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FAQ

What do I bring to TC?


You are required to bring your registration ticket and health card. You may bring your own notepad, pen, refillable water bottle and a bible.




What time should I arrive at TC?


For the first day, please make sure you arrive between 8:00 - 8:45 AM in order to be complete your registration and sign in. For the second day, please arrive by 8:30-8:45AM at the latest.




What will be provided at TC?


Attendees will be provided food and drinks for lunch and dinner. During sessions, they will be provided with snacks. Also, attendees will be provided with a TC shirt and handbook. Water stations for refillable water-bottles are provided as well.




How can I pay the conference fee "Offline"?


You can pay by: (1) Interac e-Transfer® to accounting@afccanada.org Please specify the participant's full name and indicated for "Teens Conference" in "Message" box when using Interac e-Transfer® (2) Make cheque payable to AFC in Canada and mail it to 70 Gibson Drive, Unit 12, Markham, On L3R 4C2. Please also indicate the name of the attendee(s) whom the cheque is made for. If you wish to drop off the cheque or cash, please email accounting@afccanada.org to make an appointment before hand.




Can I sign up for a 2-day workshop and attend one day workshop as a choice?


No. If you signed up for a two day workshop, you must put the first/second day of your two day workshop as your choice.




I’m not in Grade 7 - 12+, can I still sign up for and attend TC?


At this time, only these grades are allowed at TC. If you are younger than Grade 7, and really want to attend, please wait until you are in Grade 7 to enjoy TC. If you are in Grade 12+(Victory Lap), you can still register for TC. If you are older than Grade 12+ and university/college considering joining our REC team or SMU team by volunteering.




Can I request for my friend to be on the same team as me?


Unfortunately, we are not offering friend requests this year. It has been a complicated process of honouring requests in the past and many people have also abused the system. Because of this, we will treat each registrant the same; placing each person in a random team based on geography and church/school. Rest assured, this is part of the experience of TC - to meet new friends in a team setting. Everyone will be in the same boat and our team captains will do their best in creating a team-oriented experience.




If I want to change my workshop(s), what do I do?


If you wish to change your workshop choice, you may do so by emailing tc@afccanada.org. In the email, type in the subject line “TC Workshop Changes.” Include your name, registration number, and the workshops that you want to change in the email.




When are the drop off and pick up times at the event? (Updated: March 6, 2020)


Registration is only on the first day from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. For the second day, the program will begin at 9:00 AM. Pick up times for the first day will be between 9:30 PM and 9:45 PM; and the second day will be between 9:45 PM and 10 PM. Parents may park and wait in the church lobby or wait in the parking lot. Venue Change (March 6, 2020): Due to a venue change, TC 2020 will take place at Toronto Christian Community Church instead of the original location, RHCCC. Please make new travel arrangements accordingly.




When and where are the bus pick up and drop off locations?


Mississauga bus location: Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church 5710 Kennedy Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 2E5 Finch bus location: Side pickup at Finch Station Parking Area 5649 Yonge St, North York, ON Arrival Times in the evening are approximate. Please expect some delays during dropoff times due to changes in conference schedule Bus Schedule for JR Conference Monday (Mar 16, 2020) Morning 6:45 AM - Leaving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church 7:40 AM - Side pickup at Finch Station Parking Area 8:00 AM - Arriving Toronto Christian Community Church Evening 8:45 PM - Leaving Toronto Christian Community Church 9:00 PM - Dropping off at Finch Station Parking Area 9:45 PM - Arriving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church Tuesday (Mar 17, 2020) Morning 7:15 AM - Leaving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church 8:10 AM - Side pickup at Finch Station Parking Area 8:30 AM - Arriving Toronto Christian Community Church Evening 9:15 PM - Leaving Toronto Christian Community Church 9:30 PM - Dropping off at Finch Station Parking Area 10:00 PM - Arriving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church Bus Schedule for JR Conference Wednesday (Mar 18, 2020) Morning 6:45 AM - Leaving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church 7:40 AM - Side pickup at Finch Station Parking Area 8:00 AM - Arriving Toronto Christian Community Church Evening 9:45 PM - Leaving Toronto Christian Community Church 10:00 PM - Dropping off at Finch Station Parking Area 10:30 PM - Arriving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church Thursday (Mar 19, 2020) Morning 7:15 AM - Leaving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church 8:10 AM - Side pickup at Finch Station Parking Area 8:30 AM - Arriving Toronto Christian Community Church Evening 10:15 PM - Leaving Toronto Christian Community Church 10:30 PM - Dropping off at Finch Station Parking Area 11:00 PM - Arriving Mississauga Chinese Alliance Church




I want to attend this year, but money is an issue. Is there any financial aid provided?


Yes there is! Take a look at the Financial Aid page for more information and further instructions on how to apply.




What is the refund policy? (Updated: March 3, 2020)


There is a service charge of $30 for all refunds before Feb 23rd, 2020 and $35 for all refunds from Feb 24th, 2020 to Mar 8th, 2020, 11:59pm. No refunds will be issued after this date. **Bus ONLY Refund** There is a service charge of $15 for all Bus only refunds until March 8th, 2020, 11:59pm. No refunds will be issued after this date. There will be a full refund if AFC decides to cancel the TC event. Notice of cancellation will be posted on the website and announced through the media. All refunds will be processed after the date of TC event, in the week of March 23, 2020. Please email tc@afccanada.org to make arrangements for refunds.





Frequently Asked Questions

General

Why is TC 2021 Online this year?


Due to the Ontario government's regulation for COVID-19, TC 2021 will be hosted online for the safety of all leaders, volunteers and participants.




What are the technical requirements to attend TC this year?


