Jesus Youth – Canada

Jesus Youth Canada National Conference

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the venue of the National Conference?

McMaster University located at 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8.

Friday, August 9th, 2024 starting at 8 am – Sunday, August 11th 5 pm

Linked in Christ based on the verse 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27 from the bible; One
Body, Many Parts.

February 17th 2024 at 6 pm EST.

Yes, a minimum non-refundable deposit of $100 (per submission) will be charged upon completion of the registration form. If you are a student you may take advantage of a limited time offer requiring only a $50 dollar deposit until May 1st!

  • Ages 0 – Years: $50
  • Ages 5 – 17 years: $100
  • Ages 18+ years (Students): $200 (only those enrolled part-time/ full-time in a post-secondary institution)
  • Ages 18+ years (Single Adult): $250
  • Family (Married Adult): $300 but may be eligible for discounts → See #15
  • For those flying from out of province, they will be given a discount for their registration.
  • For any Additional financial assistance please contact your local or regional team to see what options may be available for you.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at the McMaster Conference Center (Friday and Saturday) – Not applicable for families staying off site → See #15
  • Meal for 3 days during the conference
  • Parking for 3 days on-site during the conference – Not applicable for families staying off site → See #15
  • Entrance to all sessions for all 3 days

Options to have single or shared accommodations are only available for those 18+ and not registered as a family.

  • Single Accommodation: Private room with an en suite washroom for 1 person. This comes with an extra charge of $100, that will be charged at the time of registration **Due to limited availability, this is allocated on a first come, first serve basis
  • Shared accommodation: Shared bed or room with another young adult of the same gender. No extra charge is applied at the time of registration
  • Off site accommodation: See #15

The Early Bird advantage is the option to pay your registration fees in 3 easy
installments, as long as you register by May 31st. Beyond this date, no more options
to pay using an installment plan method will be available. Details of the installments
will be sent via email after the registration is submitted. For Early Birds, the
installment dates are May 1st, June 1st and July 1st.

Last day to pay the registration fees is July 1st, 2024

The last day to register for the conference is June 30th, 2024.

  • Yes! Family registration includes all of the following and they will be allocated the
    same room as well:
    Married couples
  • Parents with Children
      • Children 17 and younger can stay with their parents and MUST be included in the Family registration form.
      • Children 18 and older will need to register using the regular Young Adult registration form.
  • Families with older adults i.e. grandparents etc. can use this form as well.

Yes, they are most welcome to join us for the conference. Bishops and Priests will
be invited to concelebrate Mass. Priests will be requested to help with confessions
and spiritual guidance during the conference for those in need. Bishops, priests, religious communities and resources are asked to register using the Priests and Religious registration form.

Is the media waiver mandatory?

Families attending the conference are given two alternative options:
1. Stay Close to Venue: If you live within an hour’s drive from the venue, you can choose to stay at home with your family. Get a $250 discount on your family’s total regular registration fees by selecting this option. Also, after discount if your family’ total fees exceeds $650, then your entire family qualifies for a fixed registration fee of $650
2. Stay with Host Family: For those living further away, you can choose to stay with a host family that lives closer to Mcmaster University (Same discount as the first option applies. Transportation may be included if needed). Due to limited availability, this is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

All other participants are required to stay at McMaster throughout the duration of the conference. This will help ensure that everyone can fully experience the conference, with fewer obstacles preventing them from participating in all the planned activities and sessions.

Yes any requests for cancellations must be sent before July 1st, in order to receive a 100% refund excluding the $100 non-refundable deposit. There will be no refunds available after July 1st with the exception to transfer registration fees to another person(s) if available.

Yes, while children 2 years or younger stay with their parents throughout the conference, children that are 3 years old or older will be taken care of by the conference team.

Aside from families registering together, we can’t take such specific accommodation requests, however on the young adult registration form you do have the option to indicate your bed sharing preference with option listed to share a bed with someone from your own province.

  • The program schedule will cover the whole day and there will be many opportunities to have fellowship with all participants throughout the conference.
  • The schedule will have some slots where participants can choose what programs to attend. It is a packed weekend so make sure you are able to sleep well!
  • Quiet hours are from 11:00 p.m. (23:00) to 8:00 a.m. (8:00) every day. Guests are expected to keep noise to a minimum to be respectful of other guests. Excessive noise levels will not be tolerated.

Dietary restrictions will be considered and accommodated. Please make sure to add those details when you register.

Yes, you are most welcome to volunteer for the conference.
Please contact Anish Kurian 514-965-9700
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