BUILD YOUR CAPACITY IN YOUTH FACILITATION
HEAR YOUTH VOICE ON WHAT MATTERS TO THEM
READ A NEW REPORT OR ACADEMIC ARTICLE
PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGES AND EVENTS
The #CanadaWeWant Conference 2023
At this Conference we will continue to explore this key question: What do young people want for Canada's future? 160 youth and adult allies from every province and territory are invited to come together to take action on issues that are impacting young people. Together, conference delegates will discuss and study the issues of greatest relevance to Canadian youth, decide on concrete actions to take, and be supported to present their findings to key decision makers. As collaborators we need YOUR voice and recommendations to make an impact on issues impacting Canadian youth today.
Event date: March 2nd - March 7th, 2023
Take Our Kids to Work Day Nov 1, 2023
Sign up here to receive information on Take Our Kids to Work, Canada’s most recognized career exploration event for high school students across Canada.
Join the Students Commission of Canada and learn about full-day programming in English and French, both in-person at workplaces and virtually for use by schools, employers and families.View the video preview here.
Against the Current
This two-day online event brought together researchers, policymakers, youth advocates and practitioners working in the youth sector and public health to share approaches combining upstream prevention, health promotion, and youth engagement. There was a focus on the Icelandic Prevention Model as implemented by Planet Youth. Thank you to all who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Health Canada’s Youth Leadership Team on Tobacco and Vaping (HC-YLT, formerly the NYLT)
Health Canada’s Youth Leadership Team on Tobacco and Vaping is a group of youth from across the country who collaborate regularly to improve health outcomes related to substance usage amongst Canadian youth.
Sharing the Stories
A research and evaluation platform for youth, organizations and governments. The platform amplifies the voices of young people by aggregating data across multiple youth programs. Key youth trends from the aggregated data are published and shared with youth, organizations and decision-makers. Check out the research that's emerged from the platform and our Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement.
#CanadaWeWant 2020 Reports
What is the Canada that young people want? What do we need to do to get there? Check out youth voices and recommendations from the #CanadaWeWant 2020 national youth conference. • The 2020 #CanadaWeWant Report • Youth Policy into Action • The Future of Public Education in Canada • Healthy Relationships and Communities • My Environment and Climate Change • Authentic Social Identity Formation and Mental Health • International Experiences Canada • Canada Through Our Lens: #ThisIsCanada • Voting Rights Report
A national environment committee will be formed with youth from each provinces and territories to study environmental issues. Youth from across Canada will be engaged through workshops, a social media campaign and virtual reality videos to explore how different regions of Canada are affected by climate change and develop concrete recommendations.
This project was made possible in part by the Government of Canada
New Paths through COVID-19
This project will provide an in-depth look at the wide range of services provided by New Path Child and Youth Services in Simcoe County, Ontario and how it transitioned all of its services except for residential, to telephone and virtual delivery. Additional research explores collaborations in Prince Edward County and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Counties in Ontario, and in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
This project was made possible in part by the Virtual Innovations in Care (VIC) Grant Program.
Be The Program
"Be The Program" offers youth across Canada the opportunity to prevent dating-violence through customized programs designed for their peer groups. Youth leaders will identify the needs of their peers in an evidence-based participatory research process, supported by adult allies from organizations across Canada, co-create programming, and deliver the programs in their communities. This approach ensures that young people are not only learning about violence prevention, but they are also learning leadership, facilitation, research, and design skills.
Through a historical lens, the purpose is to engage youth from across Canada in sessions that provide them with an opportunity to interact with their peers about social issues that impact them directly. These issues include but are not limited to: multiculturalism, social and economic inclusion, and diversity. To learn more visit the #ThisisCanada project page.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Safer Spaces and Social Identity Formation
Our model describes creating positive safer spaces that respect differences, on-line and off-line. The program supports young people to explore diversity and define positive social identities for themselves, against many influences.
#CanadaWeWant 2021 Reports
What is the Canada that young people want? What do we need to do to get there? Check out youth voices and recommendations from the #CanadaWeWant 2021 national youth conference. • The 2021 #CanadaWeWant Report • #MyEnvironment • International Experience Canada • Healthy Relationships • National Youth Leadership Team (NYLT) • Building a Mentoring Movement in Canada
We believe in a world where all young people positively transition into a successful adulthood
We Turn Knowledge into Action and Action into Knowledge by:
- Supporting others to share the story (STS) of the work they do
- Deliberately catalyzing the knowledge generated by young people to support systems change
- Sustaining an evidence base through the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement of the impact of youth voice influencing decision-making
We Strengthen Others through Networking by:
- Amplifying the work of those organizations that support young people to be heard and valued
- Working with others to support young people to thrive
- Building capacity of others to practice and deliver meaningful youth engagement
We #WalkTheTalk by:
- Working in inter-generational partnerships to achieve our purpose and desired outcome
- Continuously Incubating and innovating so that we can generate sparks for positive change
- Working with vision and passion to integrate head, heart, feet and spirit in all that we do