racialized youth

May 07, 2018
This tool was developed by the Girls Action Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:The Redefining Leadership Guide provides an in-depth look at the importance of redefining leadership to specifically support girls and young women from racialized communities in Canada. The purpose of the Guide is to share the tips and practices identified by girls’ programmers and practitioners for activities, projects, and programs that have worked successfully and created positive outcomes when taking into consideration the needs of girls and young women from racialized communities. The...
March 28, 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 was this research about? People of colour face systemic discrimination that often creates barriers to meaningful engagement in school, work, and other institutions. Boys and young men of colour, specifically, are often removed from schools for minor violations of the rules, left with few employment prospects, and pushed towards involvement in the criminal justice system. Communities and non-profit...
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, interpet, and summarize. This report shares the top ten...
April 12, 2017
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? This report reviews literature that helps us to understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. The report is meant to serve as a resource and guide for evidence-based practice for programs working with this population. The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) is the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada. Its...
March 23, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, based on content from the Research to Practice report, Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law From its inception, and in the context of theory and research, youth justice has been an evolving system seeking effective strategies to reduce recidivism, or re-offending. This factsheet provides recommendations and evidence-based guidelines and principles for practitioners and program developers to support positive outcomes for youth involved in the law in three categories: a) System Changes and Integrationb) Program Design and...
March 23, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. This report reviews literature that helps us understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. The report is meant to serve as a resource and guide for evidence-based practice for programs that work with youth. The report explores the impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada. The YCJA's emphasis on using extrajudicial measures to divert first time or less serious and non-violent offenders away from the criminal justice system has...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   Employment is an important part of youth development and the successful progression into young adulthood. Young people learn important communication and social skills, and are also exposed to careers, workplace culture, and opportunities to hone problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Research reinforces the importance of early work experience, especially for poor and low-income youth. Youth employment strategies, including summer jobs, paid internships, and year-round subsidized work...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   This issue brief is an attempt to highlight the research that has been conducted examining trauma among GBQ boys and young men of color (or GBQBYMOC), as well as the research gaps involving these topics. Throughout this review, GBQ boys and young men of color (or GBQBYMOC) will include those who are Black/African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American, or multiracial; (b) identify as gay, bisexual, or queer; or, (c) engage in same-sex romantic or sexual...