Our Centre of Excellence includes an "open-door" policy for organizations interested in collaborating on authentic youth engagement. Here is the growing partnership of our Centre.

Brock University Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research brings together in a central location 62 faculty members from all seven of Brock's Faculties, and more than 40 not-for-profit community organizations, to study human development from early childhood to old age.

The City of Vancouver's Youth Outreach Team (www.vancouveryouth.ca) is a group of young adults that work within the Social Planning Department for the City of Vancouver. The role of the YOT is to provide opportunities for Vancouver youth to be engaged in policy development, consultations, and municipal decision-making.

La Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF) exists in order to unite Francophone youth living outside of Quebec and to insure that their development is healthy. It aims to improve the quality of life of youth in all aspects (economic, cultural, educational) by emphasizing language issues.

St. Mary's University (Department of Psychology) has a research focus on cultural identity and youth engagement, adolescent ethnic identity development, and political behavior among linguistic minorities.

Tiny Giant Magazine / The Students Commission (TG/SC) ( www.studentscommission.ca ) is a diverse, global-minded organization that is run by youth for youth, in partnership with adults, across Canada. We strive to create opportunities for empowerment through innovative and educational processes and products.

Youth Launch is an initiative of the Saskatoon Action Circle on Youth Sexuality. We are a dynamic network of skilled youth facilitators and adult partners promoting positive youth development with emphasis on sexual health, cultural competence, effective youth-adult partnerships and facilitating youth voice to decision-making on policy.

Youth Net / Réseau Ado (YN/RA) ( www.youthnet.on.ca ) is a grassroots youth-run and youth-created mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention program. We work to develop strategies for making current mental health services more youth friendly and empowering and to assist youth requiring help to develop connections with a safety net of youth-friendly professionals.   Youth Net / Réseau Ado is a program of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa.


Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYME) (www.rymeyouth.com) is a research group based at Simon Fraser University and the University of Western Ontario. Current projects are investigating youth engagement in music and youth participatory inquiry in music. RYME is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier University’s Community Psychology Program is based on a philosophy of equality, social justice, peace and sustainability. At the heart of its vision is respect for cultural diversity, that is, differences and similarities in gender, sexual orientation, religious or ethnic background, class, age and ability.

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) ( www.cheo.on.ca ) is a regional paediatric care and teaching facility affiliated with the University of Ottawa Health Sciences Centre. In addition to providing quality health services, part of CHEO’s mandate is to foster ongoing research in health-related fields.

TakingITGlobal (www.TakingITGlobal.org)
TakingITGlobal is an international organization - led by youth and empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal connects youth around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities.

YMCA (www.ymca.ca)

The University of Victoria's School of Child and Youth Care (www.cyc.uvic.ca) provides education, training, professional development and research for the care and support of children, youth, families and their communities. The work of the School of Child and Youth Care is grounded in the principles of inclusion, social justice and ethical practice.


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