YorkU receives $3.75 M for youth services program

December 3, 2014

York University has received a commitment of $3.75 M over 2.5 years from the Ontario government to fund the new “Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange” program. The Exchange will work to help achieve outcomes for youth in 7 areas: health and wellness; strong, supportive friends and family; education, training, and apprenticeships; employment and entrepreneurship; diversity, social inclusion, and safety; and civic engagement and youth leadership. Carleton University, King’s University College, Lakehead University, and Laurentian University are also collaborating on the project, as well as several community organizations. “We are looking forward to making research and evaluation more readily accessible and useable to groups working with youth across Ontario, especially groups that work with vulnerable youth,” said Academic Director Uzo Anucha. YorkU News Release