April 24, 2024

Youth Sport Summit


The Centre for Healthy Youth Development through Sport, in partnership with YouthREX, is proud to host our first ever Youth Sport Summit. We look forward to welcoming you to Brock University’s campus on April 24th.

Aligning with our theme of "Learn, Connect, Move!" we invite post-secondary students, academics, community members and professionals involved in youth sport and physical activity programming/research to attend and present!

Please Note:
Registration closes April 19th at 11:59pm - Register HERE

The CHYDS Youth Sport Summit Program is Now Available!

Click HERE to access the Summit Overview

Click HERE to access the Full Program

Campus Map

You can use THIS map to navigate your way around campus.

Any questions or concerns about getting to, or around campus, can be sent to chyds@brocku.ca

The 2024 Youth Sport Summit Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Dean Kriellaars

    Dr. Dean Kriellaars

    University of Manitoba

    Dean Kriellaars is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the Facility of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He is a global leader in physical literacy research and practice. He is the Scientific Director at HUPR (le potential humain propulse par la recherche) in Montreal at École Nationale de Cirque. He is the co-lead of the Confidence by Design project with Cirque du Soleil

    Click HERE for details on Dr. Kriellaars presentation.

  • Dr. Marco Di Buono

    Dr. Marco Di Buono

    Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

    Dr. Di Buono is the President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, a national charity committed to ensuring Canadian kids have equitable access to sport, physical activity and recreation. Dr. Di Buono has played an instrumental role in shaping Jumpstart since 2015 when he first joined as AVP, Programs & Operations. He led the growth of the Charity, doubling the size of its disbursements to now reach over 400,000 kids annually throughout communities in all 10 provinces and three territories, and building over 500,000 square feet of inclusive recreational play spaces in 36 communities across Canada.

    He also led the transformation of Jumpstart to become a global leader in sport for development, serves as a trusted ally to various levels of government and sport sector leaders in Canada, and most importantly has developed enduring relationships with community leaders across Canada.

    Before joining Jumpstart, Dr. Di Buono spent three years as Vice President, Science, Research & Professional Education at the American Heart Association, where he was responsible for the Association’s $170 million research enterprise and oversaw the development of clinical practice guidelines and professional education resources. Prior to entering the charitable sector, Dr. Di Buono worked as the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs lead for Kellogg Canada, wherein he played a significant role in both domestic and global product innovation.

    Dr. Di Buono holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and has a history of advocating for the health and well-being of children and youth.

    Dr. Di Buono is a proud member of the Alphabet Sports Collective Board of Directors.

Proudly hosted at Brock University!

Find your way to campus HERE

We acknowledge the land on which Brock University was built is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

Proudly hosted at Brock University!

The Organizing Committee - CHYDS Staff Members


Organizing Committee - CHYDS Student Researchers

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Check Us Out

  • YouthREX
  • Brock University


Brock University

1812, Sir Isaac Brock Way St. Catharines, ON Canada, L2S 3A1

Registration period

December 11, 2023 - 00:00 until April 20, 2024 - 18:00

Submission period

December 11, 2023 - 00:00 until April 23, 2024 - 23:59

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact chyds@brocku.ca .

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