Actions and Detail Panel
Youth in Sports Mental Health Summit
Fri, 21 April 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
The locker rooms and playing fields of sport are laboratories in which youth develop and practice
values. Every practice and every game presents the opportunity to make ethical choices, from the
adherence to the letter and spirit of rules to the way young people are taught to treat teammates and
The positive growth and adaptation of LGBT and newcomer youth are dependent on the personal, social and economic resources available to the individual, as well as to his or her family and community.
The Orleans Bengals Football Club believe that we have a responsibility to make the appeal of our sport as broad and as inclusive as possible. As a result, Bengal programs are directed towards children and youth in Orleans, ON with a special focus on including marginalized, at-risk youth from low income families.
The Youth in Sports Mental Health Summit will invite 75-100 male student athlete leaders (aged 13-19) from Orleans high schools, football clubs, soccer clubs, hockey teams, cricket teams, basketball teams, rugby teams, lacrosse teams, volleyball teams and marital arts clubs, as well as their to coaches to participate. The schedule for the day includes a Leading the Way Workshop, a pizza lunch with a resource fair and a panel discussion on the challenges newcomer youth have from the perspective of those with lived experience.
The commitment to developing inclusive recreation programs must go beyond words. Specific actions are required over a prolonged period. Some of these actions will require money in order to implement them successfully. Finding enough money is a constant challenge for many recreation programs including the Bengals; especially for our off-season initiatives that are directed at improving the quality of life and citizenship skills of our participants off the field.
9:00 Welcoming Remarks
9:15 Leading the Way Workshop Jennifer Birch Jones, Canadian Association for Inclusion of LGBT Youth the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS) in Sport
12:00 Lunch / Resource Fair
1:00 Engagement of Newcomer Youth Panel Discussion; Moderated, Marcel Bellefueille
3:00 Closing Remarks
Are there age requirements to enter the event?
Male student athletes ages 13 -19
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Tammy Copp (email@example.com)
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are free and you can transfer it to another student athlete if you are unable to attend
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, it is ok as long as the person who attends is a male student athlete aged 13 to 19