Are you ready to help connect to 250+ youth in Edmonton who are currently at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness? We’re looking for dedicated service providers and employers who are willing to set up a table for the day and share information with these youth, ages 13-29, and support them in accessing services and employment that they need.
By registering as a service provider, you are committing to a day of fun! Service providers and employers are required to be present and set-up by 12:45pm on the day of the event. We require that someone be at your organization’s table for the entire afternoon. Tables can not be dismantled until 5pm sharp, as we have youth who attend the event later in the day, and we want to give them the opportunity to check out all the services too!.
Food is provided on site with vegetarian and vegan options! If you have other dietary requirements, please let us know below in the special requirements section of the application form.
Please note: Registration will be followed up with confirmation for attendance. While we do our best to create space for all applications, space is limited and priority will be given to services youth have identified as being needed most by them through. These are identified annually by our exit survey of youth from the previous years. Keep your eyes on your email!
Yes, the application deadline for service providers is August 31. Spots will go quick, so submit your application soon! Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to the unique opportunity to network with other agencies and build relationships with youth, you will also be provided with:
• one table
• two chairs
• a meal
You will need to bring your own signage, information pieces, and displays.
Please bring any signage that you may have along with the resources that you wish to share with the youth. We require one or two staff from your agency to be at the event to engage with the youth.
Set up will take place at Boyle Street Plaza from 12:00PM – 12:45PM. Please ensure that your booth is set up by 12:45PM.
The loading zone is located along 103 A Avenue beside main entrance of Boyle Street Plaza.
Service providers are welcome to help themselves to the food provided at the event. Enjoy!
There will be a registration table just inside the main entrance where you will get a name tag and your table number. YEG Youth Connect volunteers will be guiding service providers to their tables. Your table will also be labeled with your agency name.
There is plenty of parking all around the facility.
Parking space is not guaranteed, but here are some options that people have used in the past:
• Underground Parking at Boyle Street Plaza
Enter from the north side of the building on 104 Avenue. Note that payment is required.
• Outdoor Parking Lot
South of Police Headquarters on 103 A Avenue between 96 Street and 97 Street. Note that payment is required.
• Free Street Parking
Be mindful of signage stating restrictions:
– North side of 104 Avenue from 95 Street to 96 Street
– South side of 103 Avenue from 95 Street to 96 Street
– North side of 103 A Avenue from 95 Street to 96 Street
Yes, we kindly ask that service providers stay for the entire duration of the event.