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Affirming Ministries


In June 2019 at our general meetings, Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways, and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils each approved the following Vision Statement:

“Striving to be faithful followers of Jesus in our time and place, Horseshoe Falls / Antler River Watershed / Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council will continue to remove barriers to participation in the life and work of the regional council and society, committing ourselves to be open to the Spirit. Resisting all forms of oppression, we welcome and celebrate people of any sexual orientation and gender identity, and all others who are marginalized.”

You are invited to view this short video of the Affirm Webinar by the Affirm Network for Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils, recorded on September 22, 2020, on the road to becoming Affirming Regions!


To learn more about Affirming Ministries, please view these documents and links.
More Resources will be available soon.

For more resources, and information on affirming ministries and current justice campaigns, please contact staff support.

Staff Support

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Minister, Social Justice for Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
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Email: DMatheson@united-church.ca

An Ontario Certified Teacher, Diane has long been passionate about empowering people of all ages to engage in meaningful justice work. She serves the Mission & Discipleship Commissions, as well as working with and building social justice networks in the regions.

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