Our Work

Check out some of our work below!
You’ll find reports, event recaps and harvests, podcasts and more.

REPORT: Collaborative Designing For Youth Wellbeing: The Story Of Our Design Day
This report is a snapshot of our KTA2016 Design Day. It includes the four Idea Lab challenges, the eight prototype pitches that participants developed and our reflections on the collaborative process.
REPORT: Sport participation as a vehicle for positive development for youth facing barriers
This report provides information for youth sport programmers and practitioners, particularly those working with youth facing barriers, on how to deepen the impact of sport programs by intentionally structuring these programs to support psychosocial development.
EVENT: A Provincial Exchange - The Youth. The Work. The System.
From October 27-29, 2016, YouthREX hosted a knowledge to action provincial exchange that included inspiring keynote speakers, 20+ workshops, a focussed Design Day and more, for over 300 participants across the three days. Click for recordings, photos and more information about the schedule of events.
REPORT: Supporting Positive Outcomes For Youth Involved With The Law
This report reviews literature that helps us understand how to better support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law. It explores the impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the legal statute that governs youth justice programs and systems in Canada.
DOCUMENTARY: Youth Leading Change: Stories from Across Ontario
This documentary, led and produced by the YouthREX Youth Advisory Council features interviews with young people across the province discussing how they are making change in their communities.
REPORT: Bridging Programs: Pathways to Equity in Post-Secondary Education
This Research to Practice report reviews the evidence related to how well existing post-secondary education (PSE) bridging programs support and enable underrepresented youth to access, persist, and complete a PSE program.
REPORT: Trans Youth and the Right to Access Public Washrooms
This Research to Practice report defines, explores, and analyses some of the challenges, fears, anxieties and issues trans-identified youth experience, particularly with respect to safe access to public washrooms.
REPORT: Beyond Measure? The State of Evaluation and Action in Ontario's Youth Sector
This report presents findings from the first province-wide study of the Ontario youth sector’s experiences with conducting evaluations of their programs and services. The report offers ten key recommendations for three youth sector stakeholder groups: funders, evaluation capacity builders, and youth sector organizations
REPORT: Growing The Grassroots: Strategies For Building The Organizational Capacity Of Youth-Led Organizations And Initiatives
The purpose of this report is to review, examine and assess current organizational capacity building frameworks, present relevant case studies, and offer practical suggestions for building the organizational capacity of grassroots youth-led organizations and initiatives.
REPORT: Changing Leaders, Leading Change: A Leadership Development Model for Marginalized Youth in Urban Communities
Youth leadership development is an investment that responds to the urgent need to increase individual and community-level capacity. This report surveys current theories and evidence on youth leadership development and proposes key elements of an urban youth leadership development model.
PODCAST: Voices from the Frontline: Self Care
Self-care is a topic that we continuously hear about in the youth sector. We asked 4 frontline youth workers to record their thoughts on, and experiences with self-care over the span of week and the resulting podcast captures their reflections.
EVENT: March 2015 Beyond Measure? The State of Evaluation and Action in Ontario's Youth Sector
Click to watch video presentations on evaluation from this event, as well as a report that features highlights from of the event presentations, the State of the Youth Sector Report World Café session and feedback shared throughout the day from participants. Read on for strategies and insight on evaluation and action in Ontario's youth sector!