About CYN

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 walk alongside an emerging leader for 2 years and assist in the development of their spiritual, personal and ministry life. 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.

Our Team


Dale Winder, Executive Director

Dale has over 30 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) with their two kids, Noah & Selah.

JOANNE PARK, Operations Coordinator

Joanne joined the CYN team in November 2017. She comes with valued experiences in both business administration and various church/youth ministries, and community services. Joanne and her husband, Peter live in Keswick with their 2 children, Hannah and Jason.


With over 25 years experience, Joey is a youth ministry veteran. Since 1990, Joey has been devoted to ensuring that adolescents and their families have every opportunity to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Joey has extensive qualifications including a BA in Youth Ministry, and an MA in Youth and Family Ministry. He lives in the Ottawa area with his wife, Sheryl and their 3 children, Sam, Liam and Ellie.


Kevin White, Regional Pastoral Rep - eastern GTA

Kevin has been a youth pastor for 17 years and for the last 10 he has been serving at Cornerstone Christian Community Church in Markham. He is married to his beautiful wife Michelle. He is enthusiastic about engaging the community and empowering young people to use their strengths for God’s kingdom.
“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.”

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