CCO's national young adult conference

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Rise Up is a conference for young adults hosted by Catholic Christian Outreach, a Canadian university student movement. But Rise Up is more than a conference; it exists to motivate and inspire leaders for the renewal of the world.

Rise Up: UNLEASHED is inspired by Pope Benedict XVI:

“Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed…
Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ
and you will find true life.”

Accepting Jesus’ invitation to a personal relationship unleashes our fullest life, our fullest potential. As the Apostles experienced at Pentecost, our missionary identity is unleashed through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit unleashed in us unleashes Jesus to the world!

* CCO will follow all required regional COVID legislation and restrictions.*

Registration

This year, CCO is offering 3 conference experiences. Choose your own adventure and #UNLEASH the Gospel in your life:

Ottawa Host Site

$180
In-person access to the Ottawa Host Site • Access to all live and recorded sessions (including 3 months post-conference) • Access to the online platform • Access to sponsors in person and through the online platform • One (1) boxed meal per full-day

Satellite Site

$75
In-person access to the Rise Up Satellite Site* • Access to all live and recorded sessions (including 3 months post-conference) • Snacks and refreshments • Access to the online platform • Access to sponsors in person and through the online platform

* Satellite sites include Calgary, Halifax, Montréal, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg

Online Only

$60
Access to all live and recorded sessions (including 3 months post-conference) • Access to the online platform to interact with fellow participants from around the world • Access to connect with sponsors through the online platform

* Accommodations are not included in your registrations fees and must be arranged separately by the attendee. *

Accommodation Recommendations

Accommodation Recommendations

Accommodations are not included in your registrations fees and must be arranged separately by the attendee. Here are some options in Downtown Ottawa that you can look into:

The Westin Ottawa is offering Rise Up attendees a hotel block rate of $129/night plus tax. Click here to access this discounted rate or here for the regular booking website.

Airbnb also has many stay options available for different budgets. Feel free to browse accommodation options in Downtown Ottawa here.

If you happen to have family or friends that live in the city, feel free to make accommodations with them. Travel to and from Westin Ottawa is accessible via personal (car) or public transportation (O-Train).

* CCO will follow all required regional COVID legislation and restrictions for in-person events/conferences. Local regional restrictions may require full vaccination in order to attend in-person events and if so will be indicated on the registration form for the specific satellite and host sites. *

Rise Up definitely renewed my zeal to share the Gospel and invite others to choose to put Christ at the centre. It was encouraging to see so many other young adults from across Canada choosing to spend their break on an online conference learning about Jesus.
Every talk I felt was so anointed! I received a lot of treasures and nuggets from them, and God used the speakers to really convict my heart.
Rise Up really affirmed in me the desire to bring others to know God and have a relationship with Him.
I made a decision at this year's Rise Up to be more courageous in evangelizing and to intentionally accompany one particular person in my life.
Rise Up solidified my decision that in spite of the lockdown I can be doing His work, I can reach out to people, and the Lord, the Holy Spirit, can heal. One thing Angele said resonated with me: Churches are locked down so it is up to us to reach out individually to people. I guess I have been waiting for leadership from my parish, but I need to show leadership.
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Are you interested in sponsoring Rise Up?

Please contact our Stewardship & Development Team at development@cco.ca for more details on how you can partner with us in reaching university students across Canada.

FAQs

Full payment is required upon registration for the Rise Up Conference.

Visit cco.ca/rise-up to download the Rise Up Registration Form. Please send your completed and printed form, along with a cheque for the registration amount, to:

Catholic Christian Outreach
PO Box 79030 Vanier PO
Ottawa, ON K1L 1A1

Log back into your registration by following the registration link on cco.ca/rise-up and using your Confirmation Number and email address. Click on “Modify Registration” and click through the registration pages. Make your changes and click submit. If you have any questions, feel free to email riseup@cco.ca.

Follow through the registration process and at the bottom of the “Registration Summary” page, there is a button called “Add Group Member”. Click on this button to start the registration process for another person. Continue to follow this process until you have added all members of your group. Once added, click next and continue to payment.

If there is a designated person responsible for registering multiple people from a parish or group, please note the answer to the question above. More people can certainly be added to a registration order! If all registrants in a group want to pay together via cheque or the group is larger than 10, please email riseup@cco.ca for further instructions.

Online registration does not include meals. For the satellite sites, only snacks and refreshments will be served. At the Ottawa host site, 1 boxed meal will be included on January 7 and January 8.

Absolutely. This event is meant to gather young adults from across the country, including students from university or college campuses where CCO missionaries are not present. You are very welcome!

Yes! Rise Up is a conference open to all young adults aged 18-35. Everyone can benefit from the opportunity to encounter Jesus and be inspired to become a leader in the renewal of the world.

Generally, we do not accept registrations from high school students because participants must be 18 or older at the time of the conference, otherwise this poses a liability challenge for us. However, if you are in high school and are 18 or older, you may register.

Not to worry. You don’t have to register again. Just send us an email at riseup@cco.ca and we will make the change for you!

Unfortunately, due to the short nature of Rise Up: UNLEASHED, we will not have day passes or session passes available. You will have online access to the Rise Up content after the conference for 3 months until April 8, 2022, if you are not able to attend on the actual days. You will have to register prior to Rise Up in order to receive access.

Log back into your registration using the information received in your confirmation email to cancel your registration yourself. If you have any issues doing this successfully, please email riseup@cco.ca.

Cancellations received:

  • On or before November 26th, 2021 will receive a full refund less $20
  • On or after November 27th, 2021 cancellation for the in-person (Ottawa Host Site and Satellite Sites), will be transferred to an Online ONLY registration and refunded the difference. Online ONLY registrations will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Any cancellations received after December 22, 2021, will not be eligible for any refund. The only exception will be in the extraordinary circumstance that due to COVID restrictions and regulations the entire Rise Up conference has moved to Online ONLY.

At any time, in the unfortunate circumstance that the Rise Up Conference is to move online in the host or satellite sites due to COVID restrictions and regulations set out by municipal, provincial, or federal governments, refunds will be made based on the following:

  • In-person (Ottawa and Satellite), will be transferred to an Online ONLY registration and you will be refunded the difference based on when you registered

Registration for Rise Up is non-transferrable, meaning a conference registration and link can only be used by the person who registered for it. Please email riseup@cco.ca if you have any other questions about our policy.

No. We ask that you please do not share the link that you are given with others. We encourage everyone to register themselves.

CCO is a registered Canadian charity and, as such, is bound by certain tax laws in regards to fundraising. These laws allow that only students involved in the local campus movement staffed by CCO missionaries can fundraise for Rise Up.

No. The Ottawa Host Site and Satellite Site registration packages do not include accommodations. You are responsible for finding your own accommodations. Check the Rise Up website for suggested accommodations in Ottawa.

CCO will follow all required regional COVID legislation and restrictions for in-person events/conferences. Local regional restrictions may require full vaccination in order to attend in-person events and, if so, will be indicated on the registration form for the specific satellite and host sites. At this time, the sites that currently require proof of vaccination are: Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montréal, and Halifax. Upon request, you may be asked to submit proof of vaccination and a valid government-issued photo ID.

Some best practices when it comes to not having screen fatigue quickly are:

  • Utilize the break times to step away from the computer. Go outside (if you can)
    during the breaks.
  • Stand up in between sessions.
  • Adjust the brightness of your screen.

If your internet cuts out during the conference, you can log back in and continue with the conference. You will have access to the recordings after the conference is over, allowing you to go back in to watch what you missed when your internet cut out!

More questions? Email riseup@cco.ca or call us at (613) 736-1999.

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