Introduction to Stepping Up Modules

The Government of Ontario has developed Stepping Up – A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed.


Stepping Up is part of Ontario’s ongoing work to support collaboration on positive youth outcomes. It draws on discussions with youth and their knowledge about youth development, along with the expertise of hundreds of dedicated organizations and community partners across Ontario who are making positive changes in the lives of young people every day.

Stepping Up establishes a strategic framework to help guide, focus and maximize our collaborative actions to support young people. At its core is a set of 20 outcomes that can help service providers, foundations, community groups, governments, young leaders and families better align their work with what research and youth themselves say is important for their success.

(Stepping Up)


These tools have been developed from the existing Sharing the Stories tools, and have been mapped to the Stepping Up Outcomes. They are short modules designed to measure each of the Stepping Up Outcomes. There are currently 20 modules available for youth and young-adult participants to fill out, and several others are in development with input from youth, academics, and youth-serving organizations.


These modules are available to organizations registered with our Sharing the Stories Program. For more information on how to join Sharing the Stories, please contact us at:

Telephone: 416 597-8297