Other Church Courts and Organizations

Regional Councils, Assisted Living Homes, Educational InstitutionsEducation and Retreat Centres, Chaplaincies,  Groups
(Dates noted below are the date on which the ministry became Affirming.)

NOTE that  on January 1, 2019, the United Church enacted a decision that ended the ministry of Presbyteries and Conferences. 
They were replaced by Regional Councils, and these new entities will be asked to embark on a new (in some cases, modified) Affirming process. AUSE offers its gratitude and respect to the Conferences and Presbyteries who became Affirming, thus creating a safer sacred space, and finding new ways of helping church policies, practices, and programs become more inclusive of LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people. AUSE looks forward to continued and renewed work alongside the Regions of the United Church and will post updates as they are available. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the complete list of Affirming former presbyteries and Conferences.


Antler River Watershed Regional Council (6 June 2021)
1552 highway #6,
Waterdown ON, L8N 2Z7

Phone 905-659-3343

Bermuda-Nova Scotia Regional Council (11 May 2024) 
12 Wright Street
Sackville NB E4L 4P8
Phone: 1-800-268-3781  Ext 6137

Canadian Shield Regional Council (16 October 2021)
395 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay ON PA1 2C5
Phone:  705-474-3350

Chinook Winds Regional Council (5 May 2023)
43 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 98
Okotoks  AB T1S 1A4
Phone: 1-833-762-0192

East Central Ontario Regional Council (29 September 2021)
225 50th Avenue
Lachine, Québec, H8T 2T7
Phone: 1-800-268-3781

Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council (4 November 2023)
Zion United Church
37 Franklin St.
Carleton Place ON K7C 1R6

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council (29 September 2021)
21 Wright Street
Sackville, NB E4L 4P8
Telephone: 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6137

Horseshoe Falls Regional Council (6 June 2021)
1552 highway #6,
Waterdown ON, L8N 2Z7

Phone 905-659-3343

Living Skies Regional Council (13 June 2024) 
60A Athabasca St E
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 0L2

Northern Spirit Regional Council (1 June 2024) 
13535 122 Ave NW.
Edmonton Alberta T5L 2V7
Phone: 780 435 3995

Pacific Mountain Regional Council (11 June 2022)
6000 Sussex Avenue
Burnaby BC V5H 3C2
Phone Number: 1-800-934-0434

Prairie to Pine Regional Council (30 May 2021)
1622-B St. Mary’s Rd,
Winnipeg MB R2M 3W7
Phone 1-866-860-9662

Shining Waters Regional Council (14 March 2021)
963 Pharmacy Avenue
Toronto ON M1R 2G5
Phone 1-800-268-4729  Ext. 6262

Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council (6 June 2021)
1552 highway #6,
Waterdown ON, L8N 2Z7

Phone 905-659-3343


Centre for Christian Studies (26 March 2006)
Woodsworth House, 60 Maryland St.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1K7
(204) 783-4490

St. Andrew’s College (24 March 2009)
1121 College Dr.
Saskatoon SK S7N 0W3
(306) 966-8970

St. Stephen’s College (6 April 2009)
University of Alberta Campus
8810-112 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1J6
(780) 439-7311

United Theological College / Le Séminaire Uni (1 January 2004)
3521 University Ave.,
Montreal, QC H3A 2A9
(514) 849-2042


Five Oaks United Church Education and Retreat Centre (2 April 2006)
R.R. 3, Paris, ON N3L 3E3
(519) 442-3212

Tatamagouche Centre
Tatamagouche, NS
(902) 657-2231


The United Church of Canada chaplaincy at Dalhousie University
(16 October 2019) www.dal.ca/campus_life/health-and-wellness/services-support/multifaith-services/list-of-chaplains.html


East Central Ontario Region United Church Women (27 October 2021) 

Four Rivers Presbyterial (regional body of the United Church Women),
Bay of Quinte Conference

Diaconia of the United Church of Canada (DUCC) (1 May 2015)
News and contact information can be found on their website at:  ducc.ca

Peterborough and Area Affirm United
c/o St. Andrew’s United Church
441 Rubidge St.,
Peterborough, ON K9H 4E4
(705) 745-2722 (0)
(705) 741-4271 (h)

(Former Conferences that were Affirming:
Bay of Quinte, Hamilton, London, Manitou, Maritime, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Toronto. 

Former Presbyteries that were Affirming:
Agassiz Presbytery, Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario Conference
Assiniboine Presbytery, Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario Conference
Calgary Presbytery, Alberta Northwest Conference
Cambrian Presbytery, Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario Conference
Cariboo Presbytery, BC Conference
Chignecto Presbytery, Maritime Conference
Four Rivers Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference
Inverness-Guysborough Presbytery (Nova Scotia) Maritime Conference
Kawartha Highlands Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference (ON)
Living Waters Presbytery, Toronto Conference
Northland Presbytery, Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario Conference
Ottawa Presbytery, Montreal and Ottawa Conference
River Bend Presbytery, Saskatchewan Conference
Shining Waters Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference
Truro Presbytery, Maritime Conference
Upper Valley Presbytery, 
Bay of Quinte Conference
Winnipeg Presbytery, Manitoba Northwest Conference)