Intersectionality

February 04, 2019
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: What are the barriers to accessing supports for young people living with and affected by HIV? How are these youth currently being supported? What strategies are critical in providing well-rounded supports for youth living with and affected by HIV, and how can youth-serving organizations adopt these best practices? As we approach the fourth decade since the first cases were diagnosed, we better understand how HIV works, and how the disease impacts individuals and transforms communities. HIV is incurable, but it...
January 30, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Supporting Youth Living With And Affected By HIV In Ontario. In Canada, as in other parts of the world, HIV overwhelmingly affects already marginalized groups and communities, such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and racialized populations, including Indigenous people. In Ontario, like the rest of Canada, the story of HIV draws attention to existing fractures and structural inequalities. This factsheet presents data on HIV by the numbers in Ontario and Canada.    
January 30, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Supporting Youth Living With And Affected By HIV In Ontario. Programs that have been effective in supporting diverse youth populations living with and affected by HIV vary in approach. However, there remain similarities in strategies used to meaningfully engage vulnerable young people. This factsheet explores highly effective program features.  
January 30, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Supporting Youth Living With And Affected By HIV In Ontario. The report is designed for practitioners working with young people living with and affected by HIV. Programs can adopt a range of evidence-informed practices to support young people living with and affected by HIV. This factsheet provides best practice recommendations. Although each of the eight recommendations is critical in and of itself, the inclusion of multiple recommendations will strengthen programs, services, and holistic approaches to...
January 30, 2019
This report was published by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report is designed for practitioners working with young people living with and affected by HIV in Ontario. As resource navigators and connectors to services and programs, youth workers play an important role in the wellbeing of youth. They are uniquely positioned to support young people living with and affected by HIV and break down stigma. This report offers youth workers recommendations for best practices at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels. The report is organized...
June 05, 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 is about the challenges and barriers experienced by lesbian, gay, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) newcomers in settling in the community and in accessing services. It examines the services provided to LGBTQ newcomers in order to raise questions about, and gain a better understanding of, the shortcomings of settlement services in meeting the needs of this population of...
March 08, 2018
This factsheet was created by Rania El Mugammar.  This factsheet outlines the anatomy of an apology, as developed by Rania El Mugammar, including:  Acknowledgement Emotional Uptake Centre the Hurt Accountability + Changed Behavior Divest From Forgiveness  Rania referred to the anatomy of an apology during part two of the YouthREX webinar series, Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism In Ontario’s Youth Sector.
September 25, 2015
“Black male exceptionalism” is the premise that African American men fare more poorly than any other group in the United States. The discourse of Black male exceptionalism presents African American men as an “endangered species.” Some government agencies, foundations, and activists have responded by creating “Black male achievement” programs. There are almost no corresponding “Black female achievement” programs. Yet empirical data does not support the claim that Black males are burdened more than Black females. Without attention to intersectionality, Black male achievement programs risk...
September 24, 2015
This report was published by the African American Policy Forum. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Social justice advocacy has entered a new era. Rising expectations brought about by the remarkable shift in the national political arena have heightened the need to rethink standard approaches to social justice advocacy. One of the most significant aspects of current social justice practice that warrants rethinking is the dominance of a particular orientation that disaggregates social problems into discrete challenges facing specific groups. These groups are often defined in mutually...