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Category: Leadership Teams

“NO ROOM AT THE INN” – ADVANCE PLANNING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES In order to respect the maximum number of participants as laid out by the government of Quebec, particularly on Christmas Eve when non-members often drop in unexpectedly, communities of faith offering on-site worship may choose to: clearly advertise the process for reservations in advance (on website, social media and/or exterior signage on the premises) plan for overflow space in another room (with streaming service) plan a...

A letter to Premier François Legault signed by Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council's Executive Minister, Rev. Rosemary Lambie and representatives of the Living in Right Relations Circle and Justice and Community Leadership team, has been sent to express solidarity in protesting the systemic racism that played a role in the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan in Joliette Hospital. Download the letter: http://bit.ly/2020-10-26-Letter-JoyceEchaquan-E

Ottawa, September 22, 2020 – MiningWatch Canada and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada) have launched an electronic Parliamentary Petition in response to increasing extrajudicial attacks on civilians and human rights defenders in the Philippines since 2016. “The Philippines is now one of the two most dangerous countries for those who defend human and environmental rights according to Global Witness,” says Patricia Lisson of ICHRP-Canada,...

In light of Nakonha:ka Regional’s commitment to the ministries and work in the Philippines, I would like to share with you a short reflection I was asked to write by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on my human rights pilgrimage to the Philippines last August 2019. The WCC in partnership with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) embarked on a Pilgrim Team Visit to the Philippines from 09 to 13 August 2019, to listen, learn, and bear witness to the country's escalating...

On July 28, 2020, Rev. Shaun Fryday (chair of Justice and Community Leadership and minister at Beaconsfield United Church) and David-Roger Gagnon (Regional Council staff member responsible for Networks and Clusters) made a pilgrimage to the memorial monument dedicated to Le Grand Dérangement de l’Acadie at Parc des Cultures in Saint-Jacques, Quebec. In this blog post, David-Roger shares some reflections about the history and involvement of the United Church of Canada in the...

The Finance & Extension Board is seeking a part-time Secretary to administer all the secretarial functions of the Board. The position requires approximately 35 hours per month. The Secretary will be paid a comparable salary related to field and years of experience. Tasks include Issuing agendas and minutes of Board and committee meetings. Approving invoices and acting as signing officer for cheques, contracts, and loan agreements. Preparing the annual funding...