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Category: Social Justice

Horseshoe Falls Regional Council is having a Sunday Evenings Discussion Group focusing on Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation as a part of an Anti-Racism series. As the discussion group is online, geography is no longer a barrier to participate in events across The United Church of Canada. Horseshoe Falls President Robert Lawson has invited anyone from Antler River Watershed to join in. The discussions are twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7-830pm, starting on Sunday January 16th. For...

  The Government of Canada has launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2021-2022 call for proposals (CFP) for community-based projects across Canada. The online application and applicant guide is available on the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For information, please consult the ESDC Funding Programs page. The deadline to submit applications will be December 21st, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EST. WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2021-2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS? One application...

**Canada, Stand up for Palestinian Children’s Rights** Join this International Day (Nov 29) of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Light a candle for the Palestinian Children. Join the UNJPPI campaign to support Palestinian children living under the Israeli military occupation. https://www.unjppi.org/join-childrens-rights-campaign.html Sign up through this link http://eepurl.com/htSZpb to receive information about the campaign and how to participate. Last fall Parliamentary Petition e-2667...

This fall, the Tri-Region Affirm Network received a letter seeking endorsement of a statement of multi-faith solidarity for a Hindu priest who has been condemned for officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Affirm Network has signed the letter and the individuals on the Network have committed to signing it. We, the members of the Affirm Network, are now asking leaders in communities of faith across our regions to consider signing to endorse a multi-faith statement of solidarity. Dear...

Early in 2021, the Executive and Commission members of the regional council together attended the four sessions of the United Church’s racial justice training.  That experience informed the spring meeting where time was devoted to Indigenous justice and anti-racism.  It also informed this fall meeting where the traditional Land Acknowledgement shifted from a formula into a reflection.  The title became “Reconciliation Focus” and we considered the nearest First Nations to us, the name of an...

Youth Forum at General Council 44 Delegate ApplicationApplication deadline December 15   Are you ready to lead the church into the future?! If so, why not apply to become a General Council 44 Youth Forum Delegate? And yes, SUMMER EMPLOYMENT is also part of Youth Forum at GC44! You will be paid for your participation, leadership, and dedication to General Council.General Council is the United Church of Canada's triennial business meeting where justice issues are discussed, visions are cast,...