Past Work of the Council

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Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative (CEJI)

A formative experience for many, The Canadian Council of Churches served as the institutional home for the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative (1998-2001), the Canadian expression of the global Jubilee 2000 debt cancellation campaign.

Leadership was provided by a broad working group of churches, inter-church coalitions, ecumenical agencies, and faith-based organizations.

The archives of this remarkable initiative are held in safekeeping by The Canadian Council of Churches.

Resources from CEJI:

  • “CEJI Mobilizes to Cancel the Debs of Global South Countries.”

    Gunn, Joe. In: Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism, edited by Joe Gunn. Toronto: Novalis. 2018.

  • Jubilee, Wealth & The Market.

    Jubilee, Wealth & The Market. Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, 1999.

  • Making a New Beginning: Biblical Reflections on Jubilee.

    Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, 1998.

  • A New Beginning: A Call for Jubilee.

    The Vision of the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, 1998.

Our Work on HIV/AIDS

In 2006, The Canadian Council of Churches served as the institutional home for the Christian Host Committee who, together with the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance in Geneva, organized the Ecumenical Pre-Conference to the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto. This work is currently suspended. The witness and advocacy of the Christian Host Committee remains relevant to many issues of health care today. 

2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto: Christian Host Committee, The Canadian Council of Churches and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, Geneva.
2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto: Christian Host Committee, The Canadian Council of Churches and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, Geneva.

CCC Resources on HIV/AIDS

Letter to the Prime Minister 

As national leaders of Canadian Churches and members of The Canadian Council of Churches, we are extremely concerned about the human impact of the global AIDS pandemic. Currently more than 40 million people are infected with HIV. Last year, over 3 million people died as a result of AIDS. There are 15 million child orphans because of AIDS. These statistics speak powerfully to the human cost. View Church Leader’s Letter 

Fact Sheets 

Ecumenical advocacy resources put together by the member churches and faith groups of The Canadian Council of Churches and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. 

National Advisory Group on Emergency Planning

Established in 2002, the National Advisory Group on Emergency Planning (NAGEP) was a standing committee of the Commission on Faith and Witness. Its original purpose was to consult with appropriate government offices to learn about existing pastoral care provisions within the mandates and protocols of the Emergency Measures Offices (EMOs). Out of this grew the recognition that emergency/disaster management has to be coordinated first at the local/regional level and that local congregations need to know how to connect with these offices in order to be able to respond.

Resources from the National Advisory Group on Emergency Planning

The 2010 NAGEP Code of Engagement is a foundational document which strives to encourage all communities of faith who wish to enter the field of emergency response to do so with humility, grace and a willingness to serve. Download a copy of the Code of Engagement [PDF] 

The purpose of this resource is to promote greater understanding for the role of spiritual care in times of disaster. 

Understanding the Role of Spiritual Care in Times of Disaster (for Disaster Response Volunteers, First Responders and Disaster Planners) [PDF].  En français. 

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