Supporting Youth Transitions: Respecting Dignity, Fulfilling Dreams

Supporting Youth Transitions: Respecting Dignity, Fulfilling Dreams

This project was conducted by four Community Living organizations in southern Ontario (Stratford and Area, Guelph and Wellington, Cambridge, and Owen Sound and District) in collaboration with the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute. These reports and infographics share the findings of research exploring the priorities, decisions and dreams of young people transitioning from Children’s Services to Adult Developmental Services; and the capacity of existing services to fully support these youth. They include a series of policy and practice recommendations aimed at better addressing needs moving forward.

Read the reports or infographics for more information about this project and our findings:

  • The Policy Report and accompanying Policy Infographic are aimed at policy-makers. 
  • The Education Report and accompanying infographics are aimed at community stakeholders working with youth. The infographics have been tailored to the four communities participating in the project: Cambridge Infographic, Guelph Infographic, Stratford and Area Infographic, Owen Sound Infographic. 

These products were shared with a wide range of stakeholders, including partner organizations and policy-makers, at a launch event in November 2019.

In March 2020, Elizabeth Jackson (Director, CESI) and Sara Ropp (Manager of Support Services, Community Living Stratford) discussed their collaborative research process in a webinar hosted by Community-Based Research Canada.

Jess Notwell, Ashley Garner, Linda Hill, Lourdes Toro, Debb Young, Joanne Young, Emily Farrell
Project Partner(s): 
Community Living Stratford and Area
Community Living Guelph and Wellington
Community Living Cambridge
Community Living Owen Sound and District