Four Pillars: Respect Listen Understand Communicate

Understanding Contexts of Youth-Adult Partnerships

The "Understanding Contexts of Youth-Adult Partnerships" project is an opportunity developed by youth, community-based organizations and academic researchers to understand the ways in which adults partner with young people in contexts that are typically based upon unbalanced asymmetrical relationships.


Context: the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood

Asymmetrical: having parts or aspects which are not equal or equivalent: the asymmetrical relationship between a landlord and a tenant

- oxforddictionaries.com

This project website is intended for our partners as a resource to access resources and tools, build connections with other partners, and share what we are learning.

This project is coordinated by the Students Commission (lead organization to the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement), a national, charitable youth organization that works to provide, promote and support opportunities for young people from all walks of life to become meaningfully engaged in issues that directly affect them, their peers and their communities. Young people and adults work in a setting that operates under our Four Pillars: Respect, Listen, Understand, Communicate.

If you want to know more about the Understanding Contexts of Youth-Adult Partnerships project, please contact Nishad Khanna at nish@tgmag.ca.


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