• Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan

    Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan reflects the voices of young people involved in the forum [a 5-day youth forum in Thunder Bay]. It is based on the presentations the young people made on the final day of the forum as the walls shook under their stomping feet…[The young writers] authored it humbly, working as much as possible to ensure those who attended the forum would be able to recognize their own voices. They hope that the action plan resonates with other First Nations youth.

  • Youth On Youth: Grassroots Youth Collaborative on Youth Led Organizing in the City of Toronto

    The need for the current report identifying best practices among youth-led organization, as well as their shared problems, challenges and recommendations for youth organizers, funders, policy-makers and politicians was deemed imperative, particularly in the context of the heightening public recognition and reality of youth marginalization and alienation in the city of Toronto.

  • Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speak Out About Space

    Like everyone, young people require open, equitably accessible, healthy and friendly spaces for their initiatives to take root and prove successful, and to run thriving programs and activities.

  • Thinking About Tomorrow’s Space Today: Youth Recreational Programming in the Former City of York (Part 2)

    This report demonstrates the over-whelming and long-standing need for a community recreation centre, where youth in the former City of York can access a safe and inclusive space to participate in and develop youth-driven empowering programming.

  • Thinking About Tomorrow’s Space Today: Youth Recreational Programming in the Former City of York (Part 1)

    This report demonstrates the over-whelming and long-standing need for a community recreation centre, where youth in the former City of York can access a safe and inclusive space to participate in and develop youth-driven empowering programming.

  • me (re)making ME: Community Arts in Community Health

    This project was initiated by SKETCH Working Arts to evaluate together with its youth participants and the Central Toronto Community Health Centre, the value and impact of bringing the arts into non arts settings.

Resource Kits

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Resource kits are great.

  • Pro Homo

    A Collection of Resources and Tools For Challenging Homophobia and Transphobia in Community Organizing

    In working to understand and challenge homophobia, it is important to also explore the roots of homophobia within diverse cultural groups, norms, and traditions. It is so important to learn about and understand the context through which homophobic attitudes may have originated and/or why they continue to hold weight in given communities, rather than to make assumptions about the overall tolerance or prejudice of a people or culture.

  • Directory of Emerging Facilitators

    The emerging facilitators in this directory have received facilitation training through Art of Facilitation 101, a 5-session training program organized by ArtReach Toronto, Nia Centre for the Arts, and AVNU.

    Topics covered in Art of Facilitation include: best practices in facilitation, inclusive and equitable practices, creating and maintaining safe spaces for marginalized young people, presentation techniques and using multimedia, and program organization/planning.

    If you regularly host workshops, programs, and other events, use this directory to connect with fresh new facilitators who are motivated to build their facilitation experience.

  • The KIT: A Manual by Youth to Combat Racism Through Education

    The KIT came together through a national project of the United Nations Association in Canada called the youth Forums Against Racism. Around 100 youth between 14-26 participated in a series or regional forums held from May – July 2001 across Canada. The KIT is an amalgamation of three complementary sections, all addressing racism: information, tools, and resources.

  • Models of Youth Work

    This toolkit outlines five models of youth work: unincorporated groups (youth organizers); incorporated nonprofit organizations; charitable organizations; intermediary organizations; and social enterprise. This toolkit was created by Andrea Zammit and Alana Lowe with special contributions by Grassroots Youth Collaborative.