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Tips on how to support autonomy within a youth sport program

Posted by Mandisa Lau on May 27, 2021

Imagine this: it is finally the start of a new school year, and you are super excited to be on the same soccer team as your friend. Despite your efforts to keep you and your friend together, the coach has decided to separate you two into different drills. When was the last time you felt in control of your sport? When was the last time your coach asked for your opinion during a practice or game?

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A Young Student’s Guide to Partnering with Community-Based Organizations

Posted by Ashley Romano on May 26, 2021

Fall 2020 -- my last year as an undergraduate and simultaneously my first semester completely online. Not to mention, my first virtual placement with an established community-based organization – Ability Online-  with the goal of developing my first program evaluation… suffice to say, it was a bit of an overwhelming time.  

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Being Adult Allies to a Courageous Generation

Posted by Sarah Precious on April 29, 2021

There have been many important articles written about how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of our youth. Statistical data reports, youth-led articles, parent editorials and social media that has been sharing the youth story with the world since March 2020.

What we can’t lose sight of, is how we as adult ally’s, can actively hold space and come alongside youth in support. Allies, who are ready to partner with youth in this difficult time.

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CBYF is Engaging Northern Youth

Posted by Vanessa and Kamryn on April 15, 2021

We work on a project called Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF), based out of Whitehorse, Yukon. The project is going into its second year. Our Partnership Table decided to include youth differently by hiring six youth as CBYF Interns. As interns, we work with our project manager to complete research and tasks within the project. CBYF hired us in November, and since then, we have concluded a weekend of training, contributed to partnership meetings on a bi-weekly basis and have completed a research project.

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Youth Loneliness: Is it a youth problem or a community problem?

Posted by Heather Keam on March 31, 2021

Pre-COVID, there was growing evidence that loneliness was becoming a problem across all populations across Canada. It was being recognized as a public health issue.

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Announcing the 2020/21 CBYF Community Innovation Fund Recipients

Posted by Nathalie Blanchet on February 8, 2021

Tamarack Institute is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020-21 Communities Building Youth Futures Community Innovation Fund. Tamarack and Government of Canada’s Learning Branch through the Goal Getters program, have implemented Communities Building Youth Futures to develop system-wide solutions for youth as they build and act upon plans for their future. The Community Innovation Fund is an opportunity for member communities to experiment and develop new models and local efforts, that are not covered by other grants or funding streams, which support youth in the community.

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