Social Justice Vestry Motion

Vestry Motion for 2017: Continuing the Call to Reconciliation

As part of our efforts to continue to respond to Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the 2017 social justice vestry motion will once again focus on addressing these Calls to Action by encouraging parishes to carry out reflection and study within their congregations as well as calling on the government to implement one of the key elements of the TRC’s calls. We hope that your parish will join us in undertaking this work by passing the 2017 vestry motion and committing to continue working towards reconciliation at every level of the church and in all parts of the country.

Resources for this year’s vestry motion include:

Formation and Training Sessions

Half-day formation sessions will be held in each episcopal area to help build the capacity of interested parishioners and clergy to speak to the issues addressed in this year’s motion. Please join us for these important opportunities. There is no cost for any sessions, however pre-registration is requested to allow for appropriate planning.

  • York-Scarborough: Saturday January 14, 2017 from 1:30-4:00 at St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole. Register here
  • CANCELLED – York-Simcoe: Saturday January 14, 2017 from 9:00-12:00 at St. Paul, Innisfil. Register here
  • York-Credit Valley: Saturday January 28, 2017 at St. Matthew’s, Islington from 9:30-12:00. Register here
  • Trent-Durham: Saturday January 28, 2017 from 9:00-12:00 at St. Saviour, Orono. Register here

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