Our History

It Started as 2000 Acts…

The overwhelming turnout of over 65000 people at the 1995 Mission Ontario with Billy Graham Crusade Youth Night in Toronto prompted the crusade youth team to do something significant with youth for the Millennium. The 2000 ACTS Youth Project was the plan that brought that hope into action.  Over 8000 youth studied a curriculum created to teach youth to live in obedience to the Great Command and Commission.  This was followed up by a youth event held at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton where 11 000 were commissioned to Christ’s service in the new millennium.  2000 ACTS is likely the largest cooperative Youth Project to have ever taken place in Ontario.

In 1998 the Canadian Youth Network was born…

The Canadian Youth Network replaced Mission Ontario Youth in response to the need for incorporation and charitable status. Jack Charleson, the Director of Mission Ontario during the 1995 Billy Graham Crusade, became the initial Chairman of the Board for the Canadian Youth Network. Once the 2000 ACTS project was completed, CYN has continued to serve networks, youth leaders and students across Canada.

Our Timeline

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1985

Pastors Pray for Unity

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1995

Billy Graham Youth Event (73,500 Attend)

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1999

Canadian Youth Network Founded

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1999

2000 ACTS (11,000 Commissioned to Serve)

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2000-2008

Oasis Youth Leaders Forum

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2002-2004

Change Your World Event

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2002-Present

EFC Youth & Young Adult Roundtable Member

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2003

Mission Fest Youth Event

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2004-Present

CYN Golf Tournament

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2004-Present

Emerging Leader Coaching

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2005-Present

Change Conference

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2009-Present

Lunch Tour

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2012-2014

Franklin Graham – Festival of Hope (40,000 in attendance at ACC over 3 nights)

“I’ve been in youth ministry for over 20 years and found a real help to my personal growth and ministry acumen has been opportunities to network with and receive training  from people who are passionate about the same things as I am. The CYN Lunch Tour provides one such opportunity each year.”

Martin Nieuwets

Pastor, Bethany Community Church, St Catharines

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