RESOURCES + PROJECTS
Our Democracy Framework outlines our 5 pillars for a healthy democracy.
As the organization looks ahead to the next 5 years of growth and youth engagement, the results of this study paint an exciting picture of the long-term impact of RISE, and its emerging potential to have a significant & measurable impact on the lives of young Canadians. This report could not have been possible without the collaboration of our incredible C1-C4 alumni community, who graciously gave us their time and energy to recount their RISE experience and how it affected their personal and professional trajectories.
Are you the egalitarian idealist, the hustling hedonist, or the earnest striver? They're three of the seven new social values groups we're excited to present to you in Part 2 of our follow-up to the 2016 Millennials Social Values Report! Our research in partnership with the Environics Institute organizes leading edge Gen Zs into these social values groups, just like we did with Millennial Canadians all those years ago. Take a look at what makes up and coming youth tick.
Good news everyone! The number of young Canadians interested in news and politics is going up! In a partnership with Abacus Data, we surveyed thousands of youth from across the country to see how much they're reading the news, where they're getting their info and how often they come across misinformation.
In the first in a series following up on our 2016 report on Millennials and their values, we once again partnered with Environics to learn about Millennials and their thoughts and feelings, now five years later. This time, we also heard from leading edge Gen-Zers (18-24 year olds). These two groups make up 40% of all Canadians.
Together We Rise (2020) highlights the changing modes of civic and political participation in Canada. In it, we are proposing a new framework called Youth-Led Democratic Innovation, sharing learnings from our RISE Program as a case study, and are offering recommendations for organizations and governments on how to more meaningfully engage youth.
The Canadian Millennials Social Values Study reveals a diverse population when it comes to Canada’s millennial cohort (those born between 1980 and 1995). The innovative study based its findings not only on demographic data like age, location, and socio economic factors, but also took into account millennials’ diverse social value systems.
Can you spot the real news from the fake news? Disinformation and misinformation campaigns have come to the forefront in recent years, eroding the trust between citizens, the government, the media and other institutions that's needed to ensure we have a strong, functioning democracy. Learn and share these tools and tips to keep you ahead of the game.
Canadian Millennials are the most diverse population in our country's history and represent on average one person in four. Take a minute to think about that. With support from the Laidlaw Foundation, we developed this report to provide municipalities with practical tools to increase and support youth engagement.