When the CUC Board of Trustees meets for their “face to face” meetings, one of the things they do is share news and updates of each congregation in the country, with each board member reporting on their assigned congregations. At this year’s November meeting, Micaela Corcoran, official Youth Observer to the Board (YOB), decided that she was going to participate in the “congregational contacts” too.
Micaela, who is part way through her second and final YOB term, is an eighteen-year-old McGill student, from the First Unitarian Congregation of Hamilton. Despite having almost 50 congregations to check-in with, Micaela wanted to provide the Board with a “youth update” too – to bring more of the Canadian youth voice to the board table. Continue reading
**Applications are now closed. Many thanks to all who applied.**
CanUUdle is the annual national youth conference of the CUC. CanUUdle Staff are volunteer youth and adults who together plan and deliver the four-day conference. Staff roles include Co-Deans, Logistics Coordinator, Worship Coordinators, Chaplains, and many more. Applications for Co-Deans and Logistics Coordinator are due December 1st, while all other staff positions are due December 15th.
CANADIAN UU YOUTH have re-elected Micaela Corcoran to a second year as Youth Observer to the CUC Board.
The Youth Observer to the Board (YOB) is a non-voting member who brings a youth perspective to Board activities and deliberations.
DALE MCGOWAN, editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, two groundbreaking books for nonreligious parents, will be the keynote speaker at the CUC Eastern Regional Fall Gathering in Ottawa from October 12-14, 2012. He will also facilitate an afternoon session.
McGowan is executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable foundation based in Atlanta, Georgia, and teaches nonreligious parenting seminars across the United States. In September 2008 he was named Harvard Humanist of the Year by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University. He writes a popular parenting blog, The Meming of Life.