Workshops

Connect with peers, share ideas and
experiences, and learn and apply new skills

Our workshops build evaluation
and critical youth work capacity:
face-to-face, live online, and self-paced online.


Some workshops support skills development in a particular area, while others introduce concepts that support critical thinking in youth work practice.

Self-Paced Online Workshops

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Trauma-Informed Youth Work

How can we re-imagine our work with young people and their communities from a trauma-informed approach that only focuses on individual harm and injury to a healing-centered practice that fosters possibility and advances collective wellbeing? Learn from our instructors how trauma affects young people, and how healing-centered engagement can advance our work with young people.

The Stages of Change  Framework

This workshop provides youth workers with an understanding of how to support youth to make difficult but necessary changes in their lives using the Stages of Change Framework. The workshop also includes lectures on Motivational Interviewing and how to combine this with the Stages of Change Framework.

Anti-Oppressive Practice in Youth Work

This workshop explores the transformative potential of Anti-Oppressive Practice frameworks for working with youth. It includes lectures on anti-Black racism, Indigenous perspectives, Islamophobia and youth, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth. The workshop will explore strategies for supporting youth to question and challenge oppressive systems and structural barriers.

The Personal and Professional Contexts of Youth Work

The lectures in this workshop unpack what “youth work” means personally and professionally and take up the question: what does “youth work” mean in terms of our professional practices and obligations? The lectures explore the importance of situating ourselves in our work with young people, then examine the foundational values that youth work is built on.

Youth Violence Workshop

This workshop explores what violence and youth justice mean for young people that are susceptible and implicated in violence. It also explores the broader social context and complexities of violence in the lives of young people.

Engaging Black Youth and their Families 

This workshop explores how to facilitate equitable spaces for Black youth that supports their authentic participation and advocacy; shares strategies for allying with Black youth and their families; and provides an understanding of parenting within the context of historical trauma.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Due to COVID-19, we are not offering in-person workshops.

Evaluation 101 & Evaluation 102

This workshop series supports participants to develop an evaluation plan, implement it, and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact.

 

Charting Change: Using Logic Models for Youth Program Evaluation

This workshop is highly interactive, includes a hands-on logic modelling activity, and provides participants with tools, templates, and resources for undertaking logic modelling on their own.

Intentional Program Design for Youth Wellbeing

This workshop explores the concept of intentionality as a framework for creating a new “architecture” in youth programs. Participants explore the structure and schedule of youth programs from three different lenses and learn about effective program design from the perspective of youth.

Youth Engagement in Action! 
From Programs FOR Youth to Programs WITH Youth

The workshop invites youth workers to explore the why, what, and how of youth-adult partnerships in community programs and agencies. Attendees have the opportunity to explore questions of leadership and advocacy strategies and to review and refine their agency's approach to youth engagement and partnership.

Interested?

If you have an idea for a workshop or are interested in collaborating with our team to bring a workshop to your program, organization or community, please contact us!