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  Growing Vital Religious Communities In Canada  
     
Welcoming Congregations*

We are proud that 99% of our members belong to Welcoming Congregations.

To read more about our Welcoming Congregation program, click here: http://www.uua.org/obgltc/wcp/wc1expln.html
Congregations can borrow the Welcoming Congregation curriculum from our Lifespan Learning Library: http://cuc.ca/lifespan/lifespan_learning_library.htm
For more information on the Canadian Unitarian Council's support for BGLT persons, go to http://www.cuc.ca/queer

 
Welcoming Congregation pamphlet
in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format
 
These are available for $25/100.
You are welcome to use the Welcoming Congregation symbol on your congregation's website and materials.
 
If your congregation has completed the Welcoming Congregation program and wishes to offer the next level, Living the Welcoming Congregation, please contact executivedirector@cuc.ca


Neal denHollander accepts Welcoming Congregation certificate from Art Brewer, chair of CUC's Gender & Sexual Diversity Monitoring Group at CUC Annual Conference & Meeting 2005

Society

Year Certified

1.     Edmonton

1992

2.     Vancouver

1995

3.     Lakehead

1995

4.     Winnipeg

1996

5.     Kelowna

1997

6.     Montréal

1998

7.     Toronto 1st

1998 & renewed January 2008

8.     Ottawa 1st

1998 & renewed October 2010

9.     Hamilton

1998

10. Capital (Victoria)

1999

11. Saskatoon

2000

12. Calgary

2000

13. Victoria

2001

14. London

2001

15. Waterloo

2005

16. Guelph 2001
17. Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship 2003
18. North Shore Unitarian Church  2004
19. Kingston Unitarian Fellowship 2004
20. Beacon Unitarian Church (Coquitlam, BC) 2004
21. Halifax 2005
22. South Peel Unitarian Congregation (Mississauga) 2005
23. Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hatley June 9, 2005
24. Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton June 15, 2005
25. Don Heights Unitarian Congregation April 9, 2006
26. Westwood Unitarian Congregation (Edmonton) June 11, 2006
27. Avalon Unitarian Fellowship

October 22, 2006

28. Saint John NB October 22 2006
29. Sarnia-Port Huron September 11 2005
30. The Unitarian Fellowship of Salt Spring Island February 25, 2007
31. Unitarian Congregation of Niagara February 17, 2008
32. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops March 11, 2007
33. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation April 20, 2008
34. Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough April 20, 2008
35. Elora and Fergus Unitarian Church April 25, 2010
36. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa June 1 2008
37. South Fraser Unitarian Congregation April 28 2008
38. Huronia Unitarian Fellowship May 10 2009
39.First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo IN PROCESS
40. Unitarian Fellowship of Northwest Toronto June 19, 2011
41.  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Durham April 11 2010
42.  Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda IN PROCESS
43.  Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation February 15 2009
44. Unitarian Fellowship of Regina June 13, 2010

 * Welcoming Congregations are those which have completed a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) program and have passed a congregational vote to affirm that they welcome the membership and active participation of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and/or transgender people.  

LIVING THE WELCOMING CONGREGATION
This is a program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association for congregations who have completed the Welcoming Congregation program and want to continue work in this area.

To join an email group to discuss the Welcoming Congregation and Living the Welcoming Congregation program, just send a blank email to cuc-welcoming-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
 
 
PRIDE EVENTS
CUC encourages all congregations to actively support and participate in Pride events.  To learn more about what's happening across Canada, join the cuc-pride email list, by sending a blank email to cuc-pride-subscribe@yahoogroups.com