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A Message from the ModeratorThis post may be traumatic for residential school and intergenerational survivors. If you are feeling pain or distress because of your residential school experiences, please know that you can call the free 24-hour crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. You can also call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It's toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.---Editor's Note: On Thursday, June 24, an announcement was made...

Apology to Action: A Pilgrimage for ReconciliationJune 21st is National Indigenous Day in Canada and we in The UCC will recognize the day together on Sunday, June 20, 2021.The Manitou Intentional Learning Community (MILC) and the Canadian Shield Right Relations Resource Team (RRRT) have teamed up to bring you a resource called A Pilgrimage for Reconciliation - a resource that shares the history of The Apology to First Nation Peoples, the Apology Cairn, Calls to Action, and much...

The evening of Thursday, June 10th, 2021 is the CSRC's Regional Council meeting as well as the Moderator's Livestream service on the 96th Anniversary of The UCC.  This is just like our yearly Regional Council Meeting except the agenda is much smaller.  All Ministry Personnel and Lay Reps to the Region should be there as voting is happening and we need to make quorum.. It is the perfect time to grab a drink, maybe some munchies and sit at your desk, on your lawn, on your deck or...

COVID-19 UPDATE Yesterday, Monday, June 7, the Ontario Government announced that it will ease restrictions for weddings, funerals and religious services across the province. These changes come into effect on Friday, June 11th.  New provincial guidelines will allow for communities of faith to hold indoor worship gatherings for up to 15 percent of total capacity, or outdoors up to a capacity where all participants are able to maintain 2 metres of distancing. Some parts of...

Summer Job opportunity with Canadian Shield Region: Youth Engagement Coordinator (9 positions available) Canadian Shield RC is hiring! This summer we are offering positions to young people (ages 18 – 30) who are post-secondary students or recently graduated from secondary/post-secondary education that are actively involved in contextual social justice-based conversations such as: anti-racism, environmental, queer issues, harm reduction, Indigenous, mental health, public health,...

Statement of Support for the Indigenous Community at Laurentian University CSRC Right Relations Resource Team In 1986, at The United Church of Canada’s General Council meeting in Sudbury, Moderator Bob Smith offered the words of an apology on behalf of The United Church of Canada, to Indigenous peoples.  To commemorate this important moment in history, and as a reminder of the work that is still to be done, a cairn was erected at the site, with permission from Laurentian...

One Year of the Pandemic: Where are we now? You are invited to a Canadian Shield Regional Council Town Hall on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Our conversation will be hosted by the CSRC Support to Communities of Faith Commission.  Discussions to include updates, reminders and resources from the Canadian Shield RC and The United Church of Canada.  Join us and share your questions, concerns, surprises, and celebrations.  EVERYONE is welcome and we...

On Friday, March 12th, the Ontario Government announced it will ease capacity limits for weddings, funerals and religious services in regions classified as Grey Zones (Lockdown). These changes are effective March 15th. Current Grey Zones within the Canadian Shield Regional Council include the City of Sudbury and the City of Thunder Bay.  The experiences of communities of faith around our region will be vastly different depending where you fall on the Ontario Government’s Covid...

Canadian Shield Regional Council is pleased to introduce WALK BESIDE ME, a place where we share stories of inspiration, revitalization, and innovation from around our region. If you have a story idea please share it with Susan Whitehead. We at the CSRC are very proud to announce that Harry Stewart and Chris Southin (of Thessalon, ON) have been awarded the Governor General's Meritorious Service Award for being the co-founders of Rainbow Camp®.  Harry Stewart and Chris Southin are...

The Canadian Shield Regional Council Executive has met once on January 27, 2021.  The minutes, as they are approved, are posted on the website.  The next scheduled CSRC Executive meeting is on March 3, 2021.  In the meantime, here's a roundup of news that happened at the most recent meeting in January. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDINGThe CSRC Executive approved the updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council. ...