Youth Synod/Youth Synod in Action (YS/YSA)

Youth Action

Youth Synod and Youth Synod in Action are annual events that happens over two sessions, gathering together 50-60 youth aged 13-21 in addition to a number of community volunteers.

Youth Synod is a meeting, or synod session, with motions prepared by participants, informed by their immersion experiences and issues or commitments with which they are passionate. Delegates commit to specific action and share their commitments with the wider diocese. On occasion delegates will also create motions that are eventually presented at diocesan synod.

Youth Synod in Action is a weekend event hosted at a parish in the diocese. During the weekend delegates will, gather, worship, pray, play and learn about social justice and social action initiatives and programs through immersion experiences. The immersion experiences change from year to year and reflect the community that is hosting YSA and the areas of justice delegates express an interest in learning more about.

Each parish is encouraged to be represented by an unlimited number of delegates; these delegates are invited to attend by the parish.

YSA: advocating for a world that reflects God's mission, love, hope, hospitality, inclusion and justice.

Congregational Support & Development Staff

Ms. Su McLeod

Program Consultant, Children, Youth & Family Ministry

905-527-1316 x430

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Ms. Jane Wyse

Senior Administrative Assistant

905-527-1316 x420

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Anglican Diocese of Niagara Youth Ministry

Anglican Diocese of Niagara - Youth Ministry



2017 Event Details

Session 2 - Youth Synod in Action - Immersion Experiences

  • Friday, October 20 (6:15pm) to Sunday, October 22 (12:00 noon)
  • Location: St. John's, Niagara Falls (3428 Portage Road)
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Session 2 Mailings

1st Mailing:

  • To be sent in September.



How to Apply

There is no application process for Youth Synod in Action. If you are interested in being a delegate to Youth Synod/Youth Synod in Action, please speak to your parish priest/youth worker who must register you. Participants must be appointed by the parish in order to participate at Youth Synod/Youth Synod in Action.

It is our hope that delegates will be able to attend both sessions but may also only attend one.


Attention Parish Priests/Youth Workers

To register your delegates for YS/YSA please forward their name, address, phone number, email address, birth date and age to Jane Wyse ASAP.



Delegates: $80 (parishes are billed directly for this program) Click for Financial Assistance



  • Su McLeod, Program Consultant, Children, Youth & Family Ministry
  • Bill Mous, Director of Justice, Community and Global Ministries
  • Jane Wyse, Senior Administrative Assistant



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2018 UNCSW

UNCSU Application Form


2018 Event Details

Session 1 - Youth Synod - Motion Debate

  • Friday, April 27 (6:15 pm) to Saturday, April 28 (4:30pm)
  • Location: Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton (252 James Street North)
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Session 2 - Youth Synod in Action - Immersion Experiences

  • Friday, October 12 (6:15pm) to Sunday, October 13 (12:00 noon)
  • Location: TBA