Youth Ministries in the Anglican Church of Canada seeks to support the work of youth leaders across the country, consult with Dioceses on issues relating to Youth Ministry, and help the Church vision for a future that dynamically engages youth and young adults.

The Animator for Youth Ministry, in collaboration with the Youth Secretariat coordinates an annual Gathering of Diocesan, Deanery or Parish based youth workers to network and engage in issues relating to youth and the church. Stronger Together happens in different parts of the country in different years to help encourage participation. The General Synod pays for meals, accommodation, and program costs and the Diocese or Parish is responsible for travel costs. The Youth Secretariat sets the theme of the gathering annually. Previous themes have looked at Youth and Mental Health, and exploring Vocation/Baptismal Call with young people.

The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) Gathering is a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church in Canada bringing together youth age 14-19 years old and their leaders for programming related to a certain theme.

The National Youth Project (NYP) is a program led by the ELCIC and the ACC to engage young people in a particular issue related to peace and justice.

For more information on any of these programs, please be in touch with the Animator for Youth Ministries –

Sheilagh McGlynn
[email protected]
416-924-9199 ext. 287