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For Immediate Release:

The Federal Brant NDP are hosting their 4rd Annual FREE Brantford Youth Leadership Conference. This non-partisan conference will build on the success of the last 3 years of events with the goal of helping young people in the area learn the skills needed to lead in their communities. 

This year’s conference will take place at the Counterpoint Church (an extension of Grace Anglican Church) located at 4 Pearl St. in Brantford, On on Friday April 25th, 2014 from 9:00am until 3:00pm. 

The free conference is trying something new this year.  Aimed at high school students the morning will feature guest speakers including US professional speaker Bill Johnson.  The afternoon will consist of workshops with local experts on a variety of topics including poverty, mental health, business, inclusion and the environment.  During these workshops the students will build presentations for a local idea they believe will help the community.  The winning idea (as picked by the youth attending) will receive $500 in seed money towards implementation in the next 12 months. 

The lunch will be a networking lunch with local politicians of all stripes and levels invited to attend and connect with the youth in an informal way.  The lunch is free and provided this year by the generosity of the Brantford District Labour Centre. 

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More about our Keynote Speaker:

Bill Johnson (

Different from most other speakers, Bill’s presentations don’t focus on what “leaders” or “the best” do or don’t do. He presents what everyone can do and how to do them. The interaction provided, examples and personal stories shared all help to support what the message really is: “Before you do something great, you must DO SOMETHING!”

Bill Johnson has both speaking and leadership experience that stretches over a decade and his messages have reached people all across North America. He has helped out with groups such as the North Dakota Association of Student Councils (NDASC) ,North Dakota Association of National Honor Societies (NDANHS), Massachusetts HOBY, Ontario Student Leadership Conference (OSLC), National Student Leadership Camps (NSLC), and many others in addition to being a student himself studying Education Administration.


Video from last year’s conference:



BTFDyLEAD 2014 Program


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