Background

While the Fusion Youth Centre has enjoyed great success, and there are many stories to corroborate that success, there is need to examine the Centre more systematically. This was suggested in 2008 by the then Minister of Children and Youth Services, the Honourable Deb Mathews.

Following Minister Mathews’ advice, the Fusion Youth Centre has entered into partnership with a research team from the University of Guelph, and has established this agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding.

The objectives of this research will be to determine the impact that participating in the Fusion Youth Centre has on youth, changes in the youths’ family relationships, changes in youth/community relationships as a result of the Fusion Youth Centre, and the cost aversion and return on investment that has been accrued as a result of the Fusion Youth Centre.

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