Hart House University of Toronto and Delegation

  • By Team #C2UExpo
  • 19 Apr, 2017

Written by Ashley Gibson (University of Guelph, ON). Ashley is part of the Community Jam Students Program. 

Photo taken from  http://harthouse.ca

The Hart House University of Toronto, the Faculty of Kinesiology at UofT, and several community organizations including the Native Child and Family Centre, the Boys and Girls Club, The 519 Community Centre, and the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation– in combining the resources and skills of these organizations through partnership, they have worked together to include youth voices in post-secondary spaces. These organizations will be bringing their partnership to the C2UExpo 2017 Community Jam.

Physical activity and recreational activities are used to promote participation and gain insight on the challenges and opportunities youth face in access to education. What makes this initiative unique is its focus on the co-creation and delivery of research and programming between delegation partners and youth. This works as a bottom-up initiative in creating an engaged body of youths who can advocate for their own educational experiences and share in the development of better educational experience in the future for themselves and others.

Through these collaborative efforts many different voices, strengths and experiences of youths are included in the research process and this provides programmatic results that are often very insightful, new and nuanced. This strategy is a useful and practical attempt to help youth understand their role in education as actors and to help them develop their ability, knowledge and confidence to participate and shape future educational programs that may be more effective and purposeful to youth’s goals and needs.

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