Youth Work That Works

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We will train together in youth work practices, explore mental models, use real life challenges and discover the changing face of youth work. If you are seeking to transform yourself and how you work with youth, read on …

Why do some youth programs quickly outgrow their capacity and have waiting lists while others struggle just to recruit and retain youth?

We believe the answer lies in the hands of the youth who vote with their feet. As youth workers who are passionate about engaging young people, we have explored, created, and introduced practices that are shifting the nature of youth work, how youth are engaged and programs created.

Would you like to experience youth work that works? Would you like to learn from others who are already engaging youth in ways that produce outcomes and results with youth and funders? Would you like to collaborate with a larger community of people committed to creating innovative youth programming?

This is a training for adults working with youth and youth leaders working with their peers. The training is being called by Leave Out ViolencE (Halifax) and Myrgan Inc. in partnership with the Nova Scotia Child and Youth Strategy and the ALIA Institute.

The training is based on years of work and experience in our communities with youth. We feel by calling this gathering we can share what we have been learning, learn from others who are doing good work and find more people like us, who are seeking to innovate in the youth field.

This is not for spectators. Please come ready to participate, challenge your own assumptions and take responsibility for what you care about.

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Fees and Logistics

Fee: $750 includes lunch, snacks, training and materials. Register here. Fee does not include accommodations.

Scholarships. If the price is not affordable to you, let us know. We can offer financial support to those who are passionate to join. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund please contact

University of Kings College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS

Dates and times
May 7, 4:30pm – 9:00pm (includes dinner)
May 8, 9:00-5:00 (includes lunch)
May 9, 9:00-5:00 (includes lunch)
May 10, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Accommodations. Accommodations can be arranged through Kings University. Please contact Tim Ross at or (902)422 1271 ext.106.

Getting there. By car, the most popular route to King’s College is from the north and from the Halifax International Airport, along Route 102 (Bicentennial Drive), which brings you into downtown Halifax via Bayers Road. If you’re coming from the United States, you can reach Nova Scotia by driving through New Brunswick.

Parking on Campus. Please check with our receptionist, Stephanie Boudreau, concerning availability of temporary parking passes for on-campus parking. Call just prior to your arrival (902-422-1271), or visit the reception desk in-person, located inside the front door of the Arts and Administration Building. If on-campus parking is unavailable, you may park on the streets surrounding the campus.

Contact. If you have questions about registration, scholarships, or anything else, please contact Ryan Watson at or 902.425.0492.