Resources & Research

This page contains resources, links, pdf’s etc. created both by the Children and Youth Planning Table and partner organizations.

CYPT Resources
Children and Youth in Waterloo Region: A Demographic Profile
Children and Youth in Waterloo Region: A Demographic Profile

This profile provides a description of the demographics of children and youth, and their families, in Waterloo Region.

CYPT Collective Impact Recommendation Working Group Final Recommendations
CYPT Collective Impact Recommendation Working Group Final Recommendations

The Working Group’s objective was to produce a recommendation for the Children and Youth Planning Table on a priority area of focus for Collective Impact.

Interconnected Problem Map
Interconnected Problem Map

This report outlines the connections between obstacles to moving the needle on child and youth wellbeing in Waterloo Region in six priority areas.

Problem Mapping Session Summary Report
Problem Mapping Session Summary Report

This report summarizes the work done at the June 12th Children and Youth Planning Table meeting, looking at the interconnections of six priority areas and what prevents us from moving the needle in these areas.

A Snapshot of Child and Youth Wellbeing in Waterloo Region
A Snapshot of Child and Youth Wellbeing in Waterloo Region

This report provides a snapshot of child and youth wellbeing in Waterloo Region, across the Six Shared Goals.

Children and Youth Planning Table 2017 Annual Update
Children and Youth Planning Table 2017 Annual Update

An update about the membership of the Children and Youth Planning Table and the work we’ve done in 2017.

Shared Foundation for Practice
Shared Foundation for Practice

The Shared Foundation for Practice provides a common foundation for how members work with children, youth and families and each other.

Child Wellbeing Dashboard
Child Wellbeing Dashboard

The Child Wellbeing Dashboard is an online platform housing data on indicators of child wellbeing in Waterloo Region. The Dashboard will be updated in 2018.

Partner Resources
5 Cycles of the EDI
5 Cycles of the EDI

A look at 5 cycles of Early Development Instrument results in Waterloo Region and across Ontario.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT 3.0 AN EVOLVING FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE
COLLECTIVE IMPACT 3.0 AN EVOLVING FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE

Collective Impact 3.0.  An evolving framework for community change by Mark Cabaj and Liz Weaver

Conversations of Substance
Conversations of Substance

Conversations of Substance: Youth in Waterloo Region on issues of substance use. This report was prepared for Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC)

EDI Summary Report
EDI Summary Report

The Early Development Instrument results for 2018. A snapshot of children’s developmental health at school entry for Senior Kindergarten Students in Waterloo Region and across Ontario for the 2017/2018 school year.

Mapping Moving Trains
Mapping Moving Trains

Report of the September 7, 2016 Waterloo Region Convening

Raising Canada. Economic commentary on Raising Canada: A case for investing in children
Raising Canada. Economic commentary on Raising Canada: A case for investing in children

This report provides an economic commentary on raising Canada: a case for investing in children

UNICEF’s Oh Canada! Our Kids Deserve Better
UNICEF’s Oh Canada! Our Kids Deserve Better

This Canadian Companion to UNICEF’s Report Card 14, UNICEF Canada shows that Canada ranks 25th out of 41 countries for child wellbeing.

UNICEF’s My Cat Makes Me Happy
UNICEF’s My Cat Makes Me Happy

UNICEF Canada outlines the findings learned directly from youth what wellbeing means to them, and to gain a better sense about what it’s like to grow up in Canada.

Planning Collaboratives
Planning Collaboratives

Planning Collaboratives: Learnings to Support Integrated Planning and Considerations for Municipalities. A study by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

How Dashboards Can Help Cities Improve Early Childhood Development
How Dashboards Can Help Cities Improve Early Childhood Development

Explores how dashboards can promote collaboration & better decision-making. Highlights our Child Wellbeing Dashboard.

Community Fit for Children
Community Fit for Children

A Community Fit for Children contains comprehensive information related to the wellbeing of young children and families in Waterloo Region.

OEYCFC Needs Assessment and Initial Plan
OEYCFC Needs Assessment and Initial Plan

A needs assessment and initial plan for Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres, prepared by the Region of Waterloo, Children’s Services

Parenting Now
Parenting Now

Parenting Now is a website for parents and those who care about kids.

Waterloo Region Focus on Youth 2018
Waterloo Region Focus on Youth 2018

This presentation outlines the organizations in Waterloo Region that focus on youth as part of their strategic plans.

Perceptions of Youth Health in Waterloo Region
Perceptions of Youth Health in Waterloo Region

A summary of findings from focus groups conducted with youth about their health.