Youth Advisor Training

February 7 – 8, 2020
Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Shore Unitarian Church
370 Mathers Ave
West Vancouver, BC
V7S 1H3

Pulling together a youth advising team for a congregation takes intentionality, balance, and creativity. Adapting to the changing, dynamic needs of our youth is a central tenant of any effective youth program that we can offer.

During this workshop, we’ll have an opportunity to:

• look at the foundations of good programming;
• reflect on the role of advisors in a youth group;
• consider what youth empowerment means;
• examine the characteristics of a healthy youth group;
• consider the importance of youth group in the congregation; and lastly,
• discuss the challenges that face youth.

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The Rev. Samaya Oakley, Minister, South Fraser Unitarian Congregation

The Rev. Samaya Oakley serves as the Minister for the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation. After attending the North ShoreUnitarian Church, she quickly became active continentally through the Youth Office of the UUA. Samaya became a trainer for the Leadership Development and Spirituality Development modules. She was also a facilitator and part of the Training of Trainers for the Advisor Trainings and Advanced Advisor Trainings. She also is a facilitator for all levels of the Our Whole Lives program, and a trainer for the Elementary and Youth trainings. She became a part of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guides – five age-appropriate reflection guides for use in Canadian UU congregations. The reflection guides are focused on how the Indian Residential School system, colonization, and systemic racism have impacted the Indigenous peoples of Canada. She has recently completed three years as President of the UU Ministers of Canada, a chapter of the UUMA and currently sits on the Eliot Institute Board of Trustees as well as the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) as their Vice-President.

To register, click HERE.

Registration and logistics: Lynn Sabourin (604-926-1621 or
Content: Samaya Oakley (

Please note that this is not a CUC event.