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Read on for blog posts on a wide variety of youth engagement topics.
In this post, Leslie Yorke responds, using poetry, to a popular idea about “great leadership.”
This podcast series focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in the Nova Scotian Workforce. It is conducted through conversations hosted by CEI Youth Research and Engagement Intern May Lawless with 2SLGBTQ+ youth employees as well as employers and business owners in Nova Scotia.
The CEI’s Youth Advisory Group came together to create art based on what they felt was most significant about youth engagement. View the art here.
The CEI Youth Advisory Group formed in fall 2021 to inform the development of the CEI Youth Engagement Framework. In this piece, read about the processes that helped make the group a success.
In April 2022, the CEI’s Youth Advisory Group came together in conversation to discuss what they think the future of work should look like, and how we might be able to get there. These are their thoughts.
Proud Pairs is a one-on-one mentorship program connecting 2SLGBTQ+ youth and 2SLGBTQ+ adults in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
In this post, explore a series of graphics created by CEI Youth Advisory Group member Westin about how to be an ally in the workplace.
In this post, hear from CEI Youth Advisory Group member Westin about what he as a young person needs in order to feel valued in the workplace.
In this post, CEI Youth Advisory Group member Sydney offers a brief infographic about trauma-informed practices in the workplace.
Learn about tokenism, and how to avoid it, in this piece by CEI Youth Advisory Group member Stacie.
Making Space to Learn from Each Other: A Youth-Focused Community of Practice for Career Development Professionals
On September 1, 2021, TEAM Work Cooperative and the Centre for Employment Innovation launched a Youth-Focused Community of Practice (YF-CoP) for career development professionals in Nova Scotia—here’s what we’ve learned.
CEI Youth Advisory Group member Patrick created this infographic for employers, to summarize the benefits of having youth in the workplace.
In this piece, CEI Youth Advisory Group members Brennah and Matt interview the founders of four youth-led businesses: Noel and Co, Frenter, Eggcitables, and Liven Protein.
In this piece, hear from CEI Youth Advisory Group member Laura about how to support inclusive dress codes within your workplace.
The Pathy Foundation Fellowship is a community-focused experiential learning program designed to optimize the personal and professional growth of young change-makers.
Having a supportive and flexible workplace is crucial to the promotion of lifelong learning, and to the success of professional development or further education opportunities that arise for young people. In this piece, hear the perspective of one of the CEI’s Youth Advisory Group members, Jessie.
There is so much to say about autism, because it presents differently in everyone. Throughout this piece, you will find an introduction to how to support employees with autism, as well as links to resources and organizations that go more into detail, put together by CEI Youth Advisory Group member Jane.
Learn about the different types of sensory needs a young person may have in the workplace from CEI Youth Advisory Group member Jane.
Brennah and Isabella, two CEI Youth Advisory Group members, share their top-ten list of ways to make workplaces inclusive.
CEI Well-Being Series, Panel #3: Building Intentional Spaces to Foster the Mental Health of Young Professionals in the Workplace
This panel hosted on May 18, 2022, discusses how our workplaces can better respond to mental health struggles, address stigma, and proactively create spaces that foster sustainable habits and promote positive well-being.
CEI Well-Being Series, Panel #1: Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Young Professionals in an Online Work Environment
This panel, hosted by the CEI on March 23, 2022, discusses the unique challenges that young professionals face while working online, and how employers can best support them through those challenges.
CEI Well-Being Series, Panel #2: Supporting the Wellbeing of Young Professionals Through the Transition from Post-Secondary Education to the Workplace
This panel hosted on April 14, 2022, discusses the challenges that come with the transition from post-secondary to the workforce, and how employers and career development professionals can better support young professionals as they learn to navigate the world of work.
Explore a database of organizations that offer diversity and inclusion awareness trainings.
In response to a lack of youth-friendly spaces, Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) in Digby created Digby and Area Youth Space (DAYS), created, implemented, and run by youth.