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The 2016 Heart & Vision Award Recipients have been announced! On May 9 2016, Council will honour Roberta L. Jamieson, President of Indspire, Canada’s premiere Indigenous-led charity, and the first First Nations woman to earn a law degree in Canada; and Marie Wilson, one of the three commissioners on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Check back for entertainment updates. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Over the past few months many local congregations have responded generously to the plight of Syrian refugees.  Some, though, have been involved in refugee work for many years with longstanding refugee and newcomer programs.  In 2016, grants from Council’s St. Enoch’s Fund will assist two such congregations – Bloor Street United and Alpha Korean United - Read more on our news page.

The Vincent Alfano Fund is ready to receive its first applications. Congregations, mission units or individuals can now apply for internship or other project funding that meets the Fund’s focus on learning opportunities for future church leaders.  Up to $10,000 per annum will be available, plus an amount for training programs. Click here for application guidelines and forms.

The Centre for Church Development & Leadership has a busy and exciting year ahead. Check out Council’s March 2016 e-newsletter to learn more about how the CCDL’s work with congregations, mission units, and presbyteries in 2016.

The spring deadline for the Baillie Volunteer Service Awards is May 30 2016. Is there a young person in your congregation whose service to the community deserves recognition? You can review the criteria, download an application form, and view a list of recipients here.

Council's December Child In Our Midst Holiday Concert raised $9,945 - an amount matched by Council’s Treble Fund - to total $19,490.  The money raised will support the work of the Massey Centre for Women. To view some photos of the wonderful concert visit Council’s facebook page.

Council's Partners publications focus on how planned giving can help further the work of the church. The most recent issue highlights Council's endowment funds - how they got started and how you can help them continue. Click here to view Partners Issue 3 or contact Council to request a print copy. .

Council is now accepting donations on our website! Click here to visit our donation page and make a gift to the fund of your choice (online donations will still be processed by Canada Helps).

Coming Events

Save the Date! Heart & Vision 2016 will take place on Monday May 9 2016. Read more about Heart & Vision here and check back soon for more details on next year's awards concert.

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The Toronto United Church Council works with the church community to connect resources with ministry. Offering access to professional advice, financial support and leadership development, Council helps our church address the social and spiritual challenges of the day.