A Provincial Exchange

The Youth.
The Work.
The System.

Knowledge to Action
For Youth Wellbeing

Program: Saturday October 29, 2016 // 10am-4pm

Design Day


Are you excited about the prospect of collaborating with stakeholders across the youth sector?

Are you eager to think ‘outside of the box’ and come up with uniquely tangible recommendations and solutions for advancing youth wellbeing? 

Join us on for our Post-Exchange Design Day to share your knowledge, learn from other perspectives while moving knowledge into action!

LAB 01
Bringing Our Whole
Selves: Inclusive Programs With and For Racialized

LAB 02
Indigenizing Youth Work:
Towards a New Relationship

LAB 03
Far and Farther: Equitable Access to Programs, Services and Opportunities
for Youth Living in Rural and Remote Communities

LAB 04
Beyond the Individual: Collective/Community Approaches to Youth Worker Wellbeing

About this Design Day

October 29, 2016 // 10am-4pm
This Post-Exchange Design Day brought together youth sector stakeholders –youth, youth workers, youth managers, policy makers, funders and citizens to collaboratively tackle four ‘thorny’ challenges that youth and youth workers experience. These four challenges were redefined as Idea Labs; the goal was to generate new ideas that can inform innovative, outside the box solutions for advancing youth wellbeing on these issues.

The Idea Labs provided participants with the opportunity to collaboratively work with peers from multiple vantage points in the sector; topic area specialists will be on hand to provide guidance and clarity when needed. Each Idea Lab shared their solutions and recommendations with the entire group for review and feedback. Click the button below to for our report, Collaborative Designing For Youth Wellbeing: The Story Of Our Design Day, which outlines the eight prototypes that were pitched, case study examples and reflections on the day.

This design day was hosted in collaboration with the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunity Fund and MaRS Solutions Lab.