Resources for Youth
Connect with other Canadian Youth
MyceliUUm Youth Network Gathering
Saturday, September 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
For Junior Youth and Youth (ages 12-19) and their Adult Advisors (25+)
The MyceliUUm is a large virtual gathering of any UU youth (14-19) and junior youth (12-13) in Canada who would like to attend, as well as their adult supporters (youth advisors, religious educators). These gatherings will occur 3-4 times each year, and last two hours each. The first half of the gathering will be devoted to a special activity such as community building games, worship, or leadership skills development. The second portion of the gathering will be an opportunity for youth to discuss issues that affect them and organize around these issues.
The MyceliUUm Youth Network includes an ongoing virtual community space using Discord. Our Discord server is a private, moderated space that has been designed according to the CUC’s Online Youth Safety Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about the MyceliUUm Discord, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This first Gathering will focus on Covenanting and discussing the 8th Principle Movement in Canada.
For more information, and to register, visit this CUC page.
Connect with other Youth of Colour
Rising Together: Youth and Emerging Adults of Colour
Every other month on the second Saturday, 3:30-5pm
Next Rising Together: Saturday, October 9
Where: Online, on Zoom
Who: Youth and Emerging Adults (14-24 year olds) of colour only
Registration: New attendees register by October 3; returning folks don’t need to re-register.
More information and registration: https://cuc.ca/events/rising-together-october-2021/1633797000/1633802400/
Led by Camellia Jahanshahi, a youth advisor of colour at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, this group gathers every two months for themed worship, discussions, and workshop-style activities.
Join us for a chance to meet other BIPOC Unitarian Universalists across Canada and nurture our community with the aim of affirming each other and ensuring we have a confident voice in the broader UU community.
All are welcome to join the newsletter mailing list to stay up to date with Rising Together. The newsletter is sent out once every two months to participants, their friends and family members, youth advisors, religious educators, ministers and others, regardless of racial/ethnic identity. Read and subscribe to the newsletter
Connect with other Trans Youth (and all ages)
Transgender / Non-Binary Gathering Space
The 4th Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 pm
Beginning September 28, 2021
Join the UPLIFT monthly gatherings focused on trans, nonbinary, and other not (completely or at all) cis UUs. Join us to connect with other trans/nonbinary UUs and co-create support and community across our faith. All you need to bring is yourself (and other trans/nonbinary friends, if you’d like)!
These gatherings focus on getting to know each other and on sharing our collective dreams, ideas, and talents for this space. Expansive definitions of trans, nonbinary, and UU all apply. If you are interested in this space, and you aren’t cisgender, it’s a space for you.
NOTE: This space is intentionally multi-generational. It is open to and welcoming of trans/nonbinary elders as well as children, youth, and young adults. Standard UUA online safety measures apply to ensure all people under 18 are able to attend. We’re glad to have you here!
For more information and to register, visit the UUA’s UPLIFT page
Learn about the 8th Principle
The concept of adding an 8th Principle, “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” originated in the United States.
Because Unitarian Universalist communities are self-governed, many congregations have already adopted this principle.
Members of the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) are discussing adopting an 8th Principle similar to the one above. Youth are invited and welcome to be part of the conversation. To read more, click here.
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