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2018 ViaYOUTH Atlantic Leadership Forum
October 19 - 21, 2018
St Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A Youth Driven Development™ initiative of Motivate Canada

Motivate Canada's innaugural 2018 ViaYOUTH Atlantic leadership forum will bring together up to 30 diverse youth between the ages of 18 and 26 in an exciting new regional format - empowering delegates from Atlantic Canada to develop a greater connection to Canada, while embarking on a journey of personal and community transformation utilizing the power of sport and physical activity. 


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Developed and led by a high-performance team of passionate youth leaders, the 2018 ViaYOUTH Atlantic program themes include: 

  • Discovering YOU - Because, it starts with YOU!
  • Healthy YOU -  Learn how other youth are achieving balance in order to successfully pursue their passion.
  • Discovering YOUTH - Explore the unique (and ever-evolving) issues that are important to youth today and the assets available in YOUR community to create real change. 
  • Healthy YOUTH - Dream big! Collaborate with your peers on ways to make a positive difference to the well-being of youth and their communities through the power of sport, physical activity and beyond!


  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 26 years old?
  • Do you reside in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador) incl. Quebec?
  • Are you passionate about your community, sport, and physical activity?
  • Are you interested in meeting and collaborating with other young people from diverse backgrounds?
  • Would you love to contribute to a youth-driven dialogue on helping our communities and youth thrive?

If this sounds like you, then the ViaYOUTH Atlantic leadership forum needs you! 

Check out what your 2018 ViaYOUTH Atlantic registration includes:

  • 3 Day Program: Friday October 19th to Sunday October 21st 2018
  • 2 Nights Double Accommodation at the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax, NS (Friday & Saturday night)
  • All Meals (Friday thru Sunday);
  • 2018 ViaYOUTH Atlantic swag

Registration Deadline: September 14th 28th, 2018

Registration Fee: $199 CAD


Motivate Canada has a limited number of travel bursaries available for Atlantic-area youth who would like to attend but may not have the financial means to do so. There are three levels of bursaries depending on your distance from Halifax NS.
Level 1: up to $100 for those 100 – 200 km away from Halifax
Level 2: up to $300 for those 200 – 300 km away from Halifax
Level 3: up to $500 for those 300km + away from Halifax 
Please note that these bursaries may only partially cover the cost of your travel and will be paid out after you attend ViaYOUTH Atlantic. Applicants will be notified about their travel bursary application status within a week of applying.  
Note that you will need to cover your costs up front, submit your travel related receipts and then be reimbursed following the forum. 
Nicole Walter from our partner Flight Centre can arrange your travel and access corporate discounts.
Contact (613) 599-5245 or  and cite the Motivate Canada ViaYOUTH Atlantic Forum.


Still unsure? Feeling shy? Don't hesitate to reach out to us on social media @MotivateCanada (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) or drop us an email and we'd be happy to chat!

Only 30 spots available - Click here to APPLY today! Successfull applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of submitting, on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are not accepted initially, you may be wait-listed should registrants not be able to attend the forum. 

Note: Upon acceptance, you will have 72 hours to register including full payment to secure your spot.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.



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