Serving the Church Since 1998
The Canadian Youth Network is a non-profit charity that pastors youth pastors, provides coaching for youth leaders, runs events and creates/promotes resources to assist youth leaders in guiding teens to put their hope in Jesus.
Vision: Our dream is that every teenager in Canada has an opportunity to experience God’s love, respond to the Gospel, and be discipled in a healthy church.
Mission: To serve Canadian churches by supporting YOUTH LEADERS as they develop spiritually healthy teens.
Statement of Faith: Regarding theology, we are in agreement with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada‘s Statement of Faith. View Here.
CYN Core Values
God is the standard of truth as revealed in Scripture. (John 1:1-14; 14:6)
Must be unity in the Body of Christ. (John 17:23; Romans 15:5-6; Ephesians 4:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20)
Believers are to live in obedience to the Great Commandment and Great Commission. (Matthew 22:34-40; 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16)
CYN Key Objectives
To be available to inspire, encourage, mentor, listen to & advise youth leaders in a variety of situations. Learn More.
To provide events that inspire youth and youth leaders to live out the Great Commands and Commission. Learn More.
To assist youth leaders in the development and support of local church networks. Learn More.
To seek, create and provide resources that support youth leaders in discipling youth. Learn More.
To help create partnerships with denomination and para-church leaders in organizing national or regional cross denominational projects & events.
To build and grow a strong organizational foundation for long term impact.
Dale Winder, Executive Director
Dale has over 25 years of youth ministry experience at the local church, denominational and multi-denominational level. He has a real passion to see Canadian teenagers see and hear the gospel and be discipled into mature believers. Dale is living in Keswick, Ontario with his wife, Tracey and have 4 children (Wesley, Tyler, Timothy and Larissa).
Olivia Bronson, Events & Special Projects
Olivia has worked with CYN on and off over several years and has a degree in Event Management. Olivia’s organizational abilities are a huge benefit to CYN helping to facilitate various initiatives like the Youth Leader Lunch Tour, CYN Annual Golf Tournament and the Change Conference. Olivia lives in Binbrook, Ontario with her husband Michael (Pastor of Mountainside Church) and their son Noah.
“The CYN has been a tremendous springboard of community and resources. They have incredible hearts for Canada and equipping pastors at the ground level. They ask the difficult questions to spur us on and offer us resources to be more effective at ministering to young people. With the Canadian Youth Network around, youth pastors should never feel alone in ministry.”