Social Justice and Advocacy

The Social Justice and Advocacy Consultant, together with the Social Justice and Advocacy Committee, coordinates and advances the public witness of our Diocese on issues of social and ecological justice. We seek to be faithful to God’s call to compassion and justice, live out our baptismal vows, and engage faithfully with the world.

What’s New:

Social Justice Vestry Motion: Taking Action on Climate Change

Our 2020 Social Justice Vestry Motion focuses on climate change, with a call to action for the federal government as well as inviting parishes to choose their own contribution to lowering greenhouse gases. Visit our Vestry Motion page for more information.

Provincial Pre-budget Submission 2020

As part of the provincial government’s public consultations into the 2020 Budget, Bishop Andrew Asbil and the Social Justice & Advocacy Committee submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on  Finance and Economic Affairs.  You can read it here.

What We Do:

We facilitate communications between the Diocesan and Area Bishops and various levels of government, as well as educating, equipping and supporting Diocesan parishes and individual Anglicans in advocacy on social and ecological justice.

Our work is focused on three priority areas:

Other areas of concern, where we support the work of other church ministries, include:

Some of our key activities include:

 

To learn more: 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.