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2018 COYO Conference Feb 21-3, 2018



Wednesday February 21, 2018

12pm Registration opens 

2:00pm - 4:30pm Promising Practices 

4:30pm - 6:30pm Welcome Reception

Thursday February 22, 2018

7:30am - 8:25 am Registration & Refreshments 

8:30am - 9:00am Morning Greetings and Bud Knight Award Presentation

9:00am - 10:05am Plenary Session 1 Sean McCann

10:05 - 10:20 a.m. Break

10:20am - 11:30am Plenary Session 2 Dr. Greg Wells 

11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch

Afternoon Workshops - choose three on registration form  (10 choices)

1:00pm – 2:00pm Workshop #1

2:15pm - 3:15pm Workshop #2

3:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop #3

4:30pm - 6:30pm Wine and Cheese 

Friday, February 23, 2018

7:30am - 8:45am Buffet breakfast

8:45am - 8:55am Opening remarks 

8:55am - 10:00am Plenary Session 1 Dr. Samantha Nutt 

10:00am - 10:15am Break

10:15am - 10:40am Community and Youth Award Presentation

10:45am - 11:45am Plenary Session 2 Kevin Newman

11:45am - 12:00pm Closing and Door Prizes


Keynote Speakers - click here for descriptions

Séan McCann: Music is Medicine

Dr. Samantha Nutt: Canada in the 21st Century - Where Do We Go From Here?

Dr. Greg Wells: The Ripple Effect

Kevin Newman: All Out

Workshops - click here for descriptions

Alocohol: Dr. Catherine Paradis and Bryce Barker, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Cannabis: Katie Fleming and Anna McKiernan, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadian Centre for Child Protection: Lindsay Lobb

Gang Intervention and Gang Exit: Andrew Bacchus, Ministry of Children and Youth Services

How to live to 120: Dr. Greg Wells, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

Imagine Canada - Reconciliation in Action Camp: Dave Golden, Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Project Sunset and Journey: Ontario Provincial Police

Supporting Transgender Youth: PC Ryan Park and Cayden Panetta- Toronto Police Services

T.E.A.R, Teens Ending Abusive Relationships: Youth Leaders

Youth Trends: Ashton Bennett, and Louis Zuniga, Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Youth Services

UNITED: Constable Antonio Cedrone and Constable Doug MacRae, York Regional Police Service 

Promising Practices - click here for descriptions

Hamilton's Youth at Risk Development Program (YARD) - Gillian Momanyi & Marvin Watson

B.U.R.S.T. Youth Leadership Camp - Paul Charette & Anna Maria Barsanti

Healthy Relationship and Systems in a Digital World and Safe S.P.A.C.E. (Students and Partners Against Cyberviolence Everywhere) - Sarah Rogers

Halton Youth Justice Program - Ilana Greene & D/Cst. Shawn Thomas

Safe School Ambassador Teams (Toronto Catholic District School Board) – Paula Reis MSW, RSW

Introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) – Joseph Versace (OPP)