Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver


There's still time to register!

Join youth workers, front-line recreation leaders, and social service workers:

Saturday, October 1, 2016

♦  Creekside Community Centre  ♦  1 Athlete's Way, Vancouver, BC

Every two years the BCRPA presents a youth workers' conference providing workshops, networking and presentations to educate and inspire the front line recreation leaders who care, guide and mentor BC's youth. This year's line-up includes topics on mental health, addictions and youth led programs. Plan your learning and walk away with tools and techniques that will benefit your programs and youth.




  • Join Keynote speaker, Jerome Bouvier, Executive Director of ACCESS Youth Outreach Services on The rules of engagement - building relationships with youth
  • Sit in with a Youth Panel, as they discuss Generating youth led momentum - youth driven programs
  • Educate yourself in an interactive session with WorkSafeBC on Young Worker Safety
  • Learn more about Putting a youth twist on addiction, with Odyssey I substance abuse counsellors Bridgette Ebing and Josh Hines
  • PLUS socialize and connect with new and old friends at the post conference Networking Social!


Plan your learning!


Join us for some socializing and networking





Directions and maps to venues


In Your Face Youth Workers' Conference Refund Policy

A refund of 70% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received until September 2, 2016. Cancellations made starting September 3, 2016 are non-refundable. Registrations are transferrable. No fee is charged to transfer a registration.

All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to the BCRPA office at and received within the allotted cancellation times noted above.


BCRPA's Policy on Photography and Recording Presentations

The BCRPA's photography and recording policy will be in effect at the In Your Face Youth Workers' Conference.

Read the full policy here.


Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities please contact Stephanie Dutto, Operations Manager at 604.629.0965 ext. 222 or by email at corpsales(at)


For more information please contact:

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: parksandrec (at)


Check out what happened at the 2014 In Your Face Youth Workers Conference.