YORK RESEARCH CHAIR
Youth in Contexts
June 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019
The York Research Chair (YRC) in Youth and Contexts of Inequity – awarded to YouthREX’s Academic Director, Dr. Uzo Anucha, by York University – extends YouthREX’s mandate by developing and undertaking community-engaged research on the experiences of youth and youth workers in contexts of inequity.
YouthREX is interested in understanding how factors that determine youth wellbeing extend beyond the experiences of youth to youth work and larger systemic issues, including institutional relationships.
We’re looking forward to an ongoing and active sharing of findings from the work of the YRC with our community stakeholders in timely and accessible formats (presentations, visual reports, blog posts, etc.) to energize change and action in Ontario’s youth work sector!
YouthREX acknowledges that evaluation is sometimes ‘political’. Starting where grassroots youth programs are, and understanding what their concerns with evaluation are opens up the space to thoughtfully address these concerns and discuss how research and evaluation can be ‘leveraged’ to improve outcomes for youth, which is what the sector is passionate about.
THE FULL REPORT
Read the full report complete with a literature review and an in-depth analysis of our survey and key informant interview data.
This factsheet highlights important findings on evaluation capacity in Northern Ontario based on in-depth interviews conducted for the Beyond Measure? study.
THE MINI REPORT
Don’t feel like reading 50+ pages? Click here for our mini ‘at a glance’ version for all the key details you need to get the full picture of Beyond Measure?.
Beyond Measure? offers 10 recommendations to three youth sector stakeholder groups: funders, capacity building organizations and youth-serving organizations.