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Economic Empowerment of Black Youth in Ontario

What could transformative economic empowerment for Black youth in Ontario look like? We built a roadmap for how we can get there, together.

Beyond Invisible: Black Youth Mental Health

A Youth Work Teach-In

October 6th | 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us to explore pedagogies, perspectives, and practices for Black youth mental health!

This teach-in will feature a keynote speech from Mercy Shibemba, an award-winning youth activist who uses her story of growing up with HIV to educate, challenge stigma, and inspire!⁠

Our fall learning calendar is HERE! 

We are excited to announce that registration for the following FREE YouthREX certificates is now open: 

Program Evaluation for
Youth Wellbeing

A free 10-week online certificate course about the main concepts, approaches and practices relevant to conducting evaluation of youth sector programs and initiatives.

Register for free today !

Using Spreadsheets in Program Evaluation

A free 4-week online certificate that provides participants with the key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage and analyze quantitative data for a youth program evaluation, including advanced formulas.

Register for free today before November 16th!

Asking About Gender: NEW Toolkit

The way that we ask about gender is important. We've partnered with LGBT YouthLine to develop a toolkit that breaks down assumptions about gender, and we co-hosted a webinar on Thursday, April 21st, to interrogate and challenge how we understand gender and how we engage with gender in our youth work. Watch the webinar recording!

Check out Asking About Gender: A Toolkit for Youth Workers.

You can also read more about this work on REX Blog.

What's With Weed?

We are excited to share a redesigned What's With Weed webpage! We collaborated with a variety of partners — including young people! — to redesign a youth-friendly one-stop-shop on everything they might ask about cannabis and cannabis use.

Take a look through the five most common questions young people have about cannabis. Learn about the legalization movement and how you can use cannabis more safely. 

These resources are also available in French!

Check out our What's With Weed Featured Collection!

Cannabis & Youth: A Certificate for Youth Workers   

Register today for our free self-guided online certificate that provides youth workers with evidence-based information on the health, social, and legal risks associated with cannabis use. Learn how to support informed decision-making, and educate and increase awareness among young people.


The Ontario Youth Sector Compass


The Ontario Youth Sector Compass is a research project focused on understanding the experiences of young people and youth workers in Ontario.

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