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 see our "Abstract Submission" page for details!
Register by March 17th at 11:59pm to get our Early-Bird Pricing!
The 2024 Youth Sport Summit Keynote Speakers
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
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.
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December 11, 2023 - 00:00 until April 24, 2024 - 16:00
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