Canadian Unitarian Council

The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) is the national body for Unitarian Universalists in Canada and is a member of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists. It is run by a board of trustees with representatives from congregations in each region.

The CUC is divided into four regions: British Columbia, Western (Alberta to Thunder Bay, Ontario), Central (between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Kingston, Ontario), and Eastern (Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario and eastward).

Member congregations are served by Service Consultants, Congregational Networkers, and a series of other committees. There are three Congregational Development Consultants-- one for the British Columbia and Western regions, one for the Central region, and one for the Eastern region.

Each year the CUC holds its Annual Conference and Meeting (ACM) in a different Canadian city. The 2015 ACM will take place in Ottawa May 15-17. Grand River Unitarian Congregation budgets up to $1000 each to support our four delegates to the CUC Annual Meeting, held on May 15 this year, as well as the rest of the conference. Anyone may attend the conference May 16-17. The four delegates for 2015, confirmed at GRU's February 22 Annual General Meeting, will be Jessica Bayne, Janis Collins, Tui Torrie, and Kristen Wilson. The delegates will be available before the meeting to discuss the resolutions to be considered at this year's meeting, and will share their experiences of the ACM after they return.

Our minister, Rev. Jessica Rodela, gave the sermon at the opening celebration of the 2012 Annual Conference and Meeting of the CUC in 2012.