f.a.c.e.s.

             youth conference

Speakers

Representatives from The Montreal Alouettes, CJAD Radio, Arcade Fire, Serjue Basketball and more

Actual Topics

Inspirational and motivational topics you can relate to.

Free Material

a Swag bag for each participant, and Raffles prizes to be won.

Individual Consultants

Meet mentors and tutors. Feel free to sign up.

Breaks Included

There can never be too many breaks, especially when they are entertaining and with many fun things to do!

  • Speakers

    Representatives from The Montreal Alouettes, CJAD Radio, Arcade Fire, Serjue Basketball and more

  • Actual Topics

    Inspirational and motivational topics you can relate to.

  • Free Material

    a Swag bag for each participant, and Raffles prizes to be won.

  • Individual Consultants

    Meet mentors and tutors. Feel free to sign up.

  • Breaks Included

    There can never be too many breaks, especially when they are entertaining and with many fun things to do!

FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

F.A.C.E.S. is proud to announce its first annual Youth Conference to take place on March 18, 2020 at Lakeside Academy in Lachine. Our goal is to empower and inspire students who will be transitioning out of high school and to encourage them to think critically about their future.

 

The conference will consist of inspiring speakers with a story to tell.  Individuals who want to inform, engage, inspire and empower our diverse student population as they prepare to graduate from high school and move onto the next stage of their lives. Their message will connect to issues that teens often struggle with and offer a lesson to help them move forward. The day will also allow students to network and meet with potential mentors.

ERIC IBEY

Retired mechanical engineer, youth speaker, and adventurer. Eric has traveled to 40 countries on 6 continents and walked over 400 km from Montreal to Quebec City. A few years ago, he created a blog called the Year of Fear in which he faced a new personal fear every month for one year, such as standup comedy, hitchhiking, bungee jumping, and going to a nude beach. Eric is a storyteller who motivates youth to challenge their own fears and build resilience to overcome obstacles in their lives.
MODERATOR

Guest Speaker - Montreal Alouettes.

The Montreal Alouettes are a professional Canadian football team based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1946, the team has folded and been revived twice. The Alouettes compete in the East Division of the Canadian Football League and last won the Grey Cup championship in 2010.

Kelly Alexander - Virgin Radio Montreal Announcer

Born and raised on a Laurentian farm, north of Montreal, a young Kelly-the-farm-girl yearned to make people laugh by way of a microphone. In 2007 she began working as an announcer on Virgin Radio Montreal before hosting and producing ‘The Kelly Alexander Show’ which began in 2009.

Tim Kingsbury -
Bass Player Arcade Fire

Tim Kingsbury is a songwriter and musician who is most well known as a member of the Montreal band Arcade Fire since 2002. With the band, Tim has co-written and recorded 5 full length albums and toured all over the world playing hundreds of shows internationally. The band has won and/or been nominated for dozens of awards including Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards as well as an Academy Award nomination for best soundtrack for the movie “Her” in 2014. With the band, Tim has also had the pleasure of collaborating with many artists, including David Bowie, U2 and Mavis Staples. Throughout high school Tim began connecting with other people who shared a love of music and slowly began to connect with and build a musical community that ultimately led him to Montreal in 2001.

Jonathan Serjue -
Founder of Champs Basketball

In 2012, Jonathan Serjue suffered a severe knee injury, preventing him from pursuing his dream of being a professional basketball player. After successful knee surgery in 2014, Jonathan turned this negative into a positive by inspiring the next generation through Champs Basketball. Champs’ goal is to empower youth through basketball to remain as physically active as possible. 

Candide Gregoire

Candide is a veteran marketing professional, speaker and trainer who for the better part of 30 years has worked in this field in one capacity or another. Whether it was as a sales professional for a renowned media company, as a Marketing Director of a large airline, or as a media planner for one of the leading marketing agencies in the province, Candide has always been passionate about sharing knowledge and helping others. In 2019 Candide left her marketing life behind to pursue her true passion; providing care and training for people living with dementia. The launch of her new business proves that it's never too late to do what you're passionate about!

Samantha St. Jules

Sam lives to break stigmas and take on the underdogs. As a specialized psychology degree holder from Concordia University, she has worked with youth from all walks of life including those with learning disabilities, mental health issues as well as behavioural and psychological disorders. She thrives in environments where the children are seen as difficult or hopeless as she was once considered one herself. She has worked with many different organizations that cater to helping youth reach their full potential over the past 15 years and is currently employed with F.A.C.E.S. helping to inspire and change the lives of high school students.

Arielle London - artist/writer

Arielle London is a writer and artist from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. With writing credits on Thought Catalog, Global Grind, AskMen, and HotNewHipHop, Arielle writes about social justice issues, politics, music and other topics of interest to the millennial generation. In 2011, while studying Human Rights at the UCL School of Public Policy in England, Arielle re-discovered singing as a passion and a year later began rapping as well. She was diagnosed with PTSD in 2010 and Bipolar Disorder in 2012 and has since become an advocate for fighting Mental Health stigma. Arielle is currently working on a book due for a 2020 release date and is a volunteer with F.A.C.E.S.

Ronny Li

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson." Ronny has been trying to bridge the gap between school and the real world for over 10 years. He created Thredd to connect people with online communities of professionals so they can experience how the world operates outside of school. He currently works at Hopper as a Senior Data Analyst.

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