SOUTHWESTERN HUB

YouthREX’s Southwestern Hub supports grassroots organizations working in Essex, Middlesex, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant, Hamilton, Bruce, Oxford, Lambton, Huron, Chatham-Kent, Perth, Elgin, and Niagara

There are approximately 512,255 youth in the Southwestern region, representing 19% of the population.

Southwestern Ontario has a higher than average youth unemployment rate.

Despite covering cities like London, Windsor, Hamilton, and Niagara, rural communities make up a large portion of the Southwestern Ontario Region.

PEOPLE

SOUTHWESTERN
HUB STAFF
TEAM

Academic Director
Dr. Peter Donahue
Director and Graduate Program Chair,
School of Social Work
King’s University College,
Western University
Peter.Donahue@kings.uwo.ca

SOUTHWESTERN
HUB ADVISORY
COMMITTEE

Mary Kay Arundel
Coordinator of Field Education, King’s University College, School of Social Work

Graham Ashbourne
Program Director, Craigwood Youth Services

Matthew Chater
CEO, Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Christine Garinger
Research and Evaluation Lead, Mindyourmind

Yasmin Hussain
Program Manager, Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration and The Boys and Girls Club

Jason Smith
Manager, Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre

Shand Licorish
Youth Outreach Worker, London Intercommunity Health Centre

Heather Seddon
Youth Recreation and Community Developer, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre

Erika Sweitzer
Manager of School Based and Youth Diversion Services, St Leonard’s Community Services

Dora Tam
Professor, Kings University College, Western University

Meagan Warwick
Northeast Youth Support Worker, LUSO Community Services

ACTIVITIES

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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PAST ACTIVITIES

November 2, 2016
Changing Better Together: Community eXchange

October 13, 2016
Communities of Practice Series: Solidarity and Systems Change: Youth Organizing for Change

June 24, 2015
Measuring Impact in Rural Communities (w/Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Centre)

September 1, 2015
Community of Practice – Photovoice and Arts-based Methodology, presentation from Dr. Bharati Sethi

October 29, 2014
Planning for Evaluation in the Youth Sector

ORGANIZATIONS

BLOGS