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October 2015

Western Region Youth Con – 2015

October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres
Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A7 Canada
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Winnie the Puuh Con We would like to welcome any UU youth from age 12-20 to come spend the weekend in the 100 acer wood with Pooh and his friends. We will be talking about how Pooh and his friends all have such diverse personalities and characteristics yet they all support and accept each other, which is what inspired us to spend some of this weekend exploring the different aspect of mental health and wellness as well as the theme…

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Atlantic Cluster “Mini-Con”

October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton, 874 York St
Fredericton, , NB E3B 3R8 Canada
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Youth from UFF are excited about meeting other youth! On Saturday, you have the choice of attending one of the Hearts and Hands workshop streams or taking part in relaxed creative activities. There will be evening activities and space to sleep overnight or talk on both Friday and Saturday. For more information, contact Jo-Anne Elder-Gomes (eldergomes@yahoo.com) Fee $35 Registration closes Oct. 12 For youth ages 14 – 20. Permission Forms All participants must fill in and send in permission forms…

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Central and Eastern Region “RainboUU Con”

October 23, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Kingston Unitarian Fellowship, 206 Concession St
Kingston, ON K7K 2B5 Canada
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$15 - $40

We welcome you to an exciting weekend of spiritual growth, meeting awesome youth and exploring what we all believe. We will connect over awesome sports, solitude, arts and exploration workshops and build new friendships and communities. Once again we'll be having an optional trip to Fort Fright, a haunted house that everyone who went had a lot of fun at last year. For more information contact - Co-Deans Neal Cameron or Sage Drake at: rainbouucon@gmail.com if you have any questions.…

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May 2016

Sr. High OWL Weekend for Youth

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough, 775 Weller St
Peterborough, ON Canada
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We are very excited to announce that Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough will be hosting the next OWL in this region for youth in grades 10-12; the first time that UFP will be hosting this OWL level.

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CanUUdle XVI

May 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - May 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T1 Canada
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Registration is now open for CanUUdle XVI in Vancouver, BC! CanUUdle is the annual Unitarian Universalist youth conference of the Canadian Unitarian Council. It is a three-day-long social and business conference that runs in parallel with the CUC’s National Conference in May. Started in 2001, CanUUdle has been instrumental in fostering a national Canadian youth community. It has provided an important opportunity for youth from across Canada to come together en masse to build friendships, worship together and grow in their faith and capacity…

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October 2016

Central Region Fall Gathering 2016

October 29, 2016
Grand River Unitarian Congregation, 299 Sydney St. S.
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 3V8 Canada
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$25 - $75

** REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT MIDNIGHT ** Register Now! For a day of workshop streams on music, leadership, and UU identity - youth welcome! Registration includes lunch. Online registration extended to Oct 27. Youth & Young adult registration: $25 or Pay What You Can Early bird registration (Until October 1st): $60 Regular registration (after October 1st): $75 Jr. Youth stream: Cancelled due to low registration Schedule: 9:30 a.m.    Registration and coffee 10:00 a.m.  Welcoming and Gathering Worship 10:45 a.m.…

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November 2016

BC Fall Youth Con

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Ave.
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7S 1H3 Canada
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$55

SoUUl Food At this year’s Unitarian Universalist Youth BC Regional Fall Con, we will be exploring how food is intertwined with our identity, spirituality, and social justice. Dates: Friday, November 11 @ 5pm – Sunday, November 13 @ 1pm Click here for more information and registration.    

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February 2017

Youth Summer Seminary

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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$475

A weeklong program for UU youth who are exploring the possibility of becoming UU religious professionals. The program offers youth the opportunity to explore their call to ministry in all its forms, learn about life as a religious professional, and connect with other youth considering ministry, religious education and other religious professional career paths.

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March 2017

Peer Chaplain Training

March 3 - March 5
UU Church of Amherst, 6320 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221 United States
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$85

Open to youth (14-18), young adults (18-35) and youth advisors (25+) $85 USD - register by February 24

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PNWD Chaplain Training

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - March 5 @ 11:00 am EST
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97317 United States
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$120

Learn about youth con chaplaincy, peer support and peer listening. Open to youth and advisors. $120 - register by February 19

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Toronto OWL Con

March 24 - March 26
First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario M4V1P7 Canada
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$40

Open to youth 14-20 and their advisors, this weekend youth con is a great way to learn about sexuality education through the Our Whole Lives high school curriculum. Registration, details and contact info can be found here RSVP to the Facebook event for updates

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April 2017

UU-UNO Spring Seminar: Arm in Arm: Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet

April 6 - April 8
$260 - $400

The spring seminar is a multigenerational event with a youth component - it’s a great opportunity to learn about a current issue, work with other UUs to take action, and get to know the United Nations Office!

