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, held annually up to 2016, will be take place every other year after the 2016 conference. The next CUC conference will be in 2018, hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton.
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.
How To Make A Banner Pole
What is a banner pole and why do you need one? At the beginning of each conference, congregations take part in a Welcome Ceremony. This includes a banner parade, with each congregation bringing their banner to be held high and paraded. Hence the need for a banner pole – so you can show off your congregation’s banner and proudly claim your place in the parade of CUC member congregations.
2018 – Conference 2018, Hamilton, ON
|2015 Ottawa, ON|
|2010 Victoria, BC||2011 Toronto, ON||2012 Ottawa, ON|
*Symposium (No ACM)
|2013 Calgary AB||2014 Montreal, QC|
|2005 Hamilton, ON||2006 Saint John, NB||2007 Vancouver, BC||2008 Ottawa, ON||2009 Thunder Bay, ON|
|2000 Calgary, AB||2001 Montreal, QC||2002 Kelowna, BC||2003 Winnipeg, MB||2004 Edmonton, AB|
|1995 Toronto, ON||1996 Halifax, NS||1997 Thunder Bay, ON||1998 Victoria, BC||1999 Mississauga, ON|
|1990 Vancouver, BC||1991 Winnipeg, MB||1992 Montreal, QC||1993 Ottawa, ON||1994 Edmonton, AB|
|1985 London, ON||1986||1987||1988 Saskatoon, SK||1989 Hamilton, ON|