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Western Regional Gathering 2017 – Children’s Registration

Western Region Fall Gathering 2017 - Children's Registration

Learning About Truth, Healing and Reconcilation
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    Children's programming for Saturday is at Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW.,Calgary) and starts with welcome and singing for all ages at 9:00 am. Children will join the adults for lunch. After the afternoon session, adults and children will make their way back to the Unitarian Church of Calgary.
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    Children will join the adults for lunch and dinner on Saturday.
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    Saturday Program

    I give permission for my child registered in Children's Programming to participate in the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation program for children.


    I understand that my child will be staying in my accommodation (or that of his/her conference guardian) and will be my responsibility during the off program hours of the program.


    I will endeavor to be available by cell phone throughout the conference in case of emergency. I further give my consent and authority for the staff of the program to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety, health and welfare of this child.


    I acknowledge that the CUC has appropriately addressed volunteer screening.

    Conference Fee

    The Conference fee does not include accommodation, or any other expenses that may be incurred by attendees.

    Payment Terms

    Registration fees are due and payable at the time of registration. If you are paying with credit card by phone, you are not considered registered until full payment is received. Any NSF payments will receive a $10 fee.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    All requests for refunds must be submitted to the Financial Administrator, by e-mail ( or Phone (416-489-4121). Requests for refunds receive a full refund less a 15% administrative fee per person. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after online registration is closed or for no-shows.

    Your Contact Information

    Information provided to the CUC through the event registration form may be used to contact you with further details on this event when necessary and is added to the CUC database in order to send you notices from time to time. Your contact information will never be shared with third party organizations or companies.

    Right to Refuse Admission

    CUC reserves the right to refuse admission, by refunding the fee, or, a proportionate amount if admission is refused partway through the Conference.


    Program information distributed prior to the conference is subject to change. It is agreed that the Canadian Unitarian Council, its employees, officers, volunteers, contracted staff and agents shall not be held liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damages, however caused, to any person engaged by participating or attending the conference. It is agreed that the Canadian Unitarian Council, its employees, agents and officers reserve the right to refuse admission, cancel or reschedule programs, change speakers, locations, or revise content.

    Photo and Video Release

    The Canadian Unitarian Council will take photographs and some video at the conference and may use them in CUC news or promotional materials whether in print, electronic format or other media, including the CUC’s website. By participating in the conference, you grant the Canadian Unitarian Council the right to use your child's photograph for such purposes.
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Truth, Healing & Reconciliation Day – October 14, 2017

Welcome to a journey of learning and sharing towards reconciliation and healing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Jointly sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Calgary and the Canadian Unitarian Council, this one-day event welcomes all who are interested in addressing the damage of colonization and in particular, the ongoing societal effects of the residential school system. Anyone interested in being part of the journey towards reconciliation and justice, is welcome!

As part of this experience, a local Calgary Elder group will facilitate the Kairos Blanket Exercise to guide participants through 400 years of Indigenous history on the land we know as Canada.

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017

WHERE: Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW, Calgary) & Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1 St NW)

COST: Adult – $90 | Student & Self-defined low-income – $50. Includes lunch

REGISTER Scroll down to register by September 29, 2017


10:15 am – 3:30 pm: At Wild Rose United Church

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Walk to Unitarian Church of Calgary

4:00 – 6:00 pm: KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Schedule Details:

10:15- 10:30 am: Registration

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Part I is the beginning of a shared journey towards truth, justice, healing and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It explores reconciliation and decolonization, and the commitment to engage with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s 94 recommendations, using the lens of Unitarian Universalist principles of worth, respect, dignity, compassion and equity. Read the CUC’s Expression of Truth and Reconciliation from 2014.

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm: Part I continued

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Walk to Unitarian Church of Calgary & Snacks

4:00 – 6:00 pm: KAIROS Blanket Exercise

The Blanket Exercise is an experiential learning exercise that takes participants through 400 years of Indigenous history in the space of a couple of hours. The blankets represent the land we know today as Canada. The participants represent the Indigenous peoples and are given quotations from Indigenous people to read at key points and cards which determine their outcome in the Exercise. Facilitators act as Narrators and an elder will open the Exercise and lead the talking/debriefing Circle after the Blanket Exercise is completed.

Facilitators for Part I

The Rev. Samaya Oakley currently serves as the Minister for the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation, and as the President of the Executive of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada. She is also a co-chair of a task force of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guide – a task force that is creating reflection guides for Canadian Unitarian congregations around issues of the Indian Residential School system and its impact. She has been involved in Unitarian Universalism regionally, nationally and continentally in Unitarian Universalism for over twenty years. She considers herself blessed to have served as the Youth Program Coordinator at the North Shore Unitarian Church for close to fifteen years. She also holds degrees in Business Administration and Life Skills Coaching.

Jeff Webber grew up Unitarian, and has been actively involved as long as he can remember. As a child in Ottawa, and a youth in Hamilton, Unitarian teachings and values were ever present. Later with the Regina Fellowship, and now with Calgary Unitarians, he has been an active participant in leadership and a “big picture” thinker. Jeff recently began his journey toward truth and reconciliation through personal discernment, and hopes to further his learning through the facilitation and education process.

Western Region Fall Gathering 2017 – Adult Registration

CUC Organizational Administrator

The position has been filled. Thank you to all who applied.

The CUC is hiring! We are looking for an Organizational Administrator. This position demands an individual who is energetic, flexible and highly organized, who has strong skills and experience in the areas of office administration, financial record-keeping, event coordination, and support to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.

This position works out of the CUC office at 215 Spadina Ave, Toronto. The application was posted on June 30, 2017 and will remain open until the right candidate is found. Send application ASAP with salary expectations to See job details here.