There is a common sentiment that the children and youth of today face significantly different and more complex challenges than children in the past. In part, this is a result of changing social, economic, and community environments that pose new challenges for youth development and well-being. Many families are experiencing stretched resources, schools have a greater responsibility to socialize students, and communities are expected to respond to a more diverse and complex population. Just as today’s children and youth are forced to adapt to new and changing social environments, we have a responsibility to evolve and adapt our programs and policies to meet their needs and promote healthy development. TNC is committed to being a part of this process.
TNC has worked with many organizations that serve children and youth, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, YMCA of Canada, YWCA of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, the Hallman Foundation, and many more. Projects have ranged from small focused program evaluations to the development of national strategies and programs. While our specific projects vary, our approach to our work is consistent. We engage youth in addressing the challenges that affect their lives, we build on good work already happening for children and youth, and create resources and tools that lead to action.