Mandate

What We Do

  • Education – to promote greater awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
  • Action – to work to end discrimination against people in church, society and our own organization.
  • Support – to help people of all sexual orientations and gender identities find support and community within the United Church.

How We Work

  • Affirming Ministries Program – We established and continue to operate this church-wide network
  • Website, www.affirmunited.ca
  • Newsletter, Consensus
  • Three-day conference featruing speakers, workshops, entertainment, and worship, in a different Canadian location each summer, in conjunction with our annual general meeting
  • Advocacy and Information – We write letters, submit briefs and proposals, and meet with church and government decision-making bodies.  Our displays, information tables, workshops, and educational resources support this work.