National Conference & Annual General Meeting

2018 CUC National Conference: “Invitation to Love and Justice”

May 18-20, 2018 | McMaster University | Hamilton ON

Hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton

As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.” This vision of our national faith community asks us to live this out through actions of love and justice. We are called to work together from a place of love to bring justice to all beings.

Program details, schedules and registration will be available in January 2018.

General Information about the National Conference 

The CUC’s National Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the national gathering of Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists from across Canada. The event is hosted by one or more of the member congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council. The conference takes place every other year in May.

Young Adult Events, the CanUUdle Youth Conference, and programs for Junior Youth and children happen before, during and after the conference. The CUC’s Affiliates and other communities are also offered opportunities to meet and connect.

The Conference has two components:

i) The first part is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the CUC. This is the business meeting where delegates gather to discuss and decide on resolutions, finances, and other matters that affect the CUC. The AGM is held on the Friday before the start of the Conference, and is preceded by the Resolutions Plenary on Thursday evening. For more information about the Resolutions Process, please refer to the Governance – Resolutions Process section of the CUC website.

ii) The second component is the biennial Conference. A variety of learning and development opportunities and workshops are offered by leaders from within and without our movement, providing attendees with opportunities to learn, think and play together. There is a multi-generational day, which provides time for our different generations to build connections.

Because so many of our congregations are geographically isolated, the opportunity to come together is, for many people, a highlight of the congregational year.

Use this Timeline and Planning Guide to help your congregation prepare for both the National Conference and Annual General Meeting.

Past Conferences

2015 Ottawa, ON2016 Vancouver, BC
2010 Victoria, BC2011 Toronto, ON2012 Ottawa, ON
*Symposium (No ACM)
2013 Calgary AB2014 Montreal, QC
2005 Hamilton, ON2006 Saint John, NB2007 Vancouver, BC2008 Ottawa, ON2009 Thunder Bay, ON
2000 Calgary, AB2001 Montreal, QC2002 Kelowna, BC2003 Winnipeg, MB2004 Edmonton, AB
1995 Toronto, ON1996 Halifax, NS1997 Thunder Bay, ON1998 Victoria, BC1999 Mississauga, ON
1990 Vancouver, BC1991 Winnipeg, MB1992 Montreal, QC1993 Ottawa, ON1994 Edmonton, AB
1985 London, ON1986 1987 1988 Saskatoon, SK1989 Hamilton, ON