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You're Invited!

Don't miss out! Empower YOUth only happens once every 2 years!

Join us November 21-22, 2020

from anywhere you have access to the Internet!

Learning Days  •  November 21 & 22

Virtual Marketplace Days  •  November 20 to 22

An invitation from Keynote Jeff Willis


Join us for a NEW experience!

For the first time ever, Empower YOUth will be happening virtually! Use your computer, laptop or mobile device to access the entire conference, which includes 2 days of learning and a virtual Marketplace!

Join us for 10 learning sessions, including 2 keynotes, and a youth panel, with topics that include helping youth manage anxiety, trauma informed practice, risk factors for youth gang involvement, and using technology to engage youth.

Many of our sessions will incorporate a COVID-lens to help you connect with youth, and to help you navigate youth work in this "new normal".

Get the full picture and learn more about the Experience, Program, and Presenters.

Ready to join us?

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Registration includes access to recordings after the conference - until January 15, 2021!

If you are registering for multiple staff and would like to receive one invoice, please email Christina at

About Empower YOUth

What is Empower YOUth? Empower YOUth is BCRPA’s biennial conference organized specifically for anyone who works directly with youth and youth programming. Every other year, over 150 professionals in the youth sector attend this two-day conference to learn about best practices, leading edge programs, the latest approaches to youth programming, and critical services that can help in their daily work. 

Who Attends Empower YOUth? Attendees at Empower YOUth include ​youth workers, recreational programmers, outreach workers, youth counsellors, social service workers, teachers, activists, supervisors and more, who are looking to connect with new ideas, and with other peers and colleagues. 

What's new for Empower YOUth 2020? This year, Empower YOUth will be held as a virtual, live, interactive event, welcoming delegates from anywhere in the world!

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities for Empower YOUth, please email Stephanie Androsoff, Partnerships and Events Coordinator.

Special Thanks!

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Bronze Sponsor:

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