Register Now for the national conference to support equity, diveristy & inclusion for youth

Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth: Creating Spaces that Support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

May 15, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

You are invited to Canada’s premier conference on evidence-based strategies to prevent bullying and teen dating violence, and promote safe and healthy relationships for children and youth.

The Conference Objective is to ensure that all adults involved with children and youth (e.g., educators, school administrators and counsellors, public health nurses, police officers, mental health professionals, coaches, parents, volunteers) have evidence-based knowledge, strategies and tools to promote well-being and prevent violence.

PREVNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence with 130 leading Canadian research scientists and 60 national youth-serving organizations working together to stop violence in Canada and to promote well-being for all children and youth. The CCGSD is a proud member of PREVNet.

To view the official conference website please click here.


Conference Highlights!

Keynote addresses by leading Canadian research experts

  Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt “With Power Comes the Abuse of Power”: Challenging Stereotypes about Bullying Perpetration

  Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens Safe Schools for All Youth: Considering Identity-Based Victimization


Presentation led by PREVNet’s National Youth Advisory Committee


Choice of 10 Workshops including:

o   Strategies to promote mental wellness and foster resilience for Indigenous children, youth and their families

o   Strategies to strengthen resilience of newcomer children and youth in a school-setting

o   Strategies to promote mental health and healthy relationships for LGBT2Q+ youth

o   Strategies to promote social norms that protect youth against teen dating violence

o   Strategies to reduce bias-based bullying for students who are perceived by their peers as different based on academic (dis)ability, ethnicity, and sexual/gender identity


Click here to view all workshop descriptions

May 16 Additional Professional Development Training Opportunities:  PREVNet is offering a full day workshop to bring state-of-the-art knowledge to your setting and promote healthy relationships and a positive social climate with children and youth.

Click here for more information about PREVNet’s Bullying Prevention: Tools for Schools.


Registration Fees

Registration fee is $350 for the May 15th Conference.  The additional professional development training is $300.

Registration fee includes lunch, two coffee breaks, and resources related to your chosen workshops.

Sign up for both May 15 and 16 events for $550 (a $100 discount!)

Register by March 31, and save an additional $50!


Group Discount: If you have 5 or more people attending from your organization, we will offer a $50 discount per person.  For more information about a group discount and how to do a group registration, please contact Stacey at (613) 533-2632.

We also offer a Student Rate for the May 15th Conference of $150. This rate is only available to full-time students who show proof of enrollment at the time of registration. Discount available at time of payment.

To register please click here. Remember, Early bird rate ends March 31st.