This opportunity comes only once every 2 years!

Join us at the Empower YOUth Resource Fair, happening on Saturday, November 19 at Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver.

This is your opportunity to connect with front-line staff who work directly with youth from community centres, outreach centres, schools, community associations, churches, and more.

•  Reserve your table at the Resource Fair

• Register for the virtual Youth Workers’ Toolkit or

• Contact us for a customized sponsorship package.

View the Prospectus for all the details.

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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.

Hotel Discount

Are you coming from out of town? Savings are available at the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, 180 West Georgia Street.

Rates apply for stays between Wed, Nov 16, 2022 and Thu, Nov 24, 2022. Rates are $119 + GST for a standard cozy queen and $129 for a standard 2 double beds + GST, subject to availability. Complimentary parking included.

Book early to avoid disappointment.
Make your reservation by Friday, October 28 to save.

Click here to make your reservation online.

If you are reserving your room via phone,
reference Confirmation Number: 145793
or BC Recreation and Parks Association
to receive the discount.

Special Thanks!

Event Sponsor:

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Break Sponsor:


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