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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 assist in the evangelization of young people by providing consulting, training, and resources to start-up and sustain strong youth, campus and young adult ministry at the parish (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 host diocesan events: conferences, camps, retreats, etc., and collaborate with diocesan offices, school boards, lay associations, religious communities etc., that strengthen youth, campus and young adult ministries.

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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“Doing things FOR God is good. But doing things WITH God is transformative.” - John MacMullen dropping truth bombs left and right #ymtd2019 @JohnMacLT
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Youth Ministry Certification

In partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive youth ministry certificate program.

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Steubenville Toronto 2020

Group registration for Steubenville Toronto 2020 opens on January 15 - don't miss out!

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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