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
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
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.
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.
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).
Sign up for Council's Connecting Resources with Ministry Newsletter or watch a new video about Council's work here.
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