Young Lives Restored Conference

The 2015 Conference is complete and was highly successful

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Ignite4Youth, an at-risk youth focused, not-for profit organization will be hosting it’s 1st annual conference titled “Young Lives Restored: Bridging The Gap Between Resilience & Change” which will take place on April 20th, 2015 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.  This Conference aims to shed light on the impact of the root causes of the behaviors and problems presented by at-risk children and youth in our community. The conference will bring together experts to facilitate an educational forum looking at sustainable approaches to bring about change in the ways society views problems and challenging behaviours of at-risk children and youth.

EVENT INFO

Date: April 20, 2015

Venue: Living Arts Centre Mississauga

4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON. L5B 4B8

Time: 8:00 – 16:00

(Refreshments & Lunch Will Be Provided/Served)

Presented by:  Ignite 4 Youth

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Agenda

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Sponsorship

WHY SPONSOR

By sponsoring Ignite 4 Youth your organization and brand will be associated with “improving the lives of at-risk youth”

  1. Your brand will receive visibility before, during and following the conference, to over 30,000 potential customers via promotion through our community partners.
  2. Opportunity to engage with 300 attendees on the day of the event.
  3. Become involved and recognized within the community for those working with improving the lives of at-risk youth.

Below is a list of sponsorship levels for your organization’s consideration:

Elite Diamond

  • 2 complimentary tickets
  • Large logo placed on official conference bag
  • Logo placed on conference webpage, Facebook page, and twitter page, email campaigns.
  • Prominently placed signage at the conference
  • Opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker
  • Conference bag insert
  • Opportunity to volunteer at the event wearing company branded t-shirt
  • Exhibit space
  • 50 – word description for conference program booklet
  • Full-Page Ad in conference program booklet
  • Press visibility
  • Logo in conference booklet

Elite Gold

  • 1 complimentary ticket
  • Small logo placed on official conference bag
  • Logo placed on conference webpage, Facebook page, and twitter page, email campaigns.
  • Prominently placed signage at the conference
  • Conference bag insert
  • Opportunity to volunteer at the event wearing company branded t-shirt
  • Exhibit space
  • 50 – word description for conference program booklet
  • Half-Page Ad in conference program booklet
  • Press visibility
  • Logo in conference booklet

Silver

  • Small logo placed on official conference bag
  • Logo placed on conference webpage, Facebook page, and twitter page, email campaigns.
  • Prominently placed signage at the conference
  • Conference bag insert
  • Quarter-Page Ad in conference program booklet
  • Press visibility
  • Logo in conference booklet

Bronze

  • Small logo placed on official conference bag
  • Logo placed on conference webpage, Facebook page, and twitter page, email campaigns.
  • Prominently placed signage at the conference
  • Conference bag insert
  • Press visibility
  • Logo in conference booklet

Friends of the Conference

  • Logo placed on conference webpage, Facebook page, and twitter page, email campaigns.
  • Conference bag insert
  • Logo in conference booklet

For more details please contact:

Souad Shamson, Event Coordinator

souad.shamson@planaheadevents.com  |+1 647 887 3675

Norma Nicholson

n.n.nicholson.a805@rogers.com  | +1 905 272 1406

Registration and Fees

Conference Registration Includes:

 

  1. Keynote presentations by Honourable Kofi N. Barnes, Chief Jennifer Evans, Dr. Michael Colleton and other youth experts
  2. Panel and Q & A session for attendees to interact and ask questions about the root-causes of the behaviors and problems presented by at-risk children and youth in our community
  3. 45 Minutes Show on Mental Health Presented by LookUp Theatre
  4. Refreshment and Lunch
  5. Conference materials
  6. Access to conference exhibit area
  7. Opportunity to network with other experts in the field of at-risk youth
  8. Opportunity to be entered into a raffle with exciting prizes

 

Conference Fees:

 $100 – Adult

$55 –  Student /Youth

 

Who is it For ?

Conference is designed for all persons interested in the well being of youth, included, but not limited to:

 

  1. Teachers at all levels in the public, catholic, French and private school systems
  2. School Counselors and Psychologists
  3. Health and Human Service Counselors and Personnel
  4. Criminal Justice Professionals
  5. Business and Community Leaders
  6. Youth Focused Volunteer Service Providers
  7. Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  8. Youth and families

Conference Objectives

The Conference Objectives:

  1. To examine social issues that place youth at-risk and identify steps to address these issues to increase at-risk youth engagement and achievement in schools and the community.
  2. To engage organizations and individuals who are knowledgeable about root causes of problems and behaviours in at-risk young persons, to share their expertise.
  3. To build capacity, enhance knowledge and awareness, and to equip the attendees with new tools to interact positively with at-risk young persons.
  4. To obtain a commitment from the attendees that they will make a difference in their communities such as using new ways to understand behaviour and problems in at-risk young persons.
  5. To enhance youth engagement in productive community activities.

Scholarship

A scholarship will be offered at this conference to assist a young person who is living with mental illness and is striving to reach his or her potential in acquiring education  towards their future. Ignite4Youth in conjunction with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Peel will manage the scholarship application process which will be posted shortly on this website as well as CMHA of Peel’s website. Please stay tuned for further details.

Ignite 4 Youth

 Ignite 4 Youth- Not for profit

Ignite4Youth  is an at-risk youth focused, registered, not-for profit organization founded by Norma Nicholson, RN BA MA(Ed), Published author of the “Young Lives On The Line”, educator, speaker and youth matters expert. This dynamic organization’s mission and passion is to bring education and awareness about the root causes of problems and challenging behaviours seen in at- risk children and youth, by engaging families and communities in making a difference.

Ignite4Youth’s objectives:

  1. To improve the lives of at-risk children and youth by identifying and delivering specific educational outreach in the community. 
  2. To collaborate and partner with families, funders and professionals to implement accessible education.
  3.  To identify, raise issues of access and develop proactive and long-term sustainable strategic actions to make a difference in the lives of at -risk youth and families.

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Kofi N. Barns Bio

Kofi Barnes

The Honourable Kofi N. Barnes, came to Canada from Ghana to attend school at Trent University, following which he attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1993. Mr. Justice Barnes is now a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2004.

Chief Jennifer Evans

Chief Evans

Chief Jennifer Evans began her career with Peel Regional Police in 1983 when she joined as a Cadet. Since that time she has progressed throughout the organization with notable assignments which include the Uniform branch, Youth Bureau and the Criminal Investigations Bureau. In 1996 she assisted Justice Archie Campbell in the Review involving serial rapist and murderer Paul Bernardo and later accepted a two year secondment to work as a Violent Crime Analyst at the Provincial ViCLAS Centre in Orillia. Chief Evans also worked throughout the Province for the Office of the Chief Coroner as an investigator and conducted several in-custody death investigations that were subject to mandatory inquests. On October 12th, 2012 she was appointed as Chief of the Peel Regional Police.

 

Dr. Michael Colleton

Drcolleton Dr. Michael Colleton graduated from the University of Alberta in 1997 and as a psychiatrist in forensic psychiatry from the University of Toronto in 2002. He joined the Law and Mental Health Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in July 2002 and remains a part time member of the medical staff. He currently holds a Lecturer position with the University of Toronto. Currently Dr. Colleton works as the consultant psychiatrist to the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre, Canadian Mental Heath Association of Peel Region and also provides fitness and diversion program assessment in the Brampton Court.

 A huge thank-you to community partners for their on-going support:

United Nations Association in Canada, Toronto Branch   mbot-logo[1]     cmh  

Region of Peel   George Brown College  Spirit Unlimited