YAA Staff Conference 2017

March 23, 2017



This year’s Youth Agencies Alliance Staff Conference was held at the University of Winnipeg on Friday, February 24, 2017 and had 95 participants. Geared towards the front-line staff from each of our member agencies, the day-long conference consisted of a variety of workshops that covered a broad number of important issues and topics that affect the youth they serve. Overall, the conference workshops were well received by the participants and the majority of them reported feeling that the workshops they attended provided useful and relevant information that they can apply to their work serving youth.




Keynote Presentation: Youth Council - Luana Moar & Kyra Laquette


Workshop Sessions & Presenters:

Allyship Training (LGBTQ2S*) – Reece Malone

Fentanyl/Carfentanil Awareness & WPS Q&A – Maja Brown & the WPS

Gang Awareness & Exit Strategies for Youth – Matt Fast

Grant Writing Basics & an Introduction to Program Evaluation – Maja Brown & Karen Ferris

Insight into FASD – Touchstone: Visions and Voices

Refugees 101 – Abdi Ahmed & Sue Hoang

The Realities of Sexual Exploitation & Human Trafficking – Tammy Nelson & Jackie Anderson

Trauma Informed Care – Billy Bordovsky

Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness – Christina Maes Nino & Maria Godoy



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