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MBA 13 Symposium

Barrie, Ontario
November 20-21, 2013

Kempenfelt Conference Centre

Announcing the MBA 13 Symposium for Managers/Directors and Program Staff of Youth Development and Engagement Programs and those who work in recreation, arts, health promotion, sports, education, and youth advisory committees and networks. This is the most important and largest annual training event for those who work or volunteer in programs for youth ages 13-19.
Delegates from across the country are welcome and encouraged to attend. Look for special rates for CPRA/Provincial and Territorial Parks and Recreation Association Members.
New, this year, are two designated streams, designed to meet the specific needs of managers/directors and program staff. A series of plenary sessions are also on the agenda and will be presented to the entire delegation.
Please visit for a link to the Program Brochure which contains information on individual presentations (e.g. Darryl Sturtevant, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Planning Division, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services) and specialized program staff training (integrating positive youth development into youth programs). The registration form is also found here:

Early Bird Deadline: October 28th
Registration Deadline: November 13th

Single accommodation is available on a limited basis.
For more information on the MBA, please contact 416-426-7142,, or
Brought to you by Parks and Recreation Ontario and Play Works, Founder of the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program
Play Works Members:

  • 4-H Ontario
  • Arts Network for Children and Youth
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - Central Region
  • Ophea
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario
  • Sport Alliance Ontario
  • YMCA Ontario
  • with thanks to Laidlaw, Play Works initial supporter