Youth Services

Successfully Engaging Youth for over 30 years

Investing in the positive growth and development of our young people is paramount to their future success and ensuring we all enjoy the benefits of vibrant, healthy communities. Let’s take that investment commitment to heart and do whatever possible to create opportunities for children and youth to thrive, gain the skills and knowledge to succeed, and nurture a sense of charity and responsibility to the communities in which they live.

We all recognize that youth are our future, yet many nonprofits struggle to find ways to be relevant and adaptive to the needs of this new generation.

Below is a brief overview of Keith Publicover’s professional background in the area of youth education, recreation, employment and development. Let’s connect today to start the conversation of how we can reimagine youth engagement in your organization.

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Professional Background Working With Youth

JA Canada (Junior Achievement) – President and CEO

The largest youth business education organization in Canada with a national office and 16 Charters and ADMs (Alternate Delivery Models) serving students from coast to coast. JA Canada works in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses to educate students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Saint Francis Xavier University – Vice President, Recruitment and Student Experience

StFX is one of Canada’s leading primarily undergraduate universities located in Nova Scotia. The Office of the Vice President was responsible for recruitment and admissions, student services, health and counselling, varsity athletics and recreation, safety and security, residence life and food services.

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation – National Executive Director

One of Canada’s leading youth charities operating year-round camp and conference centres across Canada. Lead the strategic development and execution of the youth leadership program, community sponsorship program and the installation of two new camps; all now serve as pillar initiatives for the organization.

YMCA’s of Greater Toronto, Saint John and Halifax – General Manager/Director

Serving in a variety of mid-management and executive leadership roles, youth engagement and operational management roles encompasses youth community programs, youth leadership training, camping and outdoor education, adventure travel, competitive athletics, aquatic instruction, international youth exchange and fundraising.

Brigadoon Village – Interim Executive Director

Served a both a Board member and interim executive director through the inaugural year of operation. Supported the development of the program and operating model and the succession search and orientation of the new executive director. Brigadoon serves children with chronic illness, in partnership with a variety of health partners,  at their overnight camp facility.

Keith has served in various capacities as conference presenter, university lecturer, program leader to organization board member committed to the development and engagement of youth in Canada.


Good Habits Formed At Youth Make All The Difference ~ Aristotle