There are a number of teenagers that already are part of your ministry. You love them and are shepherding them. But when you look beyond the walls of your ministry, you’ll notice a much larger number of teenagers that aren’t yet in Christian community.

In fact, as we look across our country, we see three million adolescents who call themselves Canadian, yet only the smallest fraction of them would call Jesus their Lord.

God has strategically placed you to be part of the community of youth workers called to reach those three million teenagers with the Gospel. The Gospel, which brings salvation, life, restoration, justice, and identity to a generation that is in search of all of these things.

So join us, as we…

Learn together

Brainstorm together

Plan together

Work together

Pray together


So that this year…

The three million might know Jesus.


Tim Gonsalves

Tim Gonsalves

Sid Koop

Sid Koop



10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central / 1pm Eastern / 2pm Atlantic / 2:30 Newfoundland

This 3.5 hour event is a combination of conference sessions and live community workshopping of personal strategic plans. You’ll not just hear from world class communicators, but you’ll be guided through a process to help us all determine the problems around leading missional youth ministries that reach the three million and how to strategically overcome those problems.

WELCOME:  The National Vision

KEYNOTE: The Role of Prayer in Mission and Justice

BREAKOUT: Framing the Problem

KEYNOTE: How Do You Build a Missional Youth Ministry?

RESOURCE: Walk-Through on Building Strategic Plans Around Missional Youth Ministry

INTERVIEWS: Local practitioners

KEYNOTE: Helping Students Take Ownership of Reaching Their Friends

BREAKOUT: Learning From Each Other on What’s Working



Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner

Aisha Sharifa

Aisha Sharifa

Layton MacCabe

Layton MacCabe

Tyler Staton

Tyler Staton

Laura Bronson

Laura Bronson

Alex Janzen

Alex Janzen

Want to get your whole youth ministry team off to a great start this fall?



From camp speaker to local youth pastor to youth ministry professor, Sid draws from a deep well of experience over a couple decades. He is the Executive Director of Youth Worker Community where he and his team are dedicated to filling in the gaps for youth workers by equipping, empowering, and supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.

Sid has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

Tim works as the National Youth Directorfor Alpha Canada and is passionate about empowering youth workers and students to share the good news ofJesus everywhere they go. He is also a pastor at his local church, Southgate,where he enjoys serving through youth ministry, media, and worship. Tim lives inLangley, BC with his incredible wife Chanel, and their ridiculously cute and energetic daughter Ellie Elizabeth! He’s passionate about Jesus, golf, good coffee, and all things Apple.

Aisha Sharifa is a passionate worship leader, who loves writing songs from the scriptures. She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada. She loves Superhero movies, cinnamon buns, and just plain old good times with plenty of laughter. Aisha is the CoFounder of The Toronto House of Prayer (THOP) a small prayer community in the heart of the city. 

In 2019 Aisha joined the 24-7 Prayer Canada Team and now serves as the National Communities Coordinator where she will have the privilege of serving other prayer communities in the nation. Aisha currently lives in Toronto, ON with her two sons.


Laura Bronson is a passionate, creative and entrepreneurial leader who travels across Canada and the world as a missionary inspiring young people to be real in their faith. Laura is the founder and director of the ministry known as “Keep It Real” because she believes it is a powerful message that the younger generation needs to hear. “Keep It Real” is a ministry of Youth For Christ - Canada, where Laura is part of the national staff team. “Keep It Real” ministry travels to schools, church's, skateparks, camps and drop in centres to share the gospel in a relevant way. Ultimately, Laura is a unique individual who loves to minister to the next generation and point youth to Jesus through the use of graffiti, music, skateboarding and breakdancing.



Alex Janzen lives her life on a mission to love God, love others and make disciples. She does this as a foster mama, youth worker and conference manager for Inspire Our Nation in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. God has gifted Alex with a passion to see youth overcome struggle and influence their world for Jesus. Find out more about her family, ministry and journey with Jesus on @alexjanzen_.



coming soon!



Layton MacCabe is a full-time missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Together with his wife Jerrica and a team of other young missionaries, he gives his time to pioneering evangelism initiatives from his home base in Eastern Canada. Along with personally engaging in the street ministry , he is committed to training youth and young adults to be able to share their faith.

Rachel Gardner has been working with young people, youth workers, church leaders and parents for over two decades and has authored several books including ‘The Girl De-Construction Project’, ‘Cherished’ and ‘The Dating Dilemma’. Her latest book ‘The Sex Thing - reimagining conversations about sex’ is out this Autumn. She is the founder of the Romance Academy (featured in the BBC three part documentary ‘No Sex Please We’re Teenagers’) and is President of the Girls Brigade England and Wales. She is on team at Youthscape and co-leads a Youth Resourcing Church in Blackburn, Lancashire with her husband Jason. They have two adopted children.