CUSJ’s AGM has come and gone, but our theme of looking back and moving forward with love and justice carries on. From an organizational perspective, I am grateful to have a mix of long-serving and dedicated Board members as well as four newly elected members, (three of whom were instrumental in forming brand new regional … Read more
Photo: President Margaret Rao thanks our keynote speaker Tim McSorley of the ICLMG, and Rev. Lynn Harrison, who provided the Invocation. On Friday, May 12th 2017, CUSJ members from across Canada gathered in Toronto for our AGM, an occasion to look back on our activities and successes in the past year, to take stock of the … Read more
CUSJ is pleased to announce that a new regional CUSJ chapter has been formed in Québec. The new chapter brings together social activists from the Eastern Townships (UU Estrie community; Montréal (the Unitarian Church of Montreal); and the West Island (Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation). The CUSJ-Québec letter of intent, submitted to the Board, stated that the chapter wishes to work on: … Read more
CUSJ is pleased to announce that a new local CUSJ chapter has been formed in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The three founders–Bob Manson, Susan J. Woods, and Sally Palmer Woods–all members of Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship–stated that the CUSJ Thunder Bay Chapter intends to work towards social justice locally, provincially, and nationally, because they feel that this multi-level approach … Read more
Under current laws, Canadian UU congregational chapters are prohibited, since the CUSJ is not a charity, and this would constitute a derogation from the neutrality required in order for congregations to maintain their charitable status. See “Engaging in Allowable Activities” on the CRA website. Note, however, that the CUC encourages individual UUers to join the CUSJ, and to … Read more
CUSJ held a special general meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa’s new home (400 McArthur) to approve new bylaws in order to comply with the updated Canada Corporations Act.
February is CUC Resolutions Month There are many resolutions coming before this year’s annual meeting at the May Conference and AGM. Some relate to governance, active democracy, CUC voice, and 3 are related to social action. One relates to climate change, one to the Enbridge pipeline, and one calls for the repeal of C-31 – … Read more
The Council of Canadians been working with 47 organizations (Idle No More, all key labour organizations affiliated with the CLC, Canadian Federation of Nurses, Greenpeace, National Farmers Union, Voices, Alternatives, Canadian Peace Alliance, Lead Now, many, many more… including Oxfam,) to pull together a common front to tackle the social issues of our day and … Read more