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Bahá’ís in Ontario come from diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to the promotion of a global society that reconciles the spiritual and material aspects of life.

This site strengthens the flow of stories and information amongst Baha’is and those working alongside them throughout Ontario, advancing understanding and empowering individuals and communities.

To learn more about the Bahá’í Faith’s teachings, principles and history, please visit the official site of the Bahá’í World Centre at www.bahai.org. To learn about the Bahá’í Community of Canada, visit www.bahai.ca.

Ontario Youth Conference June 2024

FAQ

Join us June 29th and 30th! The venue will be confirmed by email as soon as possible, but is tentatively arranged at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. 
 
Final details will be shared by email in the coming weeks about the agenda, but please plan for a 9am start time on Saturday and a 5pm end time on Sunday. You are also welcome to arrive on Friday any time before 8:00pm. The program ends at 9:30pm on Saturday and resumes at 9:00am on Sunday, June 30th until 5:00pm – if you will not be staying over night, please plan your transportation around this timing.

Arrangements for the venue, food, accommodations, and transportation are being made to meet the needs of youth from across the province. Every participant is asked to pay a minimum registration fee of $30. The actual cost of the conference per participant is approximately $175 and we welcome the contributions of all who are able to offer more than the minimum amount. All registration payments should be made by e-transfer and should include the participant(s) full name and city in the transfer details. E-transfer to council@ontariobahai.org

All youth born in the years 1999 to 2009 are welcome to register.

If you are younger than 18, your parents will need to sign the consent form before your registration is approved. The consent form will be emailed to all under-18 participants in early June.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner will be provided on Saturday. Light snacks will be available between meals. There are several restaurants and coffee shops (e.g., Tim Hortons, Starbucks) within walking distance as well.

Yourself and your friends! You can also bring a reusable water bottle for use during the conference. Musical instruments and cultural clothing or other contributions to the conference environment are also welcome!

Dorm rooms are available for overnight stays on Friday and/or Saturday. Towels and bedding are provided. If you might need to stay overnight, please check that box on the form and the organizers will contact you to make arrangements. 

Parents and older siblings (born before 1999) are welcome to make their own arrangements to be in Waterloo during the conference. Volunteers are welcome and much appreciated – if a parent or older sibling would like to volunteer during the conference, they can contact the organizers at council@ontariobahai.org.

Plans are being made for bussing and carpooling from across Ontario. Please connect with your Auxiliary Board member or Local Spiritual Assembly if you need a ride or contact council@ontariobahai.org

Free parking will be available in designated lots on Laurier’s campus. More information will be provided closer to the date.

An unprecedented series of global conferences is taking place, exploring the inherent oneness of humanity and a universal call to work for the betterment of the world.

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