March 5, 2018

Understanding NEET youth in Ontario

Blueprint is leading a research project to better understand the needs and circumstances of Ontario youth who are not in employment, education or training.

The rate of young people in Ontario who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) has remained stable over the last decade, despite increases in graduation and employment rates. At the same time, we have little evidence about the needs, characteristics and impacts of this group.

Blueprint is leading a project, supported by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, to gain a deeper understanding of NEET youth. The project has two main objectives: to understand the economic impact of NEET youth in Ontario; and to gain a deeper understanding of their characteristics and the circumstances they face. Addressing these objectives will help establish an evidence base that can be used to inform the design of programs and initiatives aimed at supporting NEET youth.

For this project, Blueprint has partnered with United Way Greater Toronto and Public Interest. We also have partnered with two academic experts based at the University of Toronto, Dr. Kory Kroft and Dr. Scott Davies.

Click here to read more about this project.