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THE OFFICE OF CATHOLIC YOUTH (OCY) IS FOCUSED ON CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIPS AND PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO MINISTER TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PARISH COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO IN ONTARIO, CANADA.

Primary Mission

To provide consulting, training, and resources to start-up and sustain strong parish youth ministry at the parish level, and young adult ministry at the parish and local level.

Our vision is to form youth and young adults into Christian leaders who come to know Christ, deepen their relationship with Him, and are transformed into one of His faith-filled disciples - evangelize, gather, catechize, and send forth.

Secondary Mission

To form partnerships with school boards, lay associations, etc. and run programs like Totus Tuus, EDGE Camp, conferences, retreats, etc. to help bolster the youth and young adult ministries at the parish and local levels by bringing in focused, energetic evangelization efforts.

Our area of focus for youth is defined as tweens and teens ages 11 to 17. Our area of focus for young adults is defined as students and young professionals ages 18-35.

Our work is never done

While our office is funded by ShareLife, we can't help but dream about how much more we could be doing! If you would like to assist us in ministering to youth and young adults throughout the Archdiocese, please use the button below. We are very grateful for your support.

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Become a Volunteer

Giving your time to help inspire young people can be very rewarding.

If you are looking to become involved with youth ministry or young adult ministry on a volunteer basis, please contact us and we can put you in touch with our area contacts. While there are volunteer opportunities from time to time in our office, the majority of opportunities arise in individual parishes.

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Ministry

Youth Ministry

We work with parishes throughout the Archdiocese to support and assist them in their mission of ministering to youth ranging in age from 11 to 18.

Young Adult Ministry

We work with parishes, campus ministries, and our own growing network of young adult leaders in an ongoing effort of ministering to students and young professionals ages 18-35.

Young Catholic Missionaries

We recruit and form young adults, creating young Catholic missionaries who go out in the world to evangelize. Our first program, RE:Generation seeks to build a culture of life.

Youth Ministry Subsidy

We have developed a process for parishes to apply to receive financial support through our Family of Faith Youth Ministry Subsidy.

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Subsidy Application Process

UPDATE! Thank you to parishes who have applied for the subsidy. We will continue to accept applications and hold them until our next review period. For application information, please click below.

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Youth Ministry Training Day

This day is designed for adults who minister to youth. The deadline to register for our annual Training Day is September 1.

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Teen Training Day

This day is designed for teens who minister to younger youth in their parish. Two locations to choose from! Click below to register today.

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YM Regional Liaisons

We are happy to inform you of a new initiative and introduce our Youth Minsitry Regional Liaisons: meet Maria, Courtney, Shelly, and Dave.

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Renew Toronto Conference

We are happy to be hosting our first ever Renew Toronto Conference for young adults on October 13, 2018. Registration is now open.

Upcoming Events

If you would like your event listed on our site, please send us an email with the needed info. For more details on any event listed here, please click on the event title.

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