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F O R M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N : G O T O w w w . y o u t h c e n t r e s c a n a d a . c o m w w w . y o u t h c e n t r e s c a n a d a . c o m 4 Adam Gariepy, Your Acting CEO of Youth Centres Canada: What a journey it has been for me, joining Youth Centres Canada over 3 years ago as a board member after being involved with the organization for many years prior to joining through my capacity as Executive Director of a Youth Centre in Canada. I work with the following motto in mind: to strive to do better than the day before for all of the youth and youth serving agencies we serve. I enjoy celebrating the fact that the work we do helps to support thousands of youth nation wide. In my off time I enjoy tennis, biking, country music and country fairs, the SENS (truly the only good NHL team), volunteering, concerts, Pizza and Poutine, my home town, and my puppy – Teddy! I bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and training in youth service work to this position. I have a deep passion for community involvement and I actively volunteer with many organizations locally, provincially and nationally. I am excited to continue my journey with YCC because the more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them, and the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners, the more we increase our public value to the entire community. Want to connect with me? Email: adam.gariepy@youthcentrescanada.com Cell: 613-285-5008 Lisa Barleben, (formerly Davis), Chair: BSW, MSW Lisa is excited to be returning to the Chair position. She has been involved with Youth Centres Canada for 12 in various capacities years and has served on the National Board of Directors since 2010 and her experience doing youth work spans over 18 years. She has worked at and with youth centres, in child welfare, with crime prevention initiatives and community development via youth engagement. As a social worker, she has engaged in research nationally with the Child Welfare League of Canada and been involved with Youth in Care Canada. Now, she continues her work with YouthREX in Eastern Ontario which aims to make research evidence and evaluation practices relevant to Ontario's youth sector through knowledge mobilization, capacity building and evaluation Leadership. Our membership program is currently under review. Your cost as a youth serving organization (Accredited/Associate) will be $50.00 per year for the next two membership cycles. If you are an organization that is not directly youth-serving but your work or interests impact youth, Affiliate membership is $500 dollars and supports our work while offering you special Youth Centres Canada benefits.

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