclusion. In October 2016, YouthREX hosted a Design Day that brought together youth sector stakeholders – youth, youth workers, policy makers, researchers, funders, and citizens – to collaboratively tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges, or Idea Labs, that youth and youth workers experience, including this topic, Bringing Our...
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...
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...
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and City for All Women Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Through eleven small group discussions, each led by experts from Ottawa’s Black communities, participants identified many shared concerns that have persisted over time. They put forward recommendations for addressing anti-Black racism in education, employment, social services (focusing on mental health and genderbased violence), policing (including courts and prisons), community and civic engagement, Islamophobia, and media representation. ...
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 the United Way of Toronto and York Region. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report is a review of formal policy responses to systemic youth issues from various jurisdictions in Canada and internationally. It reviews policy and legislative frameworks related to youth at the local, regional, and national levels. The purpose of this review is to document existing youth policy models and legislative frameworks and identify the policy mechanisms that contribute to long-term positive outcomes for youth. 
January 15, 2017
This video was produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Young leaders participating at the Forward Promise convening that took place in July 2015 tell the world what they wish people knew about being a young man of color. Listening to their voices and struggles—but in particular their vision of how the world could be for young men of color—is a powerful reminder that when we treat young people like leaders, their leadership blossoms.
August 08, 2016
This toolkit was published by Sri Lanka - Handicap International. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This training manual “Sport and Play for All” provides tips, guidance and advice on disability and inclusion, with the primary aim of enhancing users’ knowledge and practice on inclusion. It brings together many training materials used during the Sports for All Project in Sri Lanka, including materials on disability, social inclusion and models of inclusive sport. It features many games and sports which have been field tested and adapted to enable children with disabilities to...