change conf 2019 October 18-19

Church on the Queensway (1536 The Queensway, Toronto)

Change Conference inspires and empowers students to live for Jesus and make a difference in their world. Presented by the Canadian Youth Network.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Friday Night Change Party

OCTOBER 18, 2019

The Friday Night Change Party is exactly that, a party! It is the perfect place for Christian students to bring their friends.The main purpose is to present the Gospel clearly and to provide an opportunity for students to respond and alter the course of their life by following the message and life of Jesus. Over the years, thousands of students have committed or re-committed their lives to follow Jesus during this event. The night features Lecrae, AC & Brady and Brooke Nicholls, with Jason Ballard giving the Gospel message.

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Saturday Conference

OCTOBER 19, 2019

The Saturday Conference challenges youth to live their lives passionately for Jesus and become an active part of His mission. Brooke Nicholls will lead #changeconf19 in sincere worship. Lecrae, Laura Fess & Matt Tapley will share their hearts and encourage students to think deeply about their relationship with Jesus. Students will love being able to choose which two discussion forum sessions they attend in the afternoon (with speakers such as Jason Ballard).

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2019 lineup

friday night
change party

AC & Brady
Brooke Nicholls
Jason Ballard


Laura Fess
Matt Tapley
Jason Ballard
Brooke Nicholls









Friday Night
Change Party

6:30 pm

Doors Open

7:00 pm

Pre-Party and Youth Leaders Meeting

7:30 pm

Friday Night Change Party Featuring Brooke Nicholls, AC & Brady, Jason Ballard and Lecrae


8:30 am

Doors Open

9:00 am

Session 1
With Lecrae

10:15 am


10:45 am

Session 2
With Laura Fess

12:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm

4 Talks

2:30 pm

Discussion Forums #1

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

Discussion Forums #2

5:00 pm

Dinner Break

6:30 pm

Session 3
With Matt Tapley

8:30 pm

Conference Ends


The Change Conference is made possible by our amazing sponsors.

Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or having an exhibit space at Change Conference 2019, please contact Olivia Bronson at

Directions & location 

Change Conference gathers at Church on the Queensway.
1536 The Queensway in Etobicoke. View in Google Maps.

From the North

Hwy 427 South is accessible from the 401 East or West. Follow it South to the Queensway Exit. Turn left and proceed east to 1536 The Queensway, located directly across from IKEA.

From the EAST

Proceed on the QEW Westbound until you reach the Kipling Ave. exit North. Make a left at the Queensway and follow it until you reach 1536 The Queensway, located on your right.

From the WEST

Proceed on the QEW Eastbound until you reach the Evans / West Mall exit. Follow the West Mall until you reach The Queensway. Turn right and proceed east to 1536 The Queensway, located on your left.

promo tools

Media Kit

Youth Pastor Handbook

Promotional Video
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Attend Change Conference 2019! Change your life, your community and your world. If you have any questions about individual or group registration, please email or call 905-476-0967. Plus applicable online service fees.

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future prices

Get your tickets today as prices will increase again in October!

late & at the door
oct. 12 to 18

Combo Pack
(Entire Weekend)
$55 per person

Friday Night Change
$20.00 per person

Saturday Conference
$45 per person

hotel guide

Book your hotel accommodations early; hotels book and fill up fast!

change conference
special rate

Ask for the “Change Conference” rate

For these two hotels, if you wish to book 5 or more rooms please contact Mary Ann McIntyre – 905 357 5999 direct line or email

Monte Carlo Inn
$114.90 Flat Rate
Includes breakfast
905 273 9500 – ask for Change Conference

Hampton Inn by Hilton
$144.00 Flat Rate
Includes Breakfast
416-646-3000 – ask for Change Conference

other hotels 

These bookings are done directly through each hotel.

Best Western Plus
Toronto Airport Hotel
$139 per night

Best Western Premier
Toronto Airport
$150 per night

Sandman Signature
Toronto Airport
$139 per night

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mississauga- Airport Corporate Centre
$143 per night

Hilton Garden Inn
$120 per night

Hilton Toronto Airport and Suites
$150 per night

 Radisson Toronto Airport West
$160 per night

DoubleTree by Hilton Airport West
$120 per night

Sheraton Toronto Airport
$140 per night

Duluxe Inn Toronto
$140 per night

buy merch

Make sure you don’t miss out! Purchase your Change Conf 19 merch today and pick up at Change Conference.

pray for change

40 Days Prayer Challenge

We challenge you to pray for Change Conference for the forty days leading up to the event, starting on September 8th. By signing up, you will receive a text message each day with a specific thing to pray for.

prayer & fasting day – october 9

Join the Change Conference team for our Prayer & Fasting Day.

Schedule some time on your calendar that day to pray that God uses Change Conference to change thousands of lives. We challenge you to choose something to fast that day – social media, a meal, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it that runs Change Conference?

Change Conference is hosted and organized by the Canadian Youth Network.

