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Youth and Young Adults

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Cindy Brownlee, Team Lead of YaYa RT

YaYa RT Members:

Responsibilities of the YaYa RT:

To plan for opportunities for youth and young adults within the bounds of the Regional Council to gather and to encourage participation in denominational opportunities while facilitating and supporting existing regional youth activities already active.


  • To support youth and young adult networks;
  • To plan for intentional ways of engaging youth and young adults in ministry and mission;
  • To keep the region informed about YaYa activities through publicity;
  • To support and publicize funding opportunities for youth and young adult ministry activities;
  • To support camping programs as a ministry to youth, young adults and families;
  • To provide opportunity for youth to connect and build community with one another and to encourage and facilitate building networks and connections with local and regional youth, as well as with other regions;
  • To encourage gatherings for local and regional youth and young adults within their own communities and in the wider Church community;
  • To support existing regional ministries, activities, programs and events for youth and young adults;
  • To support and enable leadership development;

Staff Support

Melody Duncanson-Hales

Melody Duncanson-Hales

Minister, Community of Faith Support

Phone: 1-833-236-0281 Ext. 4

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from home

Role: Melody provides support for the region by encouraging and connecting communities of faith as they adapt and experiment in changing times.

Contact Melody about: Community Ministries, Congregational Finance, Covenants, Grants, Property, and Transitions - amalgamations, collaboration, closures.

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Jeffrey Dale

Jeffrey Dale

Minister, Justice and Faith Formation

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6773

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council and Shining Waters Regional Council
Location: Teleworks and works from Shining Waters Regional Council office

Role: Jeffrey encourages and connects communities of faith with matters of faith and justice and the regional council in youth and young adult ministry and matters of faith formation and liaises with the General Council in this regard.

Contact Jeffrey about: Camping Ministries; Faith Formation; Guaranteed Income; Harm Reduction; Homelessness; Poverty; Social and Eco-justice; Worship and Music; Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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