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Social Justice Quick Links

⇒   Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble – https://affirmunited.ause.ca/

The place for resources for communities of faith that are affirming or working through the affirming process.

⇒   Affirming Connections – https://affirmingconnections.com/

A partner of the United Church of Canada, Affirming Connections offers resources for communities of faith that are affirming and/or discerning the affirming process.

⇒   Faith and the Common Good – https://www.faithcommongood.org/

Faith & the Common Good is a national, interfaith charitable network dedicated to assisting and inspiring religious congregations and spiritual groups to take collective action in creating more sustainable communities.

⇒   For the Love of Creation – https://fortheloveofcreation.ca/

For the Love of Creation invites Canadian faith communities and faith-based organizations to come together under a unified banner to mobilize education, reflection, action and advocacy for climate justice.

⇒   Institute for Research on Public Policy – https://irpp.org/
A wealth of information on current social initiatives, particularly the crisis in long term care facilities

⇒   KAIROS – https://www.kairoscanada.org/

KAIROS unites Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).

⇒   United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel –  https://www.unjppi.org/index.html

A network working toward the goal of a just peace in Palestine and Israel by calling for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and equal rights for all who live in Palestine/Israel.


​For resources, and more information on current justice campaigns, please contact staff support.

Staff Support

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Minister, Social Justice for Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
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Email: DMatheson@united-church.ca

An Ontario Certified Teacher, Diane has long been passionate about empowering people of all ages to engage in meaningful justice work. She serves the Mission & Discipleship Commissions, as well as working with and building social justice networks in the regions.

Thérèse Samuel

Thérèse Samuel

Minister, Right Relations and Social Justice Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways, Horseshoe Falls

Phone: 1-833-236-0280
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Email:  TSamuel@united-church.ca

Thérèse shares the Social Justice position with the Minister, Social Justice, serving the Mission and Discipleship Commissions and social justice ministries in the region. She also supports Indigenous and Non-Indigenous churches in the region in the work of building right relations.