The Office of Catholic Youth provides consulting, training, and resources in order to start-up and sustain strong parish youth ministry at the parish level. Forming secondary partnerships (school boards, lay associations, etc.) and running programs (i.e. Totus Tuus, conferences, retreats, etc.) to help bolster the youth ministries at the parish level by bringing in focused, energetic evangelization efforts.
What is Youth Ministry?
Canada’s largest conference for Catholic youth in grades 9-12. It is hosted by the Office of Catholic Youth (OCY) of the Archdiocese of Toronto, in collaboration with Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS). This weekend-long conference is held every summer, bringing together over 2,000 teens to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music and worship, the sacraments, and fellowship.Learn More
A Catholic summer camp full of exciting opportunities for children and teens to experience the joy of our faith in a fun day camp environment. Totus Tuus runs for five weeks from July to August. Parishes can register for one of these weeks in order to bring a team of 4 Totus Tuus missionaries to facilitate a summer camp in their parish.Learn More
A Catholic overnight adventure camp for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. The campers are given the opportunity to explore their faith, create new friendships, and have fun doing outdoor activities, such as kayaking, swimming and zip lining to name a few. It’s an experience they will never forget!Learn More
Our re:gen chastity missionaries witness to the truth and beauty of the Theology of the Body and share this teaching at classes, retreats and assemblies of grades 7-12 students. We present a variety of topics that focus on restoring our understanding of love, sexuality and chastity.Book Us
The Pastoral Plan encourages all parishes to “seriously consider hiring a youth minister.” The Family of Faith Campaign recognizes that “hiring staff may present significant challenges for parishes with fewer resources.” If you think your parish would benefit from this subsidy and are in a position of need, you might consider discussing this with your parish and finance councils. Part of the application will include the submission of a vision for youth ministry at your parish and a job description for a youth minister.Apply Now