Webinar

The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes – Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era: In Conversation with A7G

2020

The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes – Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era: In Conversation with A7G

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This webinar was hosted by YouthREX.

HERE’S HOW THE HOSTS DESCRIBE THIS WEBINAR:

How has COVID-19 affected how youth programs are supporting and working with young people? How are youth programs physically distancing while ensuring social connectedness for youth? How are the needs of youth, families, and communities changing as a result of the pandemic? What challenges and opportunities exist for the youth sector?

YouthREX launched an interactive online conversation series on how the Ontario youth sector is adapting to shifting contexts as a result of COVID-19.

When the pandemic hit, youth programs did not just pack up but continued their relentless search for ways to keep supporting better outcomes for Ontario’s youth!

Each instalment features different youth programs and advocates to explore how they are pivoting their approaches to youth engagement, programming, and advocacy; the issues that are emerging as priorities in their work; the lessons they are learning (and unlearning); and ways they are adapting in real time during this unprecedented period.

This conversation, co-hosted by Kathe Rogers (YouthREX’s Knowledge Exchange Manager) and Cyril Cromwell (YouthREX’s Learning and Development Manager), featured Gabrielle Fayant-Lewis, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of the Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G). Learn how Indigenous youth define safe spaces, what resources and supports are needed by Indigenous youth in urban environments, and how to create opportunities for youth gatherings in a time of physical distancing and social isolation.

A7G is an Indigenous youth-led, youth-driven non-profit organization located on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinabeg people, also known as Ottawa, Ontario. A7G focuses on cultural support and empowerment programs/policies for Indigenous youth while being led by traditional knowledge and Elder guidance. A7G has been operating in this area of work since 2014 and is led by Indigenous youth executives and board members, and also takes strategic guidance from active Indigenous youth that participate in weekly programming. Follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2020, July 29). The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes – Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era: In Conversation with A7G (Webinar Recording) on Vimeo [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/442808116

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