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Youth Ministry

Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee

Get to know your BYMC chair and area youth coordinators.

  • Committee Chair (BYMC) – Jillian Ruch
  • Trent-Durham – Cormac Culkeen, Area Youth Coordinator
  • York-Credit Valley – Alexandra McIntosh, Area Youth Coordinator
  • York-Scarborough – Jillian Ruch (York) & Ian Physick (Scarborough), Area Youth Coordinators
  • York-Simcoe – Amy de Sousa, Area Youth Coordinator


To get in touch with BYMC, contact Jillian Ruch at

On Facebook? Like Anglican Diocese of Toronto Youth to stay in touch! We’re also on Instagram at @torontoanglicanyouth.

Events & programs

Youth retreats and programs are geared towards students in Grades 6-12, as well as first-year college and university students.


Open to youth age 13-18 and their leaders from all episcopal areas! Empowering youth to live our their faith in their communities, Interface is a hands-on social justice workshop exploring questions like: What does this have to do with my faith in Jesus? How can I help bring about a change? Isn’t this issue too big for me to have an impact?


Empowering youth leaders in their context. Our May 2018 event at Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre focused on youth ministry, with a special workshop on the Enneagram.

Recharge retreat

Once a year we come together for our annual ReCharge youth retreat, empowering youth to deepen their relationship with God and each other. The retreat is for youth in Grades 6-12. During the weekend, we enjoy a range of contemporary and traditional worship, which lets us experience the great diversity the Anglican Church has to offer!


Retreat consent & waiver forms – two forms for EVERY participant (youth and leaders)

  1. Diocesan Consent & Waiver
  2. Muskoka Woods Waiver

Youth Ministry Apprenticeship Program (YMAP)

YMAP is meant to equip and prepare potential leaders for a youth ministry position in the Diocese. Leaders will learn not in a classroom, but by doing actual youth ministry. If you have a passion for working with young people and a desire to grow in your faith, this is the perfect program for you! Or if your parish wants to create a sustainable youth ministry, this is a great place to start!


To learn more, read the YMAP brochure. For more information, contact Cormac Culkeen at or Alexandra McIntosh at