youth voice

March 28, 2019
This video is from a storytelling project produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: “It’s been a bumpy road, but I try to keep my thoughts positive.” Terence, 22, lives in a Toronto homeless shelter. He uses a camera phone to share his life and plans for the future. This video is part of RED BUTTON, an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and...
March 28, 2019
This video is from a storytelling project produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: “I don’t want to be a career homeless person.” Rabbit, 23, is homeless and has an addiction to fentanyl and other opioids. He was given a camera phone and captured a day in his life. This video is part of RED BUTTON, an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and...
February 19, 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? The aim of this research was to collect insights from Indigenous youth across Canada about how to move forward with the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Call to Action #66. In 2015, the TRC released 94 Calls to Action – practical directions for how the Canadian government can work towards addressing the lasting intergenerational trauma of...
February 19, 2019
This report was published by Indigenous Youth Voices. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Indigenous Youth Voices (IYV) is led by Indigenous youth for Indigenous youth. IYV originally came together to formulate a report and recommendations on the implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 66: We call upon the federal government to establish multi-year funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation, and establish a national network to share information and best practices. The network consists of First Nations, Inuit,...
February 18, 2019
In this study we explored adolescent perceptions of what was most helpful and most challenging about mental health treatment for mood and/or anxiety disorders. Youth seeking treatment at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program were recruited to participate in a follow-up survey about their experiences of mental health care services. Responses to two open-ended questions were analyzed for emerging themes and differences between age groups and gender. Males were more likely to report therapy as being helpful than females, 16–18 year olds were more likely to report medication as a challenge...
February 18, 2019
This factsheet was created by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: The shift in working with youth as clients to engaging them as decision-makers can at times seem overwhelming. In order to succeed, youth, adults, and the organization as a whole must be open and willing to take risks, think outside the box, and develop new attitudes towards youth — not as problems that need fixing, but rather resources to be tapped into. Roger Hart’s “Ladder of Youth Participation” highlights eight different levels of youth participation and decision-...
February 18, 2019
Youth-adult partnerships in child and youth services engage the participants in collaborative, shared decision making, in areas such as governance, program planning and implementation, and advocacy. However, these partnerships often occur in isolation, and fail to engage in potentially useful, larger conversations about theory and research. Therefore, in an effort to provide common grounds for understanding and engaging in such partnerships, we offer an overview of current literature. We discuss definitions and discourses, describe models of youth-adult partnerships, and briefly consider...
January 29, 2019
Youth and young adults living with HIV, between the ages of 15 and 29, represent one quarter of the new infection rates in Canada, but little is known about the safer sex practices, HIV disclosure processes, and coping mechanisms used by this important but often neglected group to manage the every day realities of living with HIV. The primary objectives of this study were to gather qualitative data about the lived experiences of Canadian youth who are living with HIV and enhance our understanding of their experiences of becoming HIV-positive, navigating issues related to safer sex and HIV...
December 18, 2018
This video was developed by Melanie Doucet, PhD(c) at McGill University. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Child welfare legislation in Canada requires youth in long-term government care to transition to adulthood and become self-sufficient at the age of majority - a phenomenon termed as 'aging out' of care. Due to this cut-off of services, youth exiting care tend to have limited support networks, and most of their connections during their time in care are formal, paid for and have an expiry date. This past fall, Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work...
December 18, 2018
This report was developed by Melanie Doucet, PhD(c) at McGill University.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report is an e-book that features the valuable photography work of co-researchers (former youth in care in British Columbia) who contributed to Relationships Matter for Youth 'Aging Out' of Care: Research Report.