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Empower YOUth Conference  •  Sat, November 19

Certification Day  •  Sun, November 20

Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athlete's Way, Vancouver

As someone who works directly with youth, you are an invaluable member of your community, making a significant difference in the lives of youth every day.

This conference has been created specifically for you – a space to gather new ideas and inspiration, and to connect with a community of youth workers from across British Columbia.

View the Program Guide for complete details.


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Register in-person on Sat, Nov 18 at Creekside Community Centre.

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 120 professionals in the youth sector attend this conference to learn about promising practices, leading edge programs, new tools, resources and approaches to youth programming, and critical services that can support their daily work. 

This year, Empower YOUth includes 1 full conference day on Saturday, November 19, plus a Certification Day on Sunday, November 20.

Who Attends Empower YOUth? Attendees at Empower YOUth include ​youth workers, recreational program staff, outreach workers, youth 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.

Thanks to the Planning Committee

  • Silisha Ali, City of New Westminster
  • Kristine Lewis, City of Burnaby
  • Gabe Dennis, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Jordan Martin, City of Nelson
  • Megan Lum, City of Nanaimo
  • Melanie Clark, District of West Vancouver
  • Omar Rajan, City of Richmond
  • Warren Hooley, Independent
  • Jewel Dimayuga, BCRPA

Special Thanks!

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