Recording webinar Dying with Dignity online

The Recording of our webinar “Assisted Dying in Canada” is online with chapters time stamps so you can skip to what you want to see, click: See our youtube channel for past recordings:  for more info go on our website here go to menu choice “webinars” and submenu “Assisted Dying in Canada”.

Memorial Marya Nijland April 29

Memorial Service Honouring the Life of Marya Nijland Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:00am Pacific Time All members and friends of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria, and all who knew and cared about Marya, are warmly invited to attend this memorial service honouring the life of church member, Marya Nijland, who passed away on December … Read more

Report COP27 and COP15

Extensive Report from Ahti at COP27 and COP15 From the Sinai Heat to Snowy Montreal See pdf nicely formatted: AhtiCoparticle202303.pdf NOTES while Being Scammed in the Sun at COP 27 and Under the Weather at COP 15 – by Ahti Tolvanen, CUSJ board member and Observer to COP 27, the UN Climate Conference in Sharm … Read more

Marya Nyland Remembered

  Photo with Philip Symons. Marya and Philip were a very active part of the CUSJ in many ways. One was creating JUSTnews. Marya will be much missed and below a tribute by Sylvia Krogh and Alan Boyle: Dear Marya Nyland’s Friends, I have known Marya since she lived in Edmonton 40 years ago. Marya … Read more

CUSJ will continue

Important: The CUSJ, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice, will continue. At the Special General Meeting for members on Saturday November 26, 2022, a motion for dissolving the CUSJ was defeated. The new board will continue CUSJ as is, whilst exploring options to change and renew. Stand by for more details later this week.

Access To Abortion, Canada and USA

CUSJ (Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice) and CUUWA (Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association) STATEMENT on Access to Abortion in Canada and the United States 2022 06 05 WOMEN IN CANADA, STAND ON GUARD CUSJ and CUUWA stand together today with our sisters across the border as they face off with a Supreme Court, selected by … Read more

Canada can Electrify by 2035

The David Suzuki Foundation has done the research and come up with a report that Canada can easily be 100% renewable power in electricity by 2035 and meet all our needs for electrification of home heating and electric vehicles with existing technology.  We can do even better with emerging technologies.  See the full report here.

YouTube Accessible Housing Webinar Live

  Watch our YouTube of the Accessible Housing Webinar: Here For a full description go to: CUSJ held a webinar on February 19, 2022 about Accessible Housing in Canada. Synopsis: There is no law in Canada requiring that any housing be accessible, despite the fact that more than 22% of Canadians have a disability. … Read more

Report on COP 26 by Ahti Tolvanen

Faith Tested: Deep Throat and Zombie Credits in Glasgow. by Ahti Tolvanen, CUSJ Delegate to COP26 It began on Halloween. I was pleased to be the sole representative, of Canadian Unitarians and CUSJ on site- as well as at meetings on the COP Interfaith Liason Committee.  I was also honored to accept an invitation to … Read more

Compelling Case for PR

CUSJ’s partner, Fair Vote Canada, makes a compelling case for Proportional Representation in Canada by comparing the results of the recent Canadian federal election with the recent election in Germany, a country that has had a proportional system of representation since the Second World War. See Full Article Here Germany and Canada: A sharp contrast … Read more

Transportation Torture

This blog is by CUSJ Board member Jim Sannes,  a long-time activist for reducing our meat intake and caring better for the animals we do raise for meat.  Reducing meat intake and moving from industrial agriculture to agro-ecology are essential strategies in the struggle to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Originally published in The Canadian Coalition … Read more


CUSJ is a proud sponsor of the #NoWar2021 virtual conference starting June 4th, From Weapons Fairs to War Zones: Unravelling the War Machine. #NoWar2021 includes diverse representation across the anti-war/peace movement, with 270+ registrants from 24+ countries and 100+ endorsing/sponsoring organizations. To get more information, have a look at this new 60-second video.

Webinar – Israel Recruits in Canada

  CUSJ endorses the following webinar and encourages its members to attend. Background On October 19, 2020, an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Ken Loach, former MP Jim Manly, as well as poet El Jones and author Yann Martel, and more than 170 Canadians as well as several others, has been delivered to … Read more

CUSJ Joins CANRAC for Green New Deal

  The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Langevin Block Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Minister of Finance House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 CC. Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister Catherine McKenna, Minister Steven Guilbeault Dear Prime Minister and Deputy Prime … Read more