Social Justice and Advocacy: What’s new

To learn more about Social Justice and Advocacy in the Diocese of Toronto, click here.

New resources for Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation

Want to learn more about territorial acknowledgements, resources for observing National Indigenous Day of Prayer, or how to get started on the journey of truth and reconciliation?  Check our our new Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation page here.

Parish Outreach and Greening Survey: Please respond by June 30

Has your parish completed our Outreach and Greening Survey? This is an important way to tell us what your parish is doing in terms of outreach, advocacy, and creation care, and to let us know how we can best support your ministry in these areas. The survey contains only 10 questions and takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.  Please complete it by June 30, 2018.  To reach the survey, click here.

Outreach & Advocacy Conference, October 27, 2018:  “Transformed Hearts, Transforming Structures”

To learn more and register for this year’s event, please see our Conference page.

 

Vestry Motion 2019: Reaching Ontarians in Deep Poverty

Our 2019 Social Justice Vestry Motion will address the needs of Ontarians living in deep poverty, particularly those on social assistance.  Over the summer we will be refining the wording of the motion and adding to our list of background resources. Look for the approved wording of the motion in October 2018.

Faith Buildings Energy Benchmarking Project

Our friends at Faith & the Common Good/Greening Sacred Spaces have received funding to do a Faith Building Energy Benchmarking Project with 100 faith communities in Toronto, York Region, and Halton Region.  This project will help parishes establish a baseline for their energy use and identify areas for improvement to lower energy costs. Several churches in our Diocese have already signed up – you can learn more and sign up here.

Greening Sacred Spaces has worked successfully with several parishes and communities in our Diocese including St. Matthew’s, Islington, Holy Trinity, Thornhill, and the Sisters of St. John the Divine. Click here to read how Faith & the Common Good/Greening Sacred Spaces is helping Holy Trinity, Thornhill achieve their environmental stewardship and energy saving goals.

Updated Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle

The Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle has been updated for use in your parish and ministries for the 2017-2018 liturgical year. You can download this resource below:

 

To get involved, please contact Elin Goulden, Social Justice & Advocacy Consultant, at egoulden@toronto.anglican.ca or by phone at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932), extension 240.