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March 27, 2019
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 explores “the interactions that led to the inclusion of protections for LGBTQ student organizations in Ontario’s Accepting Schools Act” (p. 340), known as Bill 13. This legislation, passed in 2012, amended the Education Act of Ontario to incorporate a directive that all publicly-funded schools in the province, secular and Catholic, support students who want to...
November 05, 2018
This poster was created by YouthREX.Presenters:Uzo Anucha, PhD (Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Academic Director, YouthREX, York University); Sinthu Srikanthan (MSW, Research Associate, YouthREX, York University); Cyril J. Cromwell, PhD (c) (Learning and Development Manager, YouthREX, York University).Abstract:Situated between the private and public sectors, the Ontario youth sector is often tasked with designing community-focused and community-based solutions to system-level barriers and inequities for Ontario’s youth. Youth workers, as frontline staff, are a vital component of...
January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   The content for this factsheet was taken from Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.  Between March and July 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) conducted 15 community engagement sessions to inform the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. Over 1500 community members participated in the engagement sessions. The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as...
January 09, 2018
This report was published by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Doing Right Together for Black Youth summarizes what was learned from over 1500 community members who answered the call from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to co-develop the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP). The MCYS shared anonymized data (without any identifying personal information) captured at these community engagement sessions, as well as written submissions, with YouthREX to analyze, interpret, and summarize. This report shares the top...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by York Center for Asian Research. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   In this report, we examine the case of Filipino youth in Ontario, who represent an unexplained anomaly. Despite having parents with among the highest rates of university degree holdership of all immigrant groups, Filipino youth have among the lowest rates of university graduation. This applies particularly to those who arrive in Canada during childhood. Furthermore, while women have overtaken men in post secondary educational achievement across all groups, the gender disparity in the...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Public Health Ontario. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   Given the low proportion of Canadian children and youth currently meeting recommended physical activity guidelines, there is a need to identify specific barriers that prevent this population from participating in physical activity. This Evidence Brief asks: What are the barriers to PA for children and youth?
November 09, 2016
This factsheet was developed by First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario. November 6 to 12 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.   
September 27, 2016
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?Participation in post-secondary education (PSE) enhances the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and societies overall. Unfortunately, certain groups of young people are underrepresented in PSE. Bridging programs have the potential to respond to the many and often overlapping challenges underrepresented youth face by providing individualized and alternative...
September 27, 2016
This report was published by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The purpose of this report is to review the evidence related to how well existing PSE bridging programs support and enable underrepresented youth to access, persist, and complete a PSE program. To close the PSE opportunity gap and “move the dial” on PSE access and completion equity, our report is intended to serve as an evidence-based resource for youth-serving organizations and individuals interested in developing and/or evaluating bridging programs. This report provides a point-in-time summary of the evidence...