A device (laptop, computer, tablet) that can use Zoom, Webcam, speakers and microphone or headphones.




What is your online policy?


Read more about it here




Can I pay for TC "offline"?


You can pay by: (1) Interac e-Transfer® to accounting@afccanada.org Please specify the participant's full name and indicated for "Teens Conference" in "Message" box when using Interac e-Transfer® (2) Make cheque payable to AFC in Canada and mail it to 70 Gibson Drive, Unit 12, Markham, On L3R 4C2. Please also indicate the name of the attendee(s) whom the cheque is made for. If you wish to drop off the cheque or cash, please email accounting@afccanada.org to make an appointment before hand.




Can I sign up for TC if we live outside of Ontario?


Most certainly can! If you are between grade 7-12, and willing to follow the schedule that TC operates, according to Eastern Standard Time zone (EST 5:00).




What is the refund policy? (Update - February 11, 2021)


All refund requests must be emailed to this email address: tc@afccanada.org. Please specify the name of the participant or the child and the ticket amount you paid. The Ontario Government has postponed March Break to April 12. Read about our conference updates here There is a $10 service charge for refunds before March 29, 2021, 11:59 pm (EST) and $15 for refunds from March 30 to April 4, 2021, 11:59 pm (EST). No refunds will be issued after this date. Please email tc@afccanada.org to make arrangements for refunds.




What does the registration fee cover?


The registration fee covers all 3 days of live participation to the conference. It covers the various licensings, insurances, and technologies required to host the conference online, it also covers the speaker and workshop speakers fees, along with the year long cost of the preparation and training for our staff and 150 volunteers. It takes a lot to make the conference happen, thank you for being a part of it!




What does a day of Teens Conference look like?


Check out our tentative schedule: https://www.afccanada.org/schedule/teens-conference-2021-gr-7-12-even-if Disclaimer: Teens Conference Schedule will be subject to change at any time.




(Update: March 9, 2021) Why is TC 2021 Registration closed only after the Early Bird?


Praise God! We're excited to share that since our Early Bird deadline, we have exceeded our optimal engagement capacity for our 50th Teens Conference. If you would like to be placed on our waitlist, please email us at tc@afccanada.org For those who have signed up, we will be sending you more updates soon!





Student/Participant

What do I need to bring to TC 2021?


You are required to bring your registration ticket and health card. Also, bring prepare a notepad, pen, and a bible!




Can I still sign up for TC if I'm not in Grade 7-12?


At this time, only these grades are allowed at TC. If you are younger than Grade 7, and really want to attend, please wait until you are in Grade 7 to enjoy TC. If you are in Grade 12+(Victory Lap), you can still register for TC.




Do I have to turn on my camera during TC?


Your parent/guardian will have to provide consent during registration to allow you to turn on your camera. If you are allowed, we would like to encourage you to have it during our programs.




How can I prepare for TC?


Once you register, you will receive a package with information. Make sure your technology is ready and compatible.




Do I need to stay online the entire time?


Yes! The 3-day conference is filled with exciting programs you don't want to miss. But if you really do need to step away for a period of time, your parent/guardian will need to call us to let us know or contact us at tc@afccanada.org





Parent

What do I need to do if my child has an appointment and needs to leave TC?


A phone number will be provided for you to call AFC to notify us when your child will be away and when they will be back. You will be asked questions to ensure that you are their parent/guardian.




Will there be activities for parents?


Please refer to the Parent’s workshop here




Can parents attend TC with their child?


In accordance with AFC policies, for the protection of all minors, all adults involved in the event have been screened. Therefore, we cannot allow other adults to participate in TC.





Is there any adult supervision?


Yes, there will also be adult supervising all attendees on site. Team Coaches will also be there to help supervise. Qualified first-aid personnel will always be on stand by.




My son/daughter is required to take prescription medication, what arrangements can be made?


Please do bring the medication to the conference. Also, you must inform on the registration form of the medication being taken and used.




What will be provided at TC?


Attendees will be provided food and drinks for lunch and dinner. During sessions, they will be provided with snacks. Also, attendees will be provided with a TC shirt and handbook. Water stations for refillable water-bottles are provided as well.




How can I pay the conference fee "Offline"?


You can pay by: (1) Interac e-Transfer® to accounting@afccanada.org Please specify the participant's full name in "Message" box when using Interac e-Transfer® (2) Make cheque payable to AFC in Canada and drop it off or mail to 70 Gibson Drive, Unit 12, Markham, On L3R 4C2. Please also indicate the name of the attendee(s) whom the cheque is made for. If you wish to drop off the cheque or cash, please email accounting@afccanada.org to make an appointment before hand.




Is there anything for me (as a parent) to do while I’m at TC?


We hold Parenting Workshop on the evenings of TC. It's a chance for to learn, and it will end at the same time TC ends for the students - perfect for pick up! The workshops are held on Tuesday & Thursday evening from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.There is a separate registration for this, and best of all it is FREE. Click here for more information!




What is the refund policy for the Conference and the Shuttle Bus? (Updated: March 3, 2020)


There is a service charge of $30 for all refunds before Feb 23rd, 2020 and $35 for all refunds from Feb 24th, 2020 to Mar 8th, 2020, 11:59pm. No refunds will be issued after this date. **Bus ONLY Refund** There is a service charge of $15 for all Bus only refunds until March 8th, 2020, 11:59pm. No refunds will be issued after this date. There will be a full refund if AFC decides to cancel the TC event. Notice of cancellation will be posted on the website and announced through the media. All refunds will be processed after the date of TC event, in the week of March 23, 2020. Please email tc@afccanada.org to make arrangements for refunds.





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