Youth Network Chair 2.0 version9 October 2019
The Youth Network Chair (YRC) has just launched its new website. Maria-Eugenia Longo, Nicole Gallant and Julie-Anne Boudreau, three TRYSPACES researchers, are part of this new research network that focuses on the empowerment and development of young people in today’s society, themes that are very dear to the project.
The CRJ brings together the driving forces of youth research and intervention to meet the transversal and specific needs of Quebec’s Youth Policy 2030. The website that has just been set up, and which is being actively updated, reflects the four-pronged structure of the CRJ, each aimed at developing research and practices based on the interdependence between the needs, pathways, supports, spheres and life contexts of young people.
The website presents the 121 researchers, 14 centres, 7 partnerships and 19 research chairs, 52 social and government partners and youth groups that are mobilizing in this mission. Their activities are presented and past, present and future documentation on youth conditions is listed.
Enjoy your visit!
About the Youth Network Chair
The Youth Network Chair (JRC) “Paths to the autonomy and development of young people in a changing society” brings together the driving forces of research and intervention on youth in order to meet the transversal and specific needs of Quebec’s Youth Policy 2030. 121 researchers, 14 centres, 7 partnerships and 19 research chairs, 52 social and government partners and youth collectives gather there to develop research and practices based on the interdependence between young people’s needs, pathways, supports, spheres and life contexts. The CRJ considers that a change in practices and policies is complex in a context where the actors, each with a part of the solution to the problems, are interdependent. Our approach, which is resolutely participatory with partners and young people, aims at systemic transformations to promote the autonomy and personal, social and civic development of young people.
The Chair will thus engage in a process of co-construction with young people and partners in order to
produce scientific knowledge on the issues and problems affecting youth transitions in each sphere of life from a global and multidisciplinary perspective, using a life-course approach;
support the advancement of the intervention axes and objectives of the Youth Policy 2030 and the development of public actions, programmes and public services, through the co-production and complementarity of the knowledge of the various actors;
strengthen the linkage and synergy between scientific production, government actions, the intervention experiences of practice communities and young people themselves through collaborative, rigorous, culturally relevant and secure methodologies;
inform and guide intervention with young people by focusing on the effective transfer, mobilization and appropriation of knowledge by and towards stakeholders, allowing them to evolve in a forward-looking manner; 5) contribute to the national and international influence of research and public action with young people in Quebec, both by putting contexts into perspective and by modelling innovative interventions.
The Chair has four components: Health and Wellness; Education, Citizenship and Culture; Employment and Entrepreneurship; and Aboriginal Youth. These components are based on complementary approaches: global health, lifelong learning, occupational safety and the decolonisation of knowledge; and they are divided into 25 areas identifying specific research priorities and at the same time fundamentally transversal to our approach to life courses. Through the various research and mobilization activities and by youth collectives involved in all phases of the work, the CRJ will allow:
- improving data and public information
- the co-production of new knowledge;
- the development of fruitful collaboration networks between actors in the youth field;
- strengthening the capacity of stakeholders to act together in response to the diverse needs of Quebec’s youth;
- national and international sharing of knowledge, m