National Annual General Meeting and Conference
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.
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 CUC Resolutions Process (pdf).
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.