Youth

COVID-19 as catalyst for increased collaboration and innovation in Canadian universities

Given the projected pace of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it now seems almost certain that university programs in Canada will be offered almost entirely by remote means of instruction during the fall semester of the coming academic year, at minimum. With start-up financial support from the McConnell Foundation, several leading Canadian universities have formed […]

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Art as an agent of transformation for youth — Interview with Phyllis Novak and Rudy Ruttiman of Sketch

SKETCH, based in Toronto, is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, who navigate poverty, or live homeless or on the margins. The ultimate goals are to transform lives and communities. This interview with founding artistic director, Phyllis Novak, and executive director, Rudy Ruttiman, has been edited for length and readability. Can […]

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