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Stronger Together 2016

Resourcing Dioceses to Build Sustainable Youth Ministry

IMG_7225Stronger Together is an annual gathering of youth ministry professionals and volunteers in the Anglican Church of Canada who are responsible for coordinating youth ministry at a diocesan level, whether staff member, volunteer, chair of diocesan youth ministry committee or task force, etc.

The sixth annual event, Stronger Together 2016 will take place from 9:00 am Thursday, Sep 29 – 8:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016 at Loyola House/Ignatius Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Travel days are Sep 28 and Oct 1.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN LATE JULY.

In 2016, our agenda includes:

  • Story sharing and evaluation of CLAY and GS 2016.
  • Educational component: Youth, Gender and Identity, with guest facilitator, Deirdre Pike.
  • Participating in visioning for optimum youth ministry support and structures into the future.
  • Opportunity to network and share ideas/support/encouragement with colleagues.
  • Continuing the work on a collaborative project to develop recommended standards for youth ministry employment and best practices. Led by Leslie Giddings.

Accommodations, meals and program costs are covered by the General  Synod for up to two people per diocese.  Dioceses cover the cost of travel and a $50.00 registration fee.  Local transportation to and from the airport is provided at no cost on the travel dates (Sep 28 and Oct 1).  Book travel to any of the following:

  • Toronto Pearson airport,
  • Hamilton airport
  • Kitchener-Waterloo airport
  • Guelph VIA Rail/GO/Greyhound stations
  • Aldershot (Burlington) GO/VIA Rail station

Travel to Billy Bishop (Toronto Island) airport is also possible – please enquire about local travel for this option before booking.

 

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The chapel at Loyola House. Brian Carwana from “Encounter World Religions” lead the educational session at ST 2015. In 2016, guest speaker Deirdre Pike will lead a workshop on gender, identity and youth.

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Food is exceptional at Loyola House, with a wide variety of fresh local farm produce and home made breads featured on the menu. Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian options are also served.

For information or questions, please contact:

Judy   < [email protected] >

or

Laura < [email protected] >

Judy Steers

About Judy Steers

Judy Steers is the Coordinator for Youth Initiatives for the Anglican Church of Canada. Since 1999, she has also been the program director of the “Ask & Imagine” youth theology and leadership program at Huron University College. Her ministry has included camping ministries, consulting and teaching, parish ministry and she is a trainer with Godly Play Canada. Whenever possible she engages her passions for singing, drumming, outdoor adventure, off-the-wall ideas and whimsical creativity into her life and ministry working with teens and young adults, including two of her own.
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