Youth Excel Ontario
First Ontario Roundtable: Youth Health Action Roundtable: Priorities for Ontario (Apr. 15, 2010)
The purpose of this first roundtable event was to articulate Ontario priorities for youth health (physical activity, tobacco control and healthy eating) to inform the Comprehensive School Health National Roundtable in May, 2010. Specifically, the objectives of the roundtable were to:
Participants included 36 representatives from policy, practice, and research sectors (health, education and other disciplines). View the full meeting report.
Publication of the Ontario Youth Situational Assessment (Feb. 2011)This report was published as a result of the recommendations from the April 15, 2010, Roundtable Report (priority #3). The report provides a snapshot of the (at the time) present - an overview of the state of Ontario youth tobacco use, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and healthy eating. Further, it identified existing sources of information, and verified the lack of local youth health data in Ontario.
View selected highlights from the report.
Second Ontario Roundtable: Youth Population Health Assessment Roundtable: Recommendations for Moving Forward (Feb. 16-17, 2011)
Stakeholders were convened on February 16 and 17, 2011, in Toronto, as a follow-up to the first Roundtable held in April, 2010. This second roundtable focused on the top priority outlined from the April 2010 workshop: to develop a coordinated youth population health assessment system for Ontario with initial focus in the areas of tobacco use, physical activity and healthy eating.
Third Ontario Roundtable: A Conversation of Possibility (Nov. 2011)As part of the Youth Excel CLASP project, on November 21, 2011, a meeting entitled a "Conversation of Possibility" was co-hosted by Public Health Ontario and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo. At this meeting, key stakeholders (n=31) in youth health convened with a collective goal: to envision a collaborative system for youth population health assessment (ages 10 to 18) that will acknowledge what we are already doing well, inspire breakthroughs, generate new learning and ultimately enhance the impact at policy and program levels. From this day, a draft vision set of goals and strategy was developed.
The draft vision is available in the Youth Population Health Assessment Visioning Report.
Youth Population Health Assessment Visioning Webinar (Aug. 20, 2012)On August 20, 2012, Public Health Ontario hosted a webinar (conducted by Dr. Heather Manson, PHO, and Dr. Steve Manske, Propel) outlining the Youth Population Health Assessment Visioning Day and draft vision, goals and strategy that resulted from this consultative process. We solicited feedback on the draft vision, goals and strategy, through a survey distributed following this webinar, co-hosted by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact and Public Health Ontario. The purpose of this initiative was to help understand support for a multi-sectoral, collaborative approach to youth population health assessment and inform a summary report outlining recommendations for the youth population health assessment agenda going forward.
We hope that the Youth Population Health Assessment Visioning: Recommendations and Next Steps report helps to build interest, generate discussion and continue the momentum required in order to make this vision a reality.