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HEAR YOUTH VOICE ON WHAT MATTERS TO THEM
READ A NEW REPORT OR ACADEMIC ARTICLE
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#CanadaWeWant Conferences 2022
Let’s talk about the #CanadaWeWant 2022! Join either the virtual or in-person FREE event coming up soon to be part of a SAFE environment to discuss the challenges you face in your community. There are two ways for people ages 12-25 to participate:
- Register for the #CanadaWeWant virtual conference, October 11th-14th 2022.
- Register for the #CanadaWeWant in-person conference, October 13-18th 2022.
Take Our Kids to Work Day Nov 2, 2022
Celebrate the art of 21st century work with the young people in your life. In a transitioning partnership with The Learning Partnership, The Students Commission of Canada is pleased to encourage schools, employers and families to open up their world of work to curious young eyes. Resources to assist you with an in-person event or virtual one are at:
Against the Current
This two-day online event brings 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. A focus will be on the Icelandic Prevention Model as implemented by Planet Youth. The November 9th sessions will be interpreted for the first hour and the last hour. The breakout sessions will include one French breakout room.
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:
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