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Virtual Café
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Wed, November 30th, 2022
12PM to 2PM ET

YouthREX is excited to host this  FREE  special event, featuring Dr. Byron McClure and Dr. Kelsie Reed, US-based school psychologists and authors of Hacking Deficit Thinking: 8 Reframes That Will Change The Way You Think About Strength-Based Practices and Equity in Schools.

You will be inspired MORE and energized to explore an equity-informed strength-based approach to support youth mental health and wellbeing.



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.

The Act for Mental Health campaign aims to make mental health care universal and publicly funded, because it is the right and smart thing to do. We know that youth are the least likely among all age groups to report good mental health – and saw the most significant drop in self-reported mental health since the pandemic.

Please take just a moment to sign the petition to Justin Trudeau telling him it’s time to Act for Mental Health. 

Our fall learning calendar is HERE! 

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

Centering Black Youth Wellbeing

A free 4-week online certificate that provides the Ontario youth sector with the foundational knowledge to cultivate practices, policies and alliances that challenge, disrupt and combat systematic anti-Black racism.

Register for free by December 7 !

Asking About Gender: Youth Worker Toolkit

The way that we ask about gender is important. We partnered with LGBT YouthLine to develop a toolkit that breaks down assumptions about gender, and we co-hosted a webinar for the youth-serving sector 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.

Please take a moment to sign the Act for Mental Health campaign and support universal mental health care!Support
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