CUC National Symposium 2023:
Friday, May 19 – Sunday, 21, 2023

Now more than ever we need to come together to strengthen our connections, kindle hope, and move forward in love. 

In the spring of 2023, the Canadian Unitarian Council and First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, invite you to a national symposium. Join us in person in Ottawa or online to renew your spirit, reconnect with friends, and celebrate what it means to be Unitarian Universalist (UU).

You may have noticed that we are referring to this event as a symposium, not a conference. That’s because it will be organized around a single issue rather than a general theme. Through engaging presentations, rich discussions, and worship, we will explore our newest principle, which calls us “to dismantle racism and systemic barriers to full inclusion in ourselves and our institutions.”

Maury Prevost, lead for the Host Team, sends you all a warm invitation: “On behalf of the Host Team, the hosting First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, and our collaborators at the UU Fellowship of Ottawa, I invite you to come to Ottawa in person to join us for the events over the May long weekend of 2023. Although we can’t promise that the tulips will be at their best for the long weekend, spring will be well underway and the Tulip Festival should run May 12-22 in 2023. With spring flowers, national museums, many parks, and other activities in Canada’s capital city, it is a good time of year to visit Ottawa, so you may wish to extend your stay before or after the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) events.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Ottawa and we equally look forward to welcoming online participants.”

Young adults will have their own gathering, Chorus, alongside the Symposium. The youth con, CanUUdle, will also take place concurrently on the campus of the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. 

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, May 19th, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm ET, and will have online and in-person participation.

Please read the information on the Symposium website before registering.

Volunteers Needed!

The CUC’s national gatherings needs many, many people working together to organize and execute. Let us know if you’d be willing to help with the National Symposium in Ottawa from May 19 – 21, 2023. Volunteers are needed in different areas, so fill in this form to tell us how and when you’d like to be involved (feel free to share the link!)

Questions? Email 

Registration open until May 1