Steubenville Toronto

Join thousands of Catholic teens for Steubenville Toronto - Canada's largest annual Catholic youth conference.

New Location

We will be hosting this year's conference from one of the most beautiful auditoriums in the Greater Toronto Area - Canada Christian College located in Whitby, Ontario - right on the shore of Lake Ontario.

New for 2022

Groups now have the ability to choose to come for the entire weekend, or come for Saturday only at a discounted rate.

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Steubenville Toronto

Join us July 15-17, 2022
Why choose Us?

Join us!Relaunching in Summer 2022

While we've been forced to stay apart for the past few summers, we are all looking forward to finally coming together and journeying closer to Christ with our young people through this amazing weekend conference experience.

Check out the official Steubenville 2022 Promo Video.

Why choose Us?

2022 ThemeWe are called to be fearless

Throughout the Bible, the Lord tells us over and over again, “Be not afraid,” and he continues to speak these words to us today. Join thousands of Catholic teens at Steubenville Toronto on July 15-17 to experience the peace of Jesus Christ, who is always faithful and will never abandon us.

Why choose Us?

Franciscan LEADEquipping teens to be disciples

Franciscan LEAD is a five-day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. For more information please visit the Franciscan LEAD main site.

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A few select highlights from our past conferences
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2019

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa
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2018

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa
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2017

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa
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2016

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa
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2015

Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto
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2014

Mattamy Centre, Toronto

2022 Ministry Team

We are truly blessed to have some of the most talented ministers serving in the Church leading our conference. Each one has been chosen for their love of Jesus and their ability to share that love with teens.
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Dan Harms

Host
Dan Harms is a host and speaker who attended his first Steubenville Conference as a teen in 2000. Growing up in a Navy family, Dan went to high school in San Diego, California, and attended Purdue University. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and children. In addition to speaking at summer conferences, Dan is the Director of Evangelization for a parish in Richmond and is half of the speaking and music ministry Popple.
Steadfast

Steadfast

Worship Leaders
Steadfast Worship is a Toronto-based band. The group of friends, all passionate about proclaiming the truth of the Gospel in song, started as a response to God’s call. But let’s make one thing clear: they are only steadfast because Jesus is steadfast. The group have been ministering through music for the past few years and are currently in the process of releasing their first EP.
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Katie Prejean McGrady

Speaker
Katie Prejean McGrady is an award-winning author of four books, international Catholic speaker, and host of The Katie McGrady Show on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM. She writes for Blessed is She, Catholic News Service, and hosts Ave Explores for Ave Maria Press. Katie lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana with her husband Tom and daughters Rose and Clare.
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Brian Greenfield

Speaker
Brian Greenfield was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Brian attended Seton Hall University and then attended Franciscan University of Steubenville. In 2002, Brian entered the Community of the Franciscans of the Renewal. After postulancy, Brian returned to Washington, D.C., to further discern. Brian returned to Seton Hall to finish his studies in theology, receiving his MA in theology and another Master’s degree in education leadership.

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33

Conference Details

The Office of Catholic Youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto is here to assist anyone wanting to attend the conference. Here is some of the most useful information that will help you plan your conference weekend. Additional information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

What is Steubenville Toronto?

Steubenville Toronto is Canada's largest annual conference for Catholic teens.

Who can attend?

The conference is designed for groups of Catholic teens. Anyone currently in grades 9-12 can attend as part of a group. A group can be a youth ministry from a parish, a high school chaplaincy group, or even simply a group of friends with parent chaperones.

When is this conference happening?

Our next conference is scheduled for July 15-17, 2022. Participants arrive in the late afternoon on Friday, July 15, and the conference ends on Sunday, July 17 after Mass which is usually around noon. The exact schedule will be released once it is finalized.

Where is the conference held?

This year we have a new venue, and we couldn't be more excited! The conference will take place in the auditorium at Canada Christian College located at 300 Water Street in Whitby, Ontario.

When can we register?

Group registration opens on March 1. This means that groups can register themselves and reserve a number of spots. These spots will then be filled by group memebers. If you are looking to register as an individual, please contact your group leader or youth minister.

What is a group leader?

A group leader is the adult responsible for registering and coordinating a group to attend the conference. This can be a youth minister, school chaplain, a parent, or a parish volunteer. The group leader is responsible for the group for the entire conference and should be in attendance all weekend long.

Do you need volunteers?

Each year we are blessed with a good number of hard-working and dedicated people who make this conference weekend possible. Applications for volunteers will open on April 25. Please note that due to capacity restrictions this year we will be utilizing a smaller number of volunteers.

Can Priests, Bishops and Nuns attend?

Of course we welcome all priests, bishops, sisters and religious brothers to attend the conference. We believe that it is important to have teens be able to witness the joy and faithfulness of those who have dedicated their lives to serving in ministry. To register, please click here.

How will Covid-19 Impact the conference?

As always, the health and well-being of all in attendance are paramount. Our conference will follow all directives as set out by the Durham Region Health Department and we will also follow closely all Archdiocese of Toronto WorshipSafe guidelines.

Registration

New for 2022: Due to Covid-19, this year we are offering groups the opportunity to choose between attending the conference for the entire weekend, or attending for the Saturday portion only. This arrangement has been made for this year in the hope to encourage as many people as possible to attend, taking into account the fact that some groups may not yet feel comfortable attending an overnight conference.

Please note that since our conference is no longer taking place at a traditional university campus, we aren’t able to provide dorm-type accommodations as we’ve done in the past. Many other Steubenville Conferences do not have housing included, so we are confident the conference will still be a great blessing for your teens. Keeping accommodations separate from conference registration enables groups to have maximum flexibility. Groups now have the option to commute to the conference each day or to book rooms at one of the hotel blocks with discounted room rates. It is completely up to you how many rooms you book, how many people you assign to each room, and whether you commute or stay nearby.
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Full Weekend Pass

$240/person
  • Full weekend conference experience
  • Includes Friday night dinner
  • Saturday program + 3 meals
  • Sunday breakfast + morning Mass
  • Shuttle service from Venue to Hotel
New for 2022: Day Pass

Saturday Only

$210/person
  • Saturday program + 3 meals
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Volunteer

  • Limited number of volunteer opportunities
  • Two references needed when applying

What attendees say

Hear from those who have attended in the past:

Our teens look forward to SteubieTO every year. I've already been asked if we can plan to go again next year!

Youth Minister 2018

Steubenville Toronto is an amazing opportunity to gather with so many other teens to pray, sing, and dance together. I highly recommend everyone come and check it out!

Youth Participant 2019

I had no idea what to expect because this was the first time I have ever been to a Steubenville conference. I was totally blown away from start to finish. Adoration and Mass were two highlights for our group.

Group Leader 2017

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