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Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym

950 Kings Rd

Victoria, BC V8T 1W5

Canada

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This one-day conference helps youth service providers build capacity and share successes through interactive workshops, networking opportunities, sharing a meal together, exchanging knowledge and by hands on experience.

The HYPE Conference is being co-hosted by several partners, including the Youth Service Provider Network (YSPN), Intermunicipal Recreational Youth Programmers Committee, The Horner Foundation, Quadra Village Community Centre, Youth Program Quality Initiative, Volunteer Victoria and Westshore Park and Recreation. This Conference will bring together representatives from the human service sector such as community funders, managers, team leaders and frontline youth workers for a day of learning, sharing, and networking.

The Cost for HYPE is $20.



Keynote Presenter:

Paul Lacerte

Paul Lacerte is a member of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in northern BC. In 2011 Paul and his daughter Raven co-founded the Moosehide Campaign, a grass roots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men working to end violence against women and children. More details to come on keynote address topic!

Workshop Topics:

Youth Voice - YPQI Style with Maureen Elworthy from Youth Program Quality Initiative

The Youth Voice Method is a participatory workshop created by the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. This method addressed the Engagement portion of the YPQI pyramid of youth program excellence. This workshop is highly participatory, engaging, and fun! Learning will occur through very little lecture, most learning occurs through “think, pair, share”, group discussions, group presentations, and engaging activities. Participants will get the opportunity to reflect on their current programs and how this method can enhance their work with youth.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Explore the spectrum of youth voice that can occur within program offerings, and how they currently offer Youth Voice in their programs.
  2. Participants will gain experience with Youth Voice strategies that they can apply to their programs.
  3. Explore and understand the benefits of giving youth a voice, and how to offer meaningful opportunities for participation.

Brief Biography of the Presenter:

Maureen Elworthy has been engaged in the YPQI Methods and Evaluation Tool since the project was launched in Victoria. As a facilitator, Maureen creates spaces of empathy, insight, and laughter through her passion for supporting individuals and communities thrive. Maureen is trained in conflict resolution, adult education theories and practices, and trauma-informed counselling.

Beyond the Binary: Supporting Two-Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming Young People with Alyx MacAdmas

Beginner: Chillin on the Surface

This workshop will focus on the introductory aspects of working with Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth and their families. Using a combination of presentation, interactive activities, and opening space for questions and discussion, this workshop will cover foundational concepts about gender identity and expression, and cover key concepts in supporting Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth. This workshop is Part 1 of a 2-part workshop offered at HYPE, and is best suited for those new to these concepts and those looking to affirm the “must know” knowledge of working with this fabulous population of youth.

Do I need to do Part 1? Here’s a self-assessment. If you can answer 3/4 of these questions, you can probably skip to Part 2.

  • Do you know the meaning of cis? Cisnormativity?
  • Do you know the difference between intersex, trans, non-binary, and queer?
  • What is the difference between being outed vs. outing someone?
  • Have you worked with Two-Spirit, trans, and/or gender questioning youth before? Do you have personal connections and relationships with Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary people?

Advanced: Going Deep

Ever find that conversations about supporting Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth rarely get deep enough to push your practice and skills? Open to anyone who attends Part 1 of this workshop series, or to youth workers who have actively been working with Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth or are connected with trans communities, Part 2 of this workshop goes deeper into the complexities of supporting trans youth, discusses structural and environmental barriers to youth face in accessing services, and makes recommendations about how to make services more culturally competent at working with trans and gender diverse youth. This workshop will include scenarios and opportunity for collaborative problem solving.

Brief Biography of the Presenter:

Alyx has ten years of experience doing anti-oppressive and trans cultural competency trainings. Over the past four years, Alyx has been building capacity within the Victoria region to better serve TGNC2S children, youth, and their families through education and developing peer support programs where none previously existed. To date, Alyx has helped start the Saanich LGBTQ+ youth drop-in, and founded and facilitates Gender Spectacular (a drop-in for TGNC2S children under 12 and their families), and a support group for parents and caregivers of TGNC2S children and youth.


Designing Challenges and Puzzles for Youth with Joel Roszmann

This workshop explores the process of designing group puzzles and challenges for the developing mind. The workshop will explore how to create a group challenge. what makes a challenge fun, what makes it engaging, and how to differentiate levels of challenge and difficulty for multiple ages and group sizes.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Learn how to create a new puzzle or challenge
  2. Learn a systematic approach to creating a challenge
  3. Explore what challenges are engaging for different ages

Brief Biography of the Presenter:

Joel Roszmann has taught Play Theory and Design for Play Settings since 2009, both in Canada and overseas. With experience in playground design, building Room Escape puzzles, and running challenge courses, Joel has had a fascination with puzzles, mazes and group dynamics since he was a child. As owner and operator of Camp Narnia for the past seven years, Joel creates new activities for the camp each year, and is eager to share the results of his personal experiments.


Special Guests:

TBA

Other Awesomeness:

Lunch and Coffee Breaks provided by Skookum Café

Skookum is a social enterprise offering fresh handmade food while providing a supportive environment for youth to gain employment skills and training.

Afternoon Energizers with Carly Bryson

Carly Bryson is the coordinator of youth programs for Westshore Parks and Rec. She has been engaging youth for several years. Let’s end our day on a positive note as we walk away with new energizers and new friendships!

Networking

In true YSPN style you will all have the opportunity to introduce yourself to everyone during our networking lunch and morning introductions!

Please feel free to bring a very small amount of your program information to place on tables around the event. If you do plan on bringing materials, please ensure you bring it home if there are any leftover at the end of the event.


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Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym

950 Kings Rd

Victoria, BC V8T 1W5

Canada

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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