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November, 2012

Video: Building on Failure: Learning When Things Go Wrong

In this webinar, Ashley Good provides an overview of how to “fail forward”, an approach that is grounded in years of generating failure reports with Engineers Without Borders Canada. Dr. Natasha Blanchet-Cohen highlights some failures (and lessons learned) related to a pan-Canadian youth engagement initiative called YouthScape.

Tags: John Cawley, Engaging Youth

November 1, 2010

Report: How Funders are Supporting Social Innovation: Three Examples from the Youth Sector

by John Cawley, Arti Freeman, and Violetta Ilkiw

A multi-foundation collaborative piece on funder support of youth-led organizations. Includes a segment on the use of developmental evaluation in the Foundation's initiative, YouthScape. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Innovation, Inclusion, Engaging Youth, John Cawley

September 2010

Report: YouthScape: A Funder's Perspective

by John Cawley

Based on a funder's experience, this paper discusses the design, implementation and evaluation of a complex, emerging initiative (YouthScape). It explores the diversity of strategies – healing, empowering, engaging, and organizing – that community organizations can adopt for involving marginalized young people in community development activities.

Tags: Inclusion, John Cawley, Engaging Youth

December 2009

Report: A Dialogue - Free the Children: Final Reflections and our Reply

Youth empowerment and leadership service, Volunteer Now!, reflects on their organization with a reply from the Foundation.

Tags: Inclusion, Grantee reports, Engaging Youth, John Cawley

November 2009

Report: A Dialogue - Sport Matters Group: 2009 Progress Report and our Reply

Reflections on Sport Matters Group, a group who collaborates to advance sport and public policy, with a reply from the Foundation.

Tags: Resilience, John Cawley, Inclusion, Grantee reports, Sport for Development

September 2007

Report: Community Service-Learning: Reflections from the Foundation

The Foundation reflects on Community Service-Learning, an educational approach integrating community service with intentional learning activities.

Tags: Engaging Youth, Community Service-Learning, John Cawley

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