Social Justice and Relations


Joan Jarvis – Staff Person – Social Justice and Relations

Joan Jarvis

Conference Program Staff:  Relations and Social Justice – ext. 226

13 Fires Winnipeg

Building a more racially inclusive Winnipeg

We’re gathering on December 12th from 4-7pm to kick off the 13 Fires Conversation Series!

We hope you’ll join us at Thunderbird House (715 Main St, Winnipeg, MB)
and help the community celebrate Our Summit, hear the recommendations, and plan the remaining 12 Fires for 2016.

This is a FREE event!

Thank you to the Village for making this possible:
– Spence Neighbourhood Association will provide child minding
– Food Not Bombs will prepare our delicious family dinner

December’s event is sponsored by the City of Winnipeg’s Citizen Equity Committee, which gives us the chance to support the village by renting space at the Thunderbird House and ordering catering from community members. Miigwetch!

Working Agenda
– Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
– Opening Remarks
– Welcoming Activity
– Our Summit Report and Recommendations
– Group Planning for 13 Fires (topics, schedule, invitations, and assessment)
– Family Dinner

13 Fires is an opportunity for different communities to come together and work towards the common goal of racial inclusion.

We want to build relationships across communities, share our experiences and work, and collaborate on actions that challenge racism in our city and systems.

Each month in 2016 will feature a different topic, set by the community in the December launch.

We welcome participation from all communities and all sectors!

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To register:  13 Fires Winnipeg Event Registration

You can help3

Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road Petition

Friends of Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road invite you to sign a Petition, respectfully asking His Worship Mayor Brian Bowman and all Winnipeg City Councillors to commit to construction of Freedom Road.   An official announcement of federal funds for the construction of Freedom Road is expected soon and at the Provincial level, the Province of Manitoba is taking creative, proactive steps in concert with Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to ensure the project will go ahead upon completion of the road design.  This is your opportunity to make your support known.


Celebrating Gender Diversity

As The United Church of Canada seeks to fully celebrate God’s diversity, understanding gender identity plays an integral role. A new resource, Celebrating Gender Diversity, is a United Church tool kit on gender identity and trans experiences for communities of faith. The kit contains basic information about gender identity and faith, barriers experienced by trans and genderqueer people, step-by-step guides for creating trans inclusive spaces, as well as recommended resources for further engagement and learning. To download your free copy click here.

Justice and Right Relations

“The United Church of Canada is committed to working to create a new relationship with Aboriginal peoples that starts in confession for past wrongs and, it is the church’s hope, ends in the shared joy of walking together in a healed and renewed creation.”  from The United Church of Canada Brief to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, November 1993

 More information on how we are living into justice and right relationships.

Unsettling Goods Campaign

The 41st General Council in August 2012 called on United Church members to take concrete actions
to support the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
Join in worship, prayer, and study;
economic action focused on settlement goods;
and support for trust-building programs between Palestinians and Israelis.
Become involved in conversations with Canadian Jews and Canadian Palestinians.
Take positive actions for peace with justice.

Take Action

The United Church of Canada invites you to take part in current campaigns, studies, appeals, and ongoing concerns in solidarity with
our partners in Canada and around the globe.
Together, let’s work for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

Global Partnerships

Connect Globally

People in Partnership programs invite people to participate in the global mission of the church in many different ways.
You might host a global partner in your community,
plan and participate in an exposure visit in another country,
consider overseas service,
build a long-term relationship with a global partner organization
or explore Mission and Service global partner realities through participation in a specific project.
These opportunities all offer ways to deepen faith, experience cultural diversity, and strengthen commitment to global justice issues.


Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.
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