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Training Youth Staff to Work with Youth, Parks and Recreation Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
August 9, 2012

9:30 a.m. (registration), 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sport Alliance Ontario, 3 Concorde Gate, Boardrooms 3 and 4

Often times, staff who work in youth programs are youth themselves. Without appropriate training, it can be difficult for them to create the kind of environment which will attract and retain program participants. This workshop will provide you with a training tool you can use with your Youth Staff. It covers such topics as:

  • why be youth friendly
  • what is positive youth development
  • youth outcomes
  • developmental needs of youth
  • developmental assets
  • fostering resiliency
  • addressing limits
  • connecting with youth

You will receive electronic copies of the handouts and the PowerPoint, into which your individualized agency or department logos and information can be inserted to help you make this training your own! You can then train your Youth Staff and others who come into contact with youth as part of their daily work (e.g. customer service, transit and/or custodial staff This workshop is also designed to help communities seeking to achieve Youth Friendly Community Recognition from Play Works position themselves to achieve Criteria #8 – The Community Supports Positive Youth Development.

There is no fee for this workshop however the workshop will be video-taped and be made available online. Participants must sign a waiver agreeing to be part of the video-taping process.

For more information or to register, please download the flyer (PDF) at

The deadline for registration is August 7 at noon or when the 25 spots have been filled, whichever comes first.

For more information, please contact Parks and Recreation Ontario at (416) 426-7142 or