Past Work of the Council
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.
Ecumenical Healthcare Network
Resources from the Ecumenical Healthcare Network
Charter and Covenant: The Churches and the Struggle for Public Health Care in Canada
An historical overview of churches and public health care in Canada written by Joe Gunn. Churches have been involved in the provision of health care services in Canada since the mid 17th century….Many other religious groups comprised especially of religious women and Christian laypersons have been in the forefront of every effort against disease that this country has known. What explains such active involvement in health care?
Why Christians Should Stay Involved in Canada’s Health Care Debate
A theological reflection written by former General Secretary Janet Somerville.
A Health Care Covenant for All People in Canada
The main submission of the Ecumenical Health Care Network to the 2002 Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Many of the points were reflected in the final report of the Commissioner called “Building on Values”
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.
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
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
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.