Featured Collections

Curated collections of resources from our Knowledge Hub.

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Browse this collection for the latest resources created and curated by YouthREX. Updated monthly! 

Youth Living with a Disability

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Youth workers have a responsibility to continually challenge ableist understandings of disability. This involves creating safe spaces by understanding the needs of young people living with disabilities from a place of curiosity, empathy, trust, and non-judgment, and celebrating the full personhood of every young individual.

Browse this collection of resources that can support your work with youth living with disabilities.

LGBT2SQ+ Youth

Browse this collection of resources that offer strategies for creating more inclusive spaces and supporting the wellbeing of LGBT2SQ+ youth. You can also listen to YouthREX's Queer Love Forever playlist on Spotify.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Anti-trans, anti-queer protests in response to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity programming in schools are premised upon hate, bigotry, and anti-trans sentiments.

Young people, youth workers, and youth organizations must continue to be at the forefront of efforts to protect and affirm young people's right to self-determination.

We must restate our solidarity with LGBT2SQ+ youth across Ontario and advocate strongly for their safety, wellbeing, and freedom of self-expression, both at home and in schools. There is #NoSpaceforHate.

Cannabis Use

Browse this collection of toolkits, factsheets, and reports that offer insight into cannabis legalization, harm reduction, and strategies to help youth and youth workers navigate conversations about cannabis use.

October 2023 marks the fifth anniversary of cannabis legalization in Canada. Youth workers and service providers in the sector are in a unique position to provide important information to young people who may be using—or thinking about using—cannabis. 

What's With Weed?

We're excited to share a redesigned What's With Weed webpage! We collaborated with a variety of partners — including young people! — to create this youth-friendly one-stop-shop on cannabis.

Browse this related collection of over 40 youth-friendly resources about cannabis, including its effects, safer use practices, facts on legalization, as well as its history and social impacts.

This collection is also available in French.

French-Language Resources

Browse this collection of Knowledge Hub resources available in French.

You can also check out our French-language Featured Collections: L'herbe, c'est quoi ? and L'autonomisation économique des jeunes Noirs.

Be sure to visit our French-language platform for learning opportunities, Apprendre par YouthREX.

Economic Empowerment of Black Youth

Browse this collection of resources to support the economic empowerment of Black youth, including those developed as part of the Outcomes Framework for the Economic Empowerment of Black Youth in Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism launched a Request for Proposals in February 2022 under the Economic Empowerment Stream of the Black Youth Action Plan to support Black youth in achieving social and economic success.

To support community stakeholders in building a shared understanding of evidence-based interventions and outcomes under this economic empowerment stream, YouthREX developed the Outcomes Framework for the Economic Empowerment of Black Youth in Ontario.

This collection is also available in French.

Pathways to Education

Browse this collection of research summaries, bibliographies, and reports from our colleagues at Pathways to Education Canada.

Pathways to Education provides youth from low-income communities with the resources and supports to graduate from high school and build the foundation for a successful future.

Through their innovative, community-based approach, students receive four important, wraparound areas of support—academic, financial, social, and one-on-one—which include programming and incentives like after-school tutoring, mentoring, networking opportunities, transit passes to get to and from school, and scholarships for post-secondary education.


Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth

Browse this collection of critical resources developed by the Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth, or visit their online archives.

Established in 2007, the Ontario Child Advocate was an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and their work was guided by the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. On November 15, 2018, the provincial government announced that they would be repealing the Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth Act and would be closing the Advocate’s Office. As of May 1, 2019, the Advocate’s Office is closed.


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