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MBA 16 Symposium for Managers/Directors and Program Staff of Youth Development and Engagement Programs

Milton, Ontario
November 23 & 24, 2016

Teatro Conference and Event Centre

The MBA Symposium is celebrating 15 years as the largest annual training event for people who work with/supervise recreation, arts, health promotion, sport, justice, employment and education programs, and/or youth advisory committees/networks with youth ages 13 – 19.
Also, back by popular demand the pre-symposium workshop: Positive Youth Development. Gain valuable skills to help you support youth to develop the core competencies they need to transition into adulthood.

MBA delegates can select from a wide range of presentations on topics such as youth engagement practices, programming for newcomer youth, using the collective impact approach, evaluating youth programs, and more.

The Wednesday plenary includes presentations from the Director of the Youth Services Branch (Ministry of Children and Youth Services), the Vice Chair of the Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities, and the Program Manager of the Youth Opportunities Fund (Ontario Trillium Foundation). Thursday's plenary presentation, 10 Big Ideas to Increase Engagement on Social Media, will be sure to heighten your hits, triple your Tweets and more!
Live outside Ontario? Look for special rates for CPRA/Provincial and Territorial Parks and Recreation Association Members.

Pre-Symposium Workshop: November 22, 2016

Early Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 26

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 24

Registration Deadline: November 8

For the full Program Brochure and registration information or to register online, please visit

For more information on the MBA, please call 416-426-7142 or email

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
  • YMCA Ontario