FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT PARTICIPANTS
TORONTO CONFERENCE 94th ANNUAL MEETING
May 25th – 27th, 2018
The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place in Midland, Ontario.
Youth and Young Adults will gather on Thursday, May 24th at St. Paul’s United Church, 308 King Street, Midland, ON.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, March 16, 2018
All youth and young adult participants will stay at Super 8, 1144 Hugel Ave, Midland ON L4R 0B1. 705-526-8288
Participants will be paired with a room-mate. Room-mate assignments will be made by the organizers and will not be changed unless there are extraordinary circumstances. Security is provided during the night. Program leaders will also be staying on site and available if needed for emergencies, illness or disciplinary problems.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
This year there will be a bus travelling from Toronto with pick-up location in Barrie to ensure that all youth and young adults have transportation to the meeting. The bus will leave Toronto at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24th to arrive in Midland in time for lunch and participation in a workshop on diversity. Bus registration and pickup times will be made available once you have been selected as a participant in youth and young adults at conference.
Also new this year, the Youth and Young Adult program will extend to Sunday, May 27 for a time of visioning and and community building. Transportation home will be provided to the same locations in Barrie and Toronto. Participants will need to arrange their own way to these drop off locations. If you choose not to travel by bus, travel will be the responsibility of the parents (Participants 18 and older may make their own travel arrangements).
We will travel daily to and from the annual meeting by bus.
Toronto Conference Annual Meeting is being held at:
ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 308 King Street, Midland, ON.
IF EMERGENCY INFO AND/OR DROP OFF INFO CHANGES PRIOR TO THURSDAY, May 24th, PLEASE NOTIFY THE CONFERENCE OFFICE 416-241-2677, ext. 6241.
CELL PHONE NUMBERS FOR LEADERSHIP WILL BE PROVIDED AT REGISTRATION SHOULD THE PICK UP INFORMATION CHANGE DUE TO AN EMERGENCY.
Youth at Conference 2018 Behavioural Covenant
As a participant in the Toronto Conference 43rd Annual General Meeting Youth at Conference Program, I will participate in following the standards described here and the standards that will be collectively created when the Youth at Conference 2018 youth gathers.
Community in Action
When a group names and agrees to its shared responsibilities, it takes ownership and pride in creating a responsible and caring event by setting standards that are agreeable to all.
Living in Solidarity & Building Healthy Connections
Living in solidarity means that we will recognize our responsibility for helping to build a strong community .
Certain behaviours contribute to the health of a community, while others can be unsafe and can create unhealthy tensions and breakdown in community.
As a participant of Youth at Conference 2018, I will celebrate the incredible diversity of the participants, and strive to not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, culture, colour, sexual orientation, gender identity,
abilities, age, class and theological beliefs. I will work towards making Youth at Conference 2018 free of discrimination and exclusion.
We are not alone. Thanks be to God.
I commit to upholding these standards for the duration of the Youth at Conference 2018 program, including travel to and from its location. I understand that should I fail to adhere to these standards I may be removed from participation in the group and/or required to return home at my own/family's expense.
Parent’s Consent and Authorization for all Persons 17 years of age and younger (to be signed by Parent/Guardian)
This application should be submitted online and the Nomination Form also submitted online by the Chair (or designate) of your Community of Faith by Friday, March 16, 2018.
For further information, please contact:
Rev. Kerrie Perry
Minister for Community and Connection
Northern Presbytery, Toronto Conference
1-800-446-4729, ext. 6241