In 2016, Wellesley Institute embarked on a journey to investigate how youth in Ontario could
have the best chance to reach their potential. The motivation behind this was the fact that not
all children and youth receive the supports they need to get a fair shot in life – especially not
racialized, Indigenous, immigrant or low-income youth. When youth are supported to reach
their full potential the economy improves, crime rates go down and our communities grow
This report summarizes what we found and demonstrates the need for change in each of
the communities but also their strengths and their engagement. This foundational work
indicates that adopting Supports for Success could improve the lives of all children, families
and youth especially those most vulnerable.
Watch our summary video now. Download the report below.