Youth Conference


Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 3:30 –6:30 p.m. ET  

Venue: Online via Zoom – Register now (free)

What’s the NFF Youth Conference? 

It’s a free online event created by youth for youth, led by the NFF Youth Advisory Council. Our conference creates an intentional and accessible space for youth and students (ages 13-24) to engage in important discussions about healthy relationships – relationships with their communities, peers, family, partners and themselves. 

What’s planned for the conference? 

Our October event focuses on Healthy Masculinities. Topics will explore allyship, emotional awareness, disruption of social norms, intersectionality, gender and sexual diversity, mental health and well-being.   

  • Keynote Speaker – Stay tuned for speaker announcement! 
  • Panel Discussion – A moderated panel discussion focused on topics related to allyship, accountability, intersectionality and mental health 
  • Youth Presentations – Youth will present their research or community-based project work on topics related to masculinity. All youth ages 13 to 24 (enrolled in formal education or not) can submit their proposal to present 

Conference Registration is FREE. 




March 2022 NFF Youth Conference Highlights 

Our passionate youth council held the first conference in March 2022. The event theme was intersectionality and identity. A variety of speakers presented their views on the conference theme followed by a Q&A session. 

Sandy Hudson, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada, led the roster of diverse speakers who took part in the conference. 

More than 100 participants joined the first NFF Youth Conference. Here’s what attendees said they valued about the event: 

  • “How relatable it was – I really felt connected to the speakers and the discussions we were having.” 
  • “How the speakers all focused on different areas, but their topics were intricately linked. I thought the moderators did a great job moving the conversation along!” 

Conference Recording