CanUUdle XVII (2017) – Trust the YUUth

CanUUdle Registration will open on January 31, 2018 

Save the Date for CanUUdle 2018!

When? Friday, May 18 at 5:00 pm – Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1 pm

Where? First Unitarian Church of Hamilton – Hamilton, Ontario (Haudensaunee and Anishnaabeg Territory)
Address: 170 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON

Who? Youth (14-20) and Advisors / Sponsors (25+)
Youth and advisors from the US are also welcome to attend CanUUdle!

New to youth cons? Unsure about attending CanUUdle? Please read our great nUUbie page to find out what other youth have said about their con experiences.

RSVP to our Facebook Event to see photos from last year’s CanUUdle, and stay up to date about registration, news from staff and more!
Check out the CanUUdle Instagram page (@canuudle) in the coming months for to meet the staff team and hear about new CanUUdle developments!

What’s CanUUdle all about?  CanUUdle is the annual youth con for Canadian UU youth who are 14-20 and their adult advisors. It’s a beautiful weekend where youth and adults create an amazing community, worship together, grow as spiritual beings and join in multigen activities. We will join with adults and children for multigen time at the CUC Conference, and with young adults for the bridging dinner and worship. 

It is sure to be a weekend full of fun, laughter, games, discussion, thought, and above all, love and friendship (the special kind that can only be found in the UU community!). 

Through the opportunities provided by being on the volunteer CanUUdle ‘staff’, teens from all four CUC regions have had the chance to learn valuable leadership skills and give back to the growing national youth community. In recent years CanUUdle has also become an event that celebrates bridging and has allowed for community building between bridging senior youth and young adults.  


Our staff team:

To be announced in January!
If you would like to apply to be on CanUUdle staff, visit the application page here.

Forms: In order to be fully registered, all youth must submit an Informed Consent Form. Youth and adults must provide a signed Congregational Involvement Form. This year, all forms can be signed online – it’s easy! After registering, go to the Forms Page.

Cost: 

Early Bird sliding scale (Feb 1 – March 31): $80 – $130
Regular sliding scale (April 1 – 28): $100 – $130
The registration fee includes all meals and accommodation (at the church) between Friday and Monday. Payment methods: online through PayPal or by phone with a credit card.

About Sliding Scale Pricing:

We are striving to make this gathering as financially accessible as possible – with a sliding scale fee and subsidies available.  Sliding scale fees are designed to allow participants to choose how much they are able to pay for registration. If you are unsure how much you should be paying, here are a few words about sliding scale to think about:

“When I pay more, I know that I am helping others to access the event. When I pay in the middle, I know I am helping the organizers cover costs. And when I pay at the bottom, I know I am letting my community hold me and support me. All of these are wonderful and acceptable ways of participating.” (source)
“Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities.” (source)

Use this “Green Bottle” chart to help you figure out which end of the scale you should be paying at (for youth who are financially supported by your family, please take these factors into account for your family’s financial situation):