public policy

November 07, 2018
This report was developed by the Urban Youth Working Group of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership (NCRP). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report is the product of many productive discussions within the Urban Youth Working Group of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership (NCRP) from November 2014 through December 2017. The working group brought together community partners from youth- serving organizations and scholars from education, criminology, recreation, and social work to examine the impacts of growing urban socio-spatial inequality and polarization on...
September 27, 2016
This report was published by Our Kids Network. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Developing a youth engagement policy for Our Kids Network (OKN) can help to embed youth voices in OKN activities. The purpose of this youth engagement environmental scan is to inform the development of a youth engagement policy for Our Kids Network. Its aim is to help practitioners understand how comparable organizations infuse youth participation into their governance structures and activities.The following questions were investigated to address this objective: What organizations (government and non-...
July 29, 2016
Informed by Galtung (1969), Anderson (2012) and Wacquant (2001), this paper argues that a lifetime of spiralling and everyday state structural violence and overtly racist criminal profiling principally targeted at young Black men living in the Toronto Community Housing Corporation prepares them for prison. Moreover, it contends that interpersonal violence, transmitted from generation to generation and producing a vicious cycle, is a manifestation of institutionalized and systemic inequity. In the context of a hypermasculine culture, young Black men are both victims and participants in a...
July 27, 2016
This report was published by the Council Ministers of Eduation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:In Learn Canada 2020, provincial and territorial ministers of education, acting through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), affirmed their commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal students and identified the gaps in academic achievement and graduation rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students as a key area for attention. One of the strategies articulated in the CMEC Aboriginal Education Action Plan for addressing these gaps in outcomes is “...
July 21, 2016
This report was published by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:BGCC conducted an environmental scan of strategic opportunities to help us with our organization’s strategic planning process. The report looks at trends, demographic and technological shifts that are relevant to child and youth serving organizations.  Changes and opportunities in public policy and non-profit and philanthropic sectors are also summarized. 
July 15, 2016
This report was published by the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report is produced by a research team from the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit to support the work of the Saskatchewan Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People. Specifically the research is designed to assist the Joint Task Force in identifying evidence-based public policies, programs, and practical approaches that have the greatest potential for positive impact on education and employment outcomes for...