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Burn: Lighting Fires for Social Justice and Social Change!
April 22, 2014 - Our Second Annual Spring Festival of Learning celebrates our 2013-2014 NOISE fellows and shares lessons from their collaborative social action projects. Burn: Lighting Fires for Social Justice and fonts Social Change features an opening address from City Councillor Anthony Perruzza; a keynote address from Aboriginal Youth Ambassador of Canada and Education Equity Activist Chelsea Jane Edwards replica watches ; and closing remarks from mayoral candidate (and the City of Toronto's first Child and Youth Advocate) Olivia Chow. Check out the complete program and agenda.

ACT for Youth Researcher Wins Lincoln M. Alexander Award
January 21, 2014 - Talisha Ramsaroop, a fourth-year Sociology student and ACT for Youth researcher, has won the prestigious Lincoln M. Alexander Award for her work as a mentor for students battling racial stereotypes in Toronto's urban core. Ramsaroop was presented with her certificate and award for the community category by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David Onley, at an awards presentation at Queen's Park.

ACT for Youth and FYI Researchers Present at NEET Forum
Fall 2013 - ACT for Youth and For Youth Initiative (FYI) researchers presented together at a call-to-action forum entitled Out Of School/Out Of Work: Reconnecting Youth Not Engaged in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

Rebecca Houwer Receives MITACS Fellowship
Summer 2013 - Under the supervision of ACT for Youth Principal Investigator Uzo Anucha, and with the support of community partner For Youth Initiative, Rebecca Houwer received a fellowship from the Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Fake watches Program. Download the resulting report, Changing leaders, leading change: A leadership development model for marginalized youth in urban communities

Joint Report Submitted to Youth Anti-Violence Task Force
August 24, 2012 - ACT for Youth and For Youth Initiative submitted a joint report to the Youth Anti-Violence Task Force advocating for a collective approach between government, private sector, community/social service agencies, and city/faith leaders to effectively address the root causes of youth violence.