2018 Youth Forum delegates participate in a blanket exercise
2018 Youth Forum delegates participate in the KAIROS blanket exercise as part of their winter retreat. Credit: The United Church of Canada.

Winter Retreat

The General Council 44 Youth Forum planning team has decided to postpone the Winter Retreat, which was to be held in February 2021. Further information related to the retreat will be available in early 2021; please stay tuned to this website for more information.

Feel free to contact staff listed on the Become a Delegate page regarding the process for becoming a delegate for the Indigenous Circle or for your region.

During the Youth Forum Winter Retreat, delegates engage in experiential learning activities to help them become more aware of the current structure of the church, how policies and proposals are developed and submitted, and how decisions are made by the General Council. The weekend includes worship, workshops, and community fun.

This gathering is typically comprised of four youth delegates from each of the 16 regional councils and four youth selected by the Indigenous Circle. Delegates are normally elected at regional youth forums or other youth bodies or gatherings of the regions.