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Meeting the Needs of Rural Youth through Community Innovation: Development of the Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre from 2005 to 2013

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dc.contributor.advisor Lauzon, Al
dc.contributor.author Clark, Robin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-07T19:58:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-07T19:58:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-06
dc.date.created 2015-06-18
dc.date.issued 2015-07-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8944
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT MEETING THE NEEDS OF RURAL YOUTH THROUGH COMMUNITY INNOVATION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUSION YOUTH ACTIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE FROM 2005 TO 2013 Robin Clark Advisor: University of Guelph, 2015 Al Lauzon This thesis describes the development of the Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre located in a small rural community in Southern Ontario from a social innovation perspective. Social innovation is the driving force behind the mobilization of limited resources that result in this facility that strives to engage and empower youth across all socio-economic demographics through varied after school programming. While the facility provides extensive after-school programming for youth, it also functions as a community hub serving not only the youth clientele but the community as a whole. Semi-formal interviews were conducted with individuals intimately involved with the development of the facility. The interviews were analyzed across six categories selected for their relevance in terms of the viability of the Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre. The description reveals the value of social innovation in meeting the challenges present in the lives of rural youth. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre en_US
dc.subject Description en_US
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Social innovation en_US
dc.subject rural youth en_US
dc.subject rural community en_US
dc.subject community innovation en_US
dc.title Meeting the Needs of Rural Youth through Community Innovation: Development of the Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre from 2005 to 2013 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Capacity Development and Extension en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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