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Shaping Our World

Jul 9, 2021

Loneliness is something we typically find adults suffering with, but as we adopt more and more online ways of relating and socializing, it's introducing areas where our kids experience loneliness. Youth expert, Brett Ullman dives into this issue on today's episode and how we, as parents and youth workers can help battle...


Jun 25, 2021

It's a time when kids are seeking more independence and starting to define who they are choosing to influence them through their formative teen years. There aren't many experts who look at this unique time in young people's lives, but today's guest, Rachel Naud, has made a career of sourcing great resources and...


Jun 3, 2021

Shauna Barnes has had decades of experience working with young people in educational settings and in particular where she has served as a high school guidance counsellor. 

She speaks about the numbness young people today feel as they experience life through social media apps and how you can find moments of influence for...


May 28, 2021

Orlando Bowen is a former professional athlete, community advocate and inspirational speaker. His heart specifically lies in working with young people. He speaks holistically about helping young people truly engage with their community - including their peers and those who are both older and younger than them.  


May 14, 2021

It's no secret youth development doesn't have a one-size-fits-all solution. But what about kids that have autism? On today's episode, Chris speaks with Erin Butler, a behaviour therapist and specialist in working with students with autism with the Toronto District School Board.