2024 Bursary Applications!

Are you a post secondary student and queer advocate? Are you connected to a United Church community of faith, and do you work for the full inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in your church and the wider community? Then this is an opportunity for you!

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is excited to be offering up to four student advocates a bursary for the 2024-25 school year. The bursary amount is dependent on the number of applicants selected, but will be a minimum of $1000 each. 

Bursaries from this fund will be for post-secondary students with a demonstrated financial need. Students may be attending any Canadian school, at any level (college, undergraduate, post-graduate, graduate, doctoral). This bursary is for students who are involved with a United Church of Canada community of faith or related organization, and can demonstrate a commitment to 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion in their religious/spiritual community, and wider society.

Application information can be found here!

Applications are due July 8, 2024. Submit your full application package to executivedirector@ause.ca

2023 AGM Conference Information!!

FAQs –

Where is Beaconsfield?

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Montreal, in Quebec! They are on the West Island, close to the airport.

What is online and what is not?

Friday’s panel discussion, the Saturday AGM meeting itself, along with the Service of Lament, and Sunday Worship will all be online on a zoom link!

Here is a downloadable copy of the agenda, highlighting what is live streamed!: http://affirmunited.ause.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/06/2023-Conference-Schedule.pdf

Announcing the location of our 2023 AGM!

Beaconsfield United, just outside of Montreal, QC, will be our host for our first in person AGM in three years! More information will be coming, but we wanted to let you know the location ASAP so you can make your plans!

Are you an organized and motivated volunteer who wants to help us plan out the AGM? Please email M at communications@ause.ca to see what you can do to help!

Virtual Summer Conference 2021! AGM and Worship!

Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th 2021

Greetings Friends,

Tomorrow morning we begin our 2021 Annual Meeting Weekend Online! Here is the link to your weekend itinerary (Make sure to look for individual links, ie. “Morning Gathering” has its own link, ID/password).

This itinerary below will guide you through our weekend together!

WEEKEND ITINERARY:https://docs.google.com/…/1E1AblrL5sAj7LGTEIGQc…/edit…

Please submit any questions to: communications@ause.ca.

Members register now for your vote at the Annual General Meeting at 2:00PM- 4:00PM (EDT) (guests welcome to join the discussion)

https://zoom.us/…/tJ0pdeuvrTouH9RI4yCm_4cqnRnNkLOqqHA1Want to be a member? Learn more!https://affirmunited.ause.ca/membership/