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Message not delivered: the myth of apathetic youth and the importance of contact in political participation
In this report, Samara Canada compares political participation and contact rates between citizens and Canadian political leaders across three age groups.
In this guest blog for Samara, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of including citizenship skills in the curriculum.
In a discussion about developing measurement and assessment tools for the Measuring What Matters domains, a group of Canadian measurement experts identified several factors to consider.
This article examines the factors that can influence a student's ability to learn. Many of these factors are health-related, and include hunger, poor vision, lack of connectedness, and exposure to violence.
According to UNESCO, developing citizenship skills in young people is one of the keys to ensuring a sustainable future.
In Nova Scotia, Quebec, PEI and BC, schools are participating in a new way to keep track of students’ physical and mental health.
This research brief from Public Health England discusses the critical role that students' social emotional health plays in their school success and the role schools in supporting social emotional learning for students.
A Finnish research study found that young boys who are physically active tend to have better academic achievements. Boys who reported higher levels of physical activity during recess had better reading skills than less active…
This action plan summarizes the perspectives of over 175 Indigenous youth, brought together by the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth to share their stories, life experiences, and hopes for the future.