Affirming Diversity

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LGBTQIA2+ Affirming Congregation

St. Paul’s United Church is an Affirming Congregation within the United Church of Canada. As such we reach out with love and acceptance to all those who come through our doors regardless of sexual orientation, age, gender, racial or ethnic background, differing abilities, economic or cultural background. As a community of faith, we strive to make St. Paul’s United Church a safe place for all and a voice for social justice.

Affirm Banners in our sanctuary by artists Margie Davidson and Kim Caskey

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is an organization of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within The United Church of Canada.  Affirm United works to promote the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the church and in society.  For more information about Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada – visit Affirm United.

Truth and Reconciliation

It’s about wisdom – a National Journey for Healing and Reconciliation.
For 116 years, thousands of Aboriginal children in Alberta were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the Government of Canada and run by churches. They were taken from their parents and communities, often forcibly, in order to be stripped of family ties, language, cultural identity and traditions. There were more Indian Residential Schools in Alberta than in any other province.

The first stage of the journey of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is now complete. As of December 18 2015, the TRC offices are now closed. But the journey of Truth and Reconciliation is far from over. The work of the TRC has now been transferred to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. We invite you to explore the collection and resources through the links below:

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Chancellor’s Hall, 177 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Phone: 204-474-6069
Toll Free: 1-855-415-4534 (North America)