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, in order to make creation care an integral part of our worship, life and witness. To learn more, contact the co-chairs, Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and Dr. Grant Jahnke.

Report on the Diocesan Environmental Plan, June 25, 2020

NEW earth poster Download a copy of this poster here.

Worship Resources

Resources for Season of Creation

  • Anglican Church of Canada Season of Creation Resources (including a weekly devotional from the leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, The Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – NEW for 2020)
  • Act For the Love of Creation: sign the e-petition calling on the Canadian government to set ambitious carbon-reduction targets, invest in a just transition, honour the rights of Indigenous people and invest in climate adaptation and mitigation for those most impacted by the climate crisis.  This petition closes October 6, 2020.
  • Season of Creation international website: find resources and events, and/or share your own.
  • The Green Churches Network of Canada has a downloadable toolkit including prayers, posters, reflections, and resources for action and education.
  • Watch Bishop Andrew’s Season of Creation Video 

Resources for Earth Sunday (observed the nearest Sunday to April 22)


  • Strengthening the Prayers of the People in a Time of Climate Crisis. The Rev. Canon John Hill offers a workshop for those who lead intercessions.  To learn more, contact Canon Hill at
  • Workshop Guide: Overcoming Barriers to Action on Climate Change.  Developed by Anglican Diane Marshall and United Church minister Geoffrey Wilfong-Pritchard, this guide will walk you through holding the workshop in your home parish.

Diocesan Policy and Reflection Papers

Video suggestions:

  • Global Weirding with Katherine Hayhoe: The Canadian-born (and Christian) climate scientist has teamed up with PBS to create a series of short videos on climate change.
  • The Story of Stuff: These short videos focus on the damage done by our throwaway culture and the opportunities for changing that culture through both personal choices and systemic advocacy.

Act: Find ways to make your parish more eco-friendly while saving money, enhancing your ministry, and having fun!

Advocate: Read how church leaders are calling for greater commitment to creation care, and join with others working for action on climate change and environmental protection.

Connecting with Others

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

Additionally, we commend these 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 assisting 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.