Heart and Vision Awards
A major contribution TUCC has made to the recognition of significant contributions to social justice has been its Heart & Vision Awards. Between 2009 and 2021, 26 individuals were honoured with the award.
The last Heart & Vision concert took place online on October 18th, 2021. Award recipients Ekua Asabea Blair and Lawrence Hill were celebrated with music from Jackie Richardson, Billy Newton-Davis, and Julie Michels, and a special appearance by Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke. You can view the concert recording at right!
Donations to the event supported the hiring of Black youth leaders at United Church camps through the Winston and Merle Roach Camp Leadership Fund, and the work of the Massey Center through the Nancy Peters Massey Centre Fund. Other organizations who have benefited from the proceeds of concerts were camping ministries, CRC/40 Oak Street, and the work of TUCC’s Community Relief Fund.