We're passionate about promoting the wellbeing of youth in Ontario.

YouthREX’s Academic Leadership, Program Leadership, Staff and Research Assistants as well as our community partners who are part our Provincial Advisory Board have extensive research and professional practice experiences as well as lived experiences with all the issues identified in Stepping Up as the “multiple barriers and challenges” that make youth more vulnerable.

Find out more about us below – our work experience related to YouthREX, our current roles and our hopes about how this work will matter to youth.

Academic leadership

Dr. Uzo Anucha

Academic Director
Provincial Office

Dr. Harjeet Badwall

Academic Lead
Customized Evaluation Supports

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  • Dr. S. Nombuso Dlamini

    Academic Lead
    Capacity Building

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  • Dr. Stephen Gaetz

    Academic Lead
    Knowledge Mobilization

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  • Dr. Carl James

    Academic Director
    Central Hub

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  • Dr. Sarah Todd

    Academic Director
    Eastern Hub

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  • Dr. Diana Coholic

    Academic Director
    Northeastern Hub

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  • Dr. Peter Donahue

    Academic Director
    Southwestern Hub

    Dr. Ed Rawana

    Academic Director
    Northwestern Hub

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  • Provincial Office Staff

    Dr. Jessica Wiese

    Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation

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  • Chanel Herbert

    Administrative Coordinator

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  • Rebecca Houwer

    Knowledge Mobilization Manager

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  • Yumi Numata

    Communications & Knowledge
    Mobilization Manager

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  • Anita Sekharan

    Lead Designer and
    Digital Content Manager

    Cyril Cromwell

    Youth Work Curriculum Specialist

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  • Corliss Bean

    Research & Evaluation Specialist

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