HBSC Study Conference

  The HBSC research network is an international alliance of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school students: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys’ and girls’ health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. The HBSC was adopted by the…

Youth Summit 2013

This year’s Youth Summit was an event to compliment the YMCA GTA Teen Council’s international initiative.  The theme was ‘Education as a Powerful Tool for Change’ and it was exactly as it sounds.  The overall purpose of the initiative was to use education as a powerful tool for change in the lives of individuals because the first step to creating…

Teen Nights

YMCA Teen Nights provide a safe space where teens are empowered to make their own decisions and build self-esteem and confidence. The YMCA is breaking down the barriers to free public places by offering teens across the GTA a safe place to socialise, seek support and participate in healthy activities. Developed in response to the…

Pinecrest Conference 2016

The 2016 YMCA Youth Pinecrest Conference was an initiative facilitated by members of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Teen Council and involved the participation of youth leaders from various YMCA facilities of the Greater Toronto Area.  The event took place from May 20th-22nd, 2016 as an overnight-stay and interactive conference with sessions, workshops and speakers to help participants broaden…

Pinecrest Conference 2013

The 2013 YMCA Youth Pinecrest Conference was an initiative facilitated by members of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Teen Council and involved the participation of youth leaders from various YMCA facilities of the Greater Toronto Area.  The event took place from May 24th-26th, 2013 as an overnight-stay and interactive conference with sessions, workshops and speakers to help participants broaden…