CanUUdle XXIV: CONstellations ~ Exploring the UUniverse

Friday, May 17 at 6:00 pm MT  – Monday, May 20 at 12:00 pm MT (Unitarian Church of Edmonton(3.5 days)

Save the date! CanUUdle is happening in Edmonton, Alberta from May 17-20th, 2024! 

CanUUdle is the annual national conference for Unitarian Universalist youth (ages 14-19) and their adult advisors (25+). 

​​It’s a beautiful weekend where youth and adults create an amazing community, worship together, grow as spiritual beings, and join in multigen activities. CanUUdle attendees stay overnight at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton from Friday to Monday. 


The theme chosen by CanUUdle Staff this year is CONstellations: Exploring the UUniverse!
Check back for more details on the theme and schedule over the next few months. 

 Staff Team 

 CanUUdle is planned and run by an amazing volunteer team of youth and adults. These are your CanUUdle Staff for 2024: 

  • Co-Deans: Leo Malcom (Vancouver) and Siobhan Fichtner-Jack (Saskatoon) 
  • Worship Coordinators: Rose Chernoff (Vancouver), Esmé Demers (Vancouver)
  • Activities Coordinators: Mairi Kwan (Vancouver), Harper Fountain-Stevens (Vancouver)
  • Chalice Circle Coordinators: Matthew Dalley (Surrey), Laura Yee (Vancouver)
  • Community Captain: Percy Bomford Moore (Richmond)
  • Social Media Coordinator: Aria O’Neil (Kitchener)
  • Youth Chaplain: Stevie Irvine (Bend, Oregon) 
  • Adult Chaplains: Yvette Salinas (Montreal) and Tim Murphy (Indianapolis) 
  • Advisors’ Advisor: Carter Mahoney (Victoria) 
  • CanUUdle Coordinator – CUC Staff: Alex Okrainetz (Vancouver) 

There will be opportunities for others to contribute to the con in small yet important ways, such as facilitating small groups (Chalice Circles) and leading short energy breaks with a stretch, a song, or something silly! Look for the sign-ups on your registration form.  

Adult Advisors 

 CanUUdle is for advisors, too! Learn more about what’s involved with being an adult advisor at this con on the Adult Advisors page. Adult Advisors need to have a Congregational Involvement Form submitted on their behalf by a church staff or board member. 

Our host site: the Unitarian Church of Edmonton 

 We are very grateful to the Edmonton Unitarians for hosting us and providing volunteer support! 

 Costs for CanUUdle are kept low because our accommodations are not fancy – we will be sleeping in the church building! Most of us will sleep on the floor, so bring your own bedding. A few couches are available for those who need them. Those who live locally are welcome to sleep at home. 

Bridging Events & Chorus 

Chorus is the sibling conference for young adults (18-35 year olds) that happens alongside CanUUdle. At some point during the weekend, CanUUdlers and Choristers will get together to mark the important transition of bridging, when members of our communities move between youth and young adulthood, as well as those who are entering the youth community and those ageing out of the young adult community. These events include a special catered dinner and activities for bridging youth to get to know the young adults, as well as the Bridging Ceremony. 

Advisors who are within the YA age range (25-35) are also welcome to attend these events. Youth who would like to bridge this year should indicate this on their registration form. Bridging is about life stage, not age – you are welcome to bridge as many times as feels right for you. 

Online Participation 

CanUUdle is an in-person event. However, the Leadership Hour and the Bridging Ceremony will be livestreamed, and the MyceliUUm Youth Network Discord server will be active, as always. 

Contact Alex at if you would like to be sent the links to the livestreamed sessions. 

 MyceliUUm Network

Your CanUUdle registration also serves as a registration for the MyceliUUm Youth Network of Canada, which is a year-round online UU youth community. Participants will be invited to join the protected Discord server, and will be invited to join in online events periodically throughout the year. Read more about this CUC program. If you wish to opt out, simply contact

 Cost & Financial Support

Registration is offered on a sliding scale, from $85 – $175. The cost per person to run this event is $130. If you are able to pay more than the middle tier, your contribution helps to cover the cost for those who cannot pay as much. 

Additionally, subsidies are available to help with registration and travel costs. Learn more about the Dawning Future Youth and Young Adult Subsidy Fund. Applications must be received by April 17th. 


Learn more about CanUUdle 

RSVP to the Facebook event (coming soon) to see updates! Follow the CanUUdle Instagram page (@canuudle) to meet the staff team and hear about new CanUUdle developments! 

While it is very unlikely this event will be cancelled, we always recommend booking travel that is refundable or exchangeable when possible. 


Alex Okrainetz is our CanUUdle Coordinator, a contract staff position that supports con planning and logistics. Contact Alex about anything related to the CanUUdle program and logistics.

Casey Stainsby is the CUC Youth and Young Adult Ministry staff who supports youth and young adult programs and events. Contact Casey with questions about the registration process, forms, age range, rules and policies. 


Registration open until May 1st