JUNE 2016

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News and Highlights from May 2016


Conference Planning is underway!
We’ve decided on a title and we’ll be asking for ideas and feedback over the next couple months. The Youth. The Work. The System: A Provincial eXchange is all about knowledge to action for youth wellbeing, and will happen on October 28, 2016 with pre and post conference events on the 27th and 29th.


Our Evaluation Framework and CES webinar went very well.
As part of our three-part webinar series, we hosted two webinars that featured our own awesome team members. Harjeet (CES Academic Lead), Sarah, (Eastern Hub Academic Director), and Uzo (Provincial Academic Director) spoke in the Evaluation Framework webinar and Vivian (Northeastern Hub Manager), Lisa (Eastern Hub Manager), and Jessie (Senior Evaluation Manager) were featured in the CES webinar (recap to come).

Kudos to Rebecca, Knowledge eXchange Manager for pulling everything (and everyone) together and being an awesome webinar host!


The Northwestern Hub held a successful event with Youth CI in Thunder Bay. 
The event was well attended with diverse attendees, and Karli was able to network and share information about upcoming YouthREX opportunities in her region, including CES, Critical Youth Work course and NOISE.


We sent out our second eXchange newsletter, The Round-Up #2

The newsletter features staff resource picks from the eXchange library, youth sector relevant events, report launches and more. We got some nice feedback this round, with someone e-mailing us:

“WOH!!! Love this report. There is so much to gain from the documents sent. Diversion of our youth out of the youth justice system is mine to read, share and act upon. Do keep up this great work YouthRex… dynamic research.”


NOISE has wrapped up at the Eastern, Southwestern and Northeastern Hubs.
Congratulations to all the Hub NOISE teams for doing such a great job with your first runs of NOISE. We have some recaps and highlights from the Eastern and Northeastern Hub NOISE programs featured in our blog here and here. Check them out!

This Month

News and Highlights for May 2016


Changing Better Together KM events are happening across the province! 

These events will help us hear from our stakeholders, engage with new communities, and share what we’ve been up to. Click here for more info.


Our Youth Advisory Council is screening their documentary, Youth Leading Change: Stories From Across Ontario on June 10, 2016. 

We are really excited to see this documentary, which is a completely youth-initiative and youth-led project. Stay tuned on how you can view it after the first Toronto screening!


YouthREX will be attending, and presenting a workshop at the Youth Worker Symposium for the Toronto region this month. 

Alexander, Director of Evaluation and Research, Rebecca, Manager of Knowledge eXchange, Cyril and Henry, Youth Research Assistant will be hosting a workshop on Making Evidence and Evaluation Work for Youth at the event.


Our June webinar is being coordinated with our Northwestern Hub, on the topic of indigenous approaches to youth program evaluation. 

This webinar will feature Dr. John Hodson, Director of the Maamaawisiiwin Education Research Centre. Dr. Hodson was also a panelist in our Beyond Measure? webinar and added a very strong and needed Indigenous perspective. We look forward to his more fulsome participation in this webinar!


The Northeastern Hub is hosting an evaluation workshop day on June 23, 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie. 

This is our first YouthREX event in this community! The day will cover content from YouthREX’s evaluation 101 and 102 workshops on the fundamentals of evaluation and understanding logic models. Vivian, Northeastern Hub Manager will be facilitating with Sidney, Norteastern Hub Research Assistant. We hope it goes well!


Jessie – May 18

Rebecca – June 22
Alexander – June 29

Andrew – July 4
Yumi – July 5
Anita – July 9