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Poster for June 11 Forum
Council's Green Awakening Network is one of the partners organizing the interfaith Climate Justice and Indigenous Allyship Forum on Saturday, June 11, in Waterloo. This full-day forum will help faith communities move toward allyship with Indigenous communities in the context of climate justice. Speakers include Elder Dorothy Taylor and Elder Myeengun Henry, Mardi Tindal, John Milloy and John Dillon. Tickets are $25.00 before May 20 and $35.00 after (including lunch). PWYC spaces are available. Round-trip bus transportation from Toronto, Hamilton, and London can be added for $20. Click here for more information and to register.


Current News

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.

The 8th annual Heart & Vision Awards Concert was presented on Monday May 9th 2016 to great acclaim. Roberta L. Jamieson and Marie Wilson were honoured for their work contributing to the process of reconciliation between First Nations and Canadians of immigrant heritage. Check back soon for a video recap of the concert.

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.

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

On October 16 2016, Council's Pass It On! team and teams from our five partner camps will participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon's Charity Challenge to raise funds for United Church camping. Contact Ali Hayes at (905) 771-5124 if you would like to walk or run. You can choose from three distances - marathon, half-marathon, or 5k - and fundraise for one of the camps or for all of them!

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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.