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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. ...

CSRC Covid-19 Update - February 22, 2021 As of last week, all of the Canadian Shield RC has returned to the Ontario Government’s Covid 19 response framework (out of lockdown) EXCEPT the North Bay area. Click on the button below to access the government’s colour-coded Covid 19 Response Framework.  Until North Bay returns to the framework (a.k.a. out of lockdown), the shut down and stay-at-home orders still apply to this area. Although the stay-at-home order in all other areas of the...

Canadian Shield Regional Council Covid-19 Statement - Jan. 13, 2021Yesterday the Ontario Government announced enhanced public health and workplace safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic in effect for all of Ontario (Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Province-wide Shutdown, Jan. 12, 2021). The maximum allowance for indoor and outdoor gatherings for places of worship remains at 10 and masks must be worn both outdoors and indoors when not alone (see page...

In light of current events in Washington, our Moderator Richard Bott offers the following prayer:Prayer for Our US NeighboursAs we follow our newsfeeds,and observe with horrorwhat is happening in the capital of the United States of America,we call on you, Creator of All Love.We painfully remember peaceful protests of tangible and documented injustices,led by Black and Indigenous peopleswho were sadly met with undue hostility and violence,and characterized as rioters,in contrast to...

 2020 has been an interesting year!  Challenging times often make people reflect on the importance of the people in their lives and the gratitude for those who helped them get through in the year.We give thanks to all the members, lay leaders, and ministry personnel in the Canadian Shield Regional Council.  We are grateful for all you do to care for one another in love – whether it is within a community of faith, a cluster ministry or a network ministry – your commitment,...