Stepping Up – Diversity, Social Inclusion & Safety


Stepping Up – Diversity, Social Inclusion & Safety

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This factsheet was developed by YouthREX from Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.


Stepping Up is a strategic framework from the Ministry of Children & Youth Services that strengthens the Government of Ontario’s commitment to young people. By identifying the government’s priorities, Stepping Up serves as an important tool when it comes to making decisions about Ontario’s youth. Stepping Up consists of seven themes and 20 outcomes that help inform and align the work of service providers, community groups, etc., with research and what youth themselves believe they need in order to succeed.

Diversity, Social Inclusion & Safety is one of the framework’s seven themes and has three associated outcomes.

Why Diversity, Social Inclusion & Safety?
Social inclusion and safety are central to creating a cohesive society and a strong economy that enable future growth and prosperity. Ontario is one of the most diverse places in the world. We want our young people to be included and valued for who they are. In turn, we want them to value diversity and support inclusion in their communities. Young people must be safe, included, and accepted to develop successfully into adulthood.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2016). Stepping Up – Diversity, Social Inclusion & Safety. Toronto, ON: Author.

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