Building youth resilience and well-being

Using evidence to inform the City of Toronto’s programming for vulnerable young people

The City of Toronto offers a suite of programs to serve the needs of vulnerable youth by addressing the root causes of violence and the barriers some young people face. Blueprint is supporting the City of Toronto’s efforts by using data and evidence to ensure that the programs are having a positive impact on the lives of young people, and to identify opportunities for strengthening existing programs and services.

Blueprint is supporting the efforts of the City of Toronto’s Youth Development Unit in designing and delivering programs targeted to youth who are most vulnerable to involvement in serious crime. We are developing a monitoring and evaluation strategy for eight programs that seek to improve opportunities for young people, and for the Youth Development Unit as a whole.

Our team is conducting evaluation assessments, identifying gaps and opportunities in service delivery and developing a multi-year strategic monitoring and evaluation plan that will provide the data and evidence necessary to make ongoing improvements and target investments to areas of highest need. The plans will identify relevant outcomes and indicators, appropriate data-collection tools, infrastructure requirements and processes for ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities.

Blueprint’s efforts will provide a strong evidence base to guide the future work of the Youth Development Unit and improve the lives of the city’s most vulnerable young people.

The City of Toronto offers a suite of programs to serve the needs of vulnerable youth by addressing the root causes of violence and the barriers some young people face. Blueprint is supporting the City of Toronto’s efforts by using data and evidence to ensure that the programs are having a positive impact on the lives of young people, and to identify opportunities for strengthening existing programs and services.

Blueprint is supporting the efforts of the City of Toronto’s Youth Development Unit in designing and delivering programs targeted to youth who are most vulnerable to involvement in serious crime. We are developing a monitoring and evaluation strategy for eight programs that seek to improve opportunities for young people, and for the Youth Development Unit as a whole.

Our team is conducting evaluation assessments, identifying gaps and opportunities in service delivery and developing a multi-year strategic monitoring and evaluation plan that will provide the data and evidence necessary to make ongoing improvements and target investments to areas of highest need. The plans will identify relevant outcomes and indicators, appropriate data-collection tools, infrastructure requirements and processes for ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities.

Blueprint’s efforts will provide a strong evidence base to guide the future work of the Youth Development Unit and improve the lives of the city’s most vulnerable young people.

The Papers

November 19, 2021

Use of Technology and Tools in Responsive Career Pathways

The role and use of technologies that help individuals and career practitioners navigate career pathways are rapidly evolving. This paper outlines potential ways responsive career pathways can be enabled by technology.

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November 25, 2021

The Role of Employers in Responsive Career Pathways

Employers are critical in establishing more responsive career pathways for Canadians. This paper outlines some of the challenges and opportunities employers are facing related to the future of work and skills.

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November 19, 2021

A Roadmap for Change: Building Responsive Career Pathways in a Post-Pandemic World

This paper offers considerations for strengthening and aligning our careers and employment systems to better serve Canadians across their career trajectory.

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November 19, 2021

The Career Development Profession in Canada and the Emergence of Online/Multi-Modal Practice Delivery

Career development practitioners have a critical role to play in helping Canadians prepare for the future of work. This paper tackles questions about the role of career development practitioners and the evolution of their practice.

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November 19, 2021

Labour Market Information in Responsive Career Pathways

Finding ways to make labour market information accessible and useful for service providers and individuals is key for creating more responsive career pathways.

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November 17, 2021

Glossary of Terms

This document provides consistent definitions for the terms that are applied across all of the research papers for the Responsive Career Pathways initiative.

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November 25, 2021

Navigating Canada’s Messy Education and Training Marketplace for Career-Focused Learning

Adult learners have to navigate an increasingly diverse, fragmented and complex education and training marketplace. This paper assesses options helping Canadian learners navigate their education and learning choices.

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November 30, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Responsive Career Pathways

The path to accessing career guidance is challenging for racialized people, women and newcomers to Canada. This paper offers opportunities to strengthen our publicly-funded employment systems to effectively address labour market inequity.

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November 19, 2021

Applying Behavioural Insights to Career Guidance

Offering forward-looking, customized, high-quality and accessible career guidance to a wide range of Canadians is possible. This paper identifies behavioural and motivational barriers to accessing career guidance and offers a promising path ahead.

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November 25, 2021

Breaking Down Barriers to Career Development

Career guidance systems could be designed with a whole-of-person lens. This paper considers promising practices in breaking down barriers to career guidance for Canadians.

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