Stepping Up – Health & Wellness


Stepping Up – Health & Wellness

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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.

Health and Wellness  is one of the framework’s seven themes and has three associated outcomes.

Why Health and Wellness?
We want our young people to be happy, physically healthy, emotionally resilient, and making positive life choices. Healthy young people are better equipped to learn, develop, and build the skills they need to succeed as adults. Healthy and engaged citizens contribute to their communities, reduce demands on health care, and lower the risk of chronic disease and illness. Together, we can enhance the long-term health and wellness of our young people through early identification and support.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2016). Stepping Up – Health and Wellness. Toronto, ON: Author.

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