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Creation Care

As Christians, we believe that the earth belongs to God; that all things have been created and will be redeemed in Christ; and that we have been entrusted with the care of the earth.

The Bishop’s Committee on Creation Care provides support to individual Anglicans, parishes and the Diocese as a whole to make creation care an integral part of our worship, life and witness.

To learn more, contact Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and the Rev. Susan Spicer, co-chairs, at creation.care@toronto.anglican.ca.

Latest news and resources

Making Creation Care an Election Issue:

Ontario goes to the polls on June 2, 2022.  As good as it is to take action as individuals or local communities, taking care of the earth is something that requires all of us – individuals, small groups, businesses, and governments – working together. And to get everyone engaged, we need to talk about it!  Two organizations have prepared resources to help us have those necessary conversations:

Your parish could also help host a candidates’ debate on the environment!  GreenPAC, a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to build leadership and government action on the environment, is hoping to hold debates in key provincial ridings – all of which fall within our Diocesan boundaries.  Click here to learn more and get involved.

For more Ontario Election resources, visit our Social Justice & Advocacy Page 

Ecological Grief and Creational Hope: A Lent Curriculum for All Ages

This six-week resource explores the biblical themes of creation’s groaning and lament as well as its hope for redemption.  Each week includes a Scripture passage with questions for reflection and discussion, prayers, suggested activities and action ideas, as well as links to explore further.  The questions and activities can be adapted for individual, family, group, or parish use, with specific suggestions for children and youth.

Ecological Grief and Creational Hope (full colour PDF)

Print the resource in black and white (grayscale)

Further resources

Worship resources

Bring concern for creation into prayer and worship.

Environmental advocacy

Join with others working for action on climate change and environmental protection.

Educational resources

Explore how the call to creation care is woven into the biblical story.

Practical greening

Find ways of making your parish more eco-friendly, including buildings and gardens.

Diocesan policy and reflection papers

Connecting with others

We’re connected to the Creation Matters working group of the Anglican Church of Canada, and through it to the global Anglican Environmental Communion Network.

We commend these other Canadian faith-based organizations working on environmental justice and stewardship:

  • Citizens for Public Justice: a Christian voice for social and environmental justice in Canadian public policy
  • Faith and the Common Good: an interfaith organization helping faith communities with practical greening through their Greening Sacred Spaces program
  • KAIROS: a coalition of Canadian churches working together for justice and peace
  • A Rocha Canada: a Christian environmental stewardship organization working in conservation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture