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Category: Leadership Teams

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...

Dear Members of the Congregation Kol Yehoudah, On behalf of the United Church of Canada, in the Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional council, and through the support of its Justice and Community Leadership Team, we are reaching out to you after hearing of the vandalism done to your synagogue in recent weeks. We wish to express our deep sadness upon hearing of this.  Even though it is possible that your worship site was not specifically targeted as such, any vandalism of any worship site is an...

I want to begin here today with a caveat; while I think many contemporary issues young families face can be tackled with a beautiful children’s book in hand, I am wary of education as being the singular approach that many white people take to combatting racism. We all have to go beyond the book clubs and act bravely to move our society to a new place. Simply talking and learning are not enough. I do believe in education, and I believe that anti-racist education, which moves beyond...

A prayer written collectively by the YAYA: Creator God, be with us as we struggle to process, learn and understand the magnitude of the injustice in our world. Help us be brave in facing our own prejudices. Help our eyes to see what is happening. Be with the people on the front lines, and keep them safe from violence and danger Creator God, seek us and challenge us to do better, to love bigger and to be the people you call us to be. Help us to stand up for each other no matter what. Lend...

The United Church of Canada Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council has been shaken to the core by the anti-black racist and violent murder of George Floyd.As believers, God is calling us to live love in the world, to believe we are all equal before God, and anti-black racism is a sin and violates God's desire for humanity. We believe anti-black racism is present in our society and our church, and throughout time has manifested itself in many forms in varying degrees.Rev....