CUC Communication

Publications

The CUC’s communications platforms seek to highlight issues and events of regional and national interest. Read the newsletters to find out what the CUC’s board and staff have been up to lately, get the latest social justice news, and learn what’s coming up in your area.

The Canadian Unitarian

The Canadian Unitarian, popularly known as CanU, is the national newsletter of the CUC. It publicizes newsworthy events in the denomination, including items about individual Unitarian Universalists, UU events in Canada, and milestones and celebrations of our member congregations, aiming to reflect all segments of Unitarian Universalism in Canada. Issues are published twice a year, in the spring and fall.
Editor: Kenzie Love

Read the latest issue of the Canadian Unitarian (pdf).

Subscribe to the electronic version or the print version.

Contact communications@cuc.ca for back issues.

eNews

The Canadian Unitarian eNews is the digital monthly newsletter of the CUC, connecting and informing Canada’s Unitarian Universalists. Issues are published in the first week of each month.

Subscribe to the eNews.

Issues: May 2018 (pdf)

Submissions and Writing Opportunities

Who writes for the CUC? Maybe you!

Both the eNews and the Canadian Unitarian accept unsolicited submissions of articles and news items. If you have a story or an upcoming event that is of regional or national interest, you can offer it to the Canadian Unitarian by contacting canu@cuc.ca, or to the eNews by contacting communications@cuc.ca. The deadline for submissions to the eNews is the 15th of the month prior to the issue date (e.g., the deadline for the February issue is January 15).

When submitting a news item, please affirm that all of those mentioned in the article have seen and approved it, including the president and minister of the congregation when the item is about congregational news. You are encouraged to provide web links and contact addresses for those who wish further information. Items may be edited for brevity, and those published in the electronic version of CanU may also be included in the print version.

We also occasionally hire writers and editors to complete short assignments for CanU. Some examples of possible jobs:

  • Interview several (3–8) people involved in some aspect of UU life and write an article (500–600 words) on that aspect.
  • Interview a person who has done something interesting and write a short piece (100–400 words) about their accomplishment. Such articles are usually follow-ups on a congregational newsletter item.
  • Help someone compose an article about what Unitarian Universalism means to them.
  • Adapt items from congregational newsletters or other sources for publication in CanU columns such as Across the Country, International, and In Memoriam.
  • Interview leaders of several congregations that have succeeded in a particular endeavor and write an article sharing their best practices.

Most assignments also require obtaining a high-resolution photo, and an edited or adapted article must be approved by its original author and subject. Deadlines and expectations for all assignments, including any reimbursement of expenses, are agreed to in advance.

To be considered for these assignments, contact the editor of the Canadian Unitarian, Kenzie Love, at canu@cuc.ca. Please describe your interests and experience, and include writing samples.

You can also advertise in CanU (pdf).