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PNWD Spring Con

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - April 9 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Camp Collins, 3001 SE Oxbow Pkwy
Gresham, OR 97080 United States
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$100 - $120

Youth con open to youth aged 14-18 and their advisors in the Pacific North-West District of the UUA. $100 before March 8 or $120 USD until March 22

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May 2017

CanUUdle XVII

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - May 22 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804 119 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 3P2 Canada
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TBD

CanUUdle XVII is being hosted by the Unitarian Church of Edmonton on the May 2017 long weekend. The CanUUdle national youth conference is at the heart of our national UU youth community, building friendships and developing leadership skills for our UU world. Last year over 80 youth and advisors participated in Vancouver. Find more information and registration here.

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June 2017

Meaning Makers

June 7 - June 11
UBarU Camp and Retreat Center, 277 UBarU Drive
Mountain Home, TX 78058 United States
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$200

Meaning Makers is a year long spiritual development program for young Unitarian Universalists (UUs) between 18 and 24 years old. Through in-person retreats, virtual small group ministry and mentorship, emerging adults will explore the central questions “Who am I and how can I live my Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith in the world?”

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July 2017

OWL Facilitator Training – High school (7-9/10-12)

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - July 16 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Become a facilitator for Our Whole Lives sexuality education - Junior High and High School Level Location: Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation - 79 Hiawatha - Toronto, ON Cost: $250 per person - includes 3 meals Trainers: Monica Bennett & Neal den Hollander Open to: CUC or UUA-affiliated congregations, and outside organizations including United Church of Canada ** There will also be an elementary level OWL training at the same location on July 7-9. Please visit cuc.ca/owl-facilitator-training/ for more information and to register. 

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Pacific Western Region Goldmine Leadership School

July 21 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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TBD

Goldmine is an intensive seven-day school for youth where students will: Learn to better leaders and communicators Explore paths of worship and practice creating and leading worship services Work together on a service project Develop a personal credo Share and collaborate in small groups Deepen knowledge of Unitarian Universalists’ challenging religious heritage and values Hone leadership skills to better help heal our world

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Thrive Youth East

July 26 - July 30
Unitarian UNiversalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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$325

Thrive is a leadership school for youth of colour who are high school aged. It’s an amazing opportunity connect with other youth of colour, explore identity and justice issues, and learn how you can take action for racial justice in these strange and difficult times.

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August 2017

Thrive Youth West

August 3 - August 7
East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd Street
Belleview, WA United States
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$325

Thrive is a leadership school for youth of colour who are high school aged. It’s an amazing opportunity connect with other youth of colour, explore identity and justice issues, and learn how you can take action for racial justice in these strange and difficult times.

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Unicamp Youth Weekend

August 5 - August 7
Unicamp of Ontario, 638159 Prince of Wales Rd.
Honeywood, ON L0N 1H0 Canada
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$50

Come join us at the Unicamp Youth Weekend for lots of fun and outdoor activities! Open to all high school age participants (grades 9 -12 including those entering grade 9 in the fall) and their youth advisors. This weekend is an opportunity to participate in workshops, foster friendships, and explore the power of coming together as a Unitarian Universalist Community. If youth are planning to attend this program without a youth advisor from their congregation, please contact Unicamp so that…

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Here you will find a curated listing specially compiled with Canadian Youth in mind, and is an attempt to include as many cluster, regional, and national Youth related conferences, trainings and other events as possible. It also might include Cons and trainings happening in the northern United States as well.

The listings in the Calendar are not exhaustive, but are updated on an ongoing basis, as events are developed and advertised, so please check back periodically.

  • If you are organizing a cluster or regional event for youth and would like your event listed here, please contact youth@cuc.ca to have your event added.
  • Subsidies from the CUC are available to help (Canadian) youth and youth advisors with registration and travel costs associated with attending events of these kind.

***unless noted otherwise, all events listed are for Youth ages 14 – 20

If you have questions or concerns about youth guidelines, age ranges or arrangements about youth events, please contact youth@cuc.ca.