- When: Sat. Aug. 11 at 4:00 p.m. to Sat. Aug. 18 at noon
- Where: Carleton University, Ottawa
Visitors are welcome to observe the work of the 41st General Council
- Visitors may sit in the designated visitors' area in the Council meeting and observe the work of the Council. This will give you a firsthand experience of all of the business, worship and proceedings of the 41st General Council 2012.
- As a visitor you do not have the ability to vote or to address the court but you will be able to hear and see much of the conversation and debate.
- Limited seating is available for visitors to observe during the times the Commissioners are working in commissions
- Should you wish to book accommodation, meal or local events you must register online (see below).
- Background Material and Workbook are available for download.
Accomodation and Meals (Registered Visitors)
You can become a Registered Visitor to take advantage of discounted accommodation and meals at Careleton.
- Registration Deadline: July 3, 2012.
Registered visitors can select from these options:
- A daily accommodation and meal rate is $90 for three meals, snacks and your room.
- Couples sharing one room with a double bed: the second person receives a discount and pays $50 per day for the room, three meals and snacks.
- Meal plan only is $30 per day per person (includes lunch, dinner and snacks). Each person must register individually.
For your planning, on Friday evening, the Commissioners, Invited Guests, Volunteers and Staff will be attending a banquet, hosted by the Moderator to celebrate the Aboriginal Ministries Council. Unfortunately due to limit seating, the tickets for this event have been sold out. Meals are still available for Registered Visitors in the Carleton University Cafeteria.
Registered Visitors are also welcome to take part in Local Events.
Travel and Parking
Visitors are responsible for arranging thier own transportation to Carleton University. Parking is available on campus:
- $9.50 per day
- Weekly rate is $37
- Parking is $2.50 per day on weekends (Friday 10 p.m. – Monday 11 a.m.)
Individual parking passes (lot specific) are available at the front desk in Residence Commons. Pay and Display machines are available throughout campus. Payments can be made by cash, Visa or Mastercard to the machine. Parking is available on a first come first serve basis and not guaranteed for all delegates – even those with parking passes.
The registration deadline for visitors was July 3.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ottawa in August, 2012. In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact:Karen Smart, Program Coordinator, Governance Support
The United Church of Canada
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-3781, ext. 2052
Local: 416-231-7680 ext 2052
E-mail: See the contact page