Who is the Canadian Youth Network?
The Canadian Youth Network is a grassroots ministry with the vision that every teen in Canada has a chance to experience the love of God, respond to the gospel and be discipled in a spiritually healthy church. CYN exists to serve Canadian churches by supporting YOUTH LEADERS as they develop spiritually healthy teens.
How do I become a sponsor/exhibitor?
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or having an exhibit space at Change Conference 2019, please contact Olivia Bronson at
Why is the price so low?
CYN works hard to raise money through donors and sponsors to keep the price affordable for youth and leaders to participate in the full weekend. The $12.50 for Friday night also allows for youth to pay for their non Christian friends to attend.
What is the targeted audience/age group for Change 2019?
Our target audience is Jr. High & High school age young people, but Change Conference also gears content for youth leaders as well (Discussion Forum specific to Youth Leaders and we also offer a Youth Leaders Lounge during the day on Saturday).
What is included in my registration?
If purchasing a Full Weekend Ticket, it includes access to the Friday Night Change Party and the Saturday Conference (main sessions, breakout sessions, activities and the Canadian Youth Network Leader Lounge). Registration DOES NOT include meals, travel to and from the event or accommodations. Friday Only tickets only give access to our Friday Night Change Party.
Is my registration refundable or transferable?
No. All registrations are non-refundable but may be made transferable to another group. Any questions contact
Who is required to register?
Everyone – all students, leaders, pastors and chaperones are required to register.
How can someone sign-up to volunteer at the event?
Email if you are interested in volunteering at #changeconf19. We will require a reference & information on what church you are attending. We are always looking for volunteer photographers/videographers if interested send an email to

Canadian Youth Network

Change Conference is brought to you by the Canadian Youth Network. 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. For more questions, please visit our website.

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“History does not happen in a straight line…” -Barack Obama

Neither does hip hop nor its prolific breakout rhymist/activist/author/voice of conscience Lecrae.
Never afraid to move the needle, few would argue that his much anticipated Columbia Records debut album (due out this summer) comes at a pivotal moment for the artist, as hip hop’s torrent now moves to him.

Surging or insurgent - depending on your point of view - he’s blessed with a visionary verbal arsenal and an abiding faith that’s piloted a unique career trajectory defying the typical hip hop storyline. ‘The system may not have planned for this,’ wrote Vibe about Lecrae, ‘but it’s definitely coming around.’ “More caught than taught,” is how the artist describes his incredible journey that includes two Grammys, a history-making #1 album with his masterful 2014 offering, Anomaly (topped multiple categories, including the Billboard 200 and is RIAA Gold certified), and a compelling live resume, most recently notching a headlining 2016 ‘Destination’ tour which Lecrae says was about “real unity, not pretend unity.” He continues to thoughtfully engage the culture, reeling off a NY Times Bestseller (last year’s riveting memoir ‘Unashamed’) and a breakthrough spoken word performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards last fall that had the twittersphere heralding his arrival as truth-telling firebrand. BET hailed it as an “epic poem,” of “necessary affirmations.”

AC & Brady

In the summer of 2016, while making beats and running out of acapella samples from other songs, AC.jR started making original music and getting close friends to rap/ sing over his beats. During that summer his friend, BradyJames, featured on a track and people started to take note of their combined talent.

Over a year later, they are still producing their own originals that provide a unique sound experience unparalleled in the music industry.

Brooke Nicholls

For Canadian Worship Leader & Songwriter Brooke Nicholls, the key to weathering different seasons of life is all about shifting your perspective. The first time Brooke felt this kind of shift was in 2015. Seven years into a pop music career; three independent records and many missed successes later, Brooke began looking backward, at all of the heartache and disappointment, and saw very clearly the hand of God guiding her each step of the way – and so she wrote.

What came out of that season was Brooke’s debut Worship/Inspirational album – ‘Found In You’ (rel. Dec 5, 2016). The songs on ‘Found In You’ were milestones of how God had been working in her life, bringing her through tough seasons and helping her find hope and healing. What she didn’t know was how those songs would connect. God began opening doors for Brooke to share her songs and in the year that followed the release of ‘Found In You’ Brooke was able to travel across Canada, playing a total of 97 times in 2017, opening for acts like MercyMe, NewSong, The City Harmonic, Love & The Outcome and Dan Bremnes. The album’s lead single ‘Home’ charted Top 10 at Canadian Christian Radio and went Number 1 at the largest Christian Radio Station in Canada. 2017 culminated in Brooke being nominated for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards.

Jason Ballard

Jason is one of the hosts of the Alpha Youth Series and a pastor at his home church, Christian Life Assembly in Langley, British Columbia. He works with Alpha to build resources that serve the local church. Jason and Rachael have three kids: Hudson, Mary, and Millie. He loves preaching about Jesus, eating chocolate chip cookies and posting pictures of his kids on Instagram. Jason does a weekly podcast called Hidden City that you can find on iTunes.

If you want to find out more about him, you can find him on Instagram: @jasonaballard
For Alpha: @alphacourse

Laura Fess

It was when Laura was 17 that she had an overwhelming encounter with God, that began an exciting journey of "no turning back". Since then she has been doing her best to follow the heart of God and do whatever it takes to build His kingdom. Laura's punchy style, combined with humour and ‘stripped bare authenticity,’ makes her a riveting communicator to people of every age. Her warm and engaging manner and the habit of not taking herself too seriously make her a disarming and potent preacher of truth. You’ll love Laura’s infectious joy and obvious passion, to help build strength and courage into the Kingdom of God.

Matt Tapley

Matt Tapley has been the Lead Pastor of Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby, Ontario since 2008. He is a gifted leader who serves the Church by developing leaders in a culture of dependence on the Spirit with full devotion to the unchanging Word of God. He frequently travels the nation as an insightful preacher, anointed worship leader and a keen contributor to leadership team environments. His personal life message demonstrates a confident faith in declaring the relentless goodness of God no matter life’s circumstances.