Lawson Foundation’s latest impact area was created in response to concern about young people’s increasingly restricted and inequitable access to nature, as well as recognition of the interconnections between youth development and healthy environments. The Foundation has selected ten projects from across Canada for funding, all of which will address a double ‘bottom line’: to strengthen youth leadership & civic engagement and to encourage connection to nature & environmental action.
Lawson Foundation is interested in understanding how best to support its Youth and the Environment grantees through grant-making, convening, and connecting, and how to maximize its impact in terms of youth engagement and leadership, exposure to nature, and environmental action. SRDC is helping to develop this understanding through a developmental evaluation of the experiences and outcomes of the youth cohort. We are also helping to build youth leaders’ capacity for evaluation and leadership through co-creation of an evaluation toolkit.
Published: September 2022
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strategic Program Review
Policy Area: Health - Population Health, Youth Development and Inclusion