How do we write in a way that is appealing to youth? How do we get them to pay attention?
As much as I think we can all learn a lot to make our writing more accessible, I think first, we need a gut check on who’s doing the writing anyway.Read More
In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.
If there is one thing many of us can agree on, it’s that COVID-19 brought a tidal wave of disruptions for young people across Canada. However, there are signs that the tides are turning, and this presents a critical moment. How might we re-envision youth engagement as an opportunity to work alongside youth to create a hopeful, post-pandemic future?Read More
I came to community change work as a young person with lived experience. I wanted to find community where my peers and other young people felt empowered and heard. I wanted to see youth as leaders and young people given the space to create and innovate. I came to community change work to ignite a shift in how lived experienced is viewed, from less than, to being valuable expertise.Read More
The following speaks to why I feel it’s important to involve youth in the process of making anything for youth and how there is a gap in creating a space for that to happen.
If you are not me, how can you know what I want or need?
I have found the meaningfulness of being asked the simple question of trying to know what I want or what I need to be diluted as the target audience shifts from me to we. Too often have I felt my own voice get watered down amongst the masses. Sometimes to the point where I am no longer motivated in participating in such efforts to include my two cents in a census.Read More
The Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM), is a connector, collaborator, thought leader and solution-driven organization. Our goal is to support, innovate and drive change for better mental health. Through our own in-house services, we design programs around the needs of our clients - people with complex mental health needs and their support circles.Read More
Tamarack Institute’s Communities Building Youth Futures is proud to announce the recipients of our 2019-2020 Community Innovation Fund. See below for a full list of funding recipients, including project descriptions. Read More