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Lisa Blais,
Team Lead of Right Relations RT


Melody Duncanson Hales, CSRC Staff
Minister for Congregational Support
Canadian Shield Regional Council
Phone: 705-474-3350  |  1-833-236-0281
Ext. 5
Email: mduncanson-hales@united-church.ca

Members of the Right Relations Resource Team (RRRT)

  • Lisa Blais (Team Lead) 
  • Maxine McVey
  • Carol Germa
  • Janie Clayton
  • Susan Lindquist
  • Brian Mundell
  • Nancy Mundell
  • Sylvia Carscadden
  • Melody Duncanson Hales (Staff Resource) mduncanson-hales@united-church.ca

Right Relations RT Responsibilities:

This Resource Team creates an intentional structure through which the Regional Council lives its commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to the Church.


  • Animating the “Calls to the Church” and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  • Consciousness raising in relation to the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools;
  • Responding to issues such as murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls;
  • Listening for, responding to, and creating opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue;
  • Acknowledgment of Traditional Territory;
  • Collaborating with the national ecumenical organization called KAIROS in their educational and advocacy work towards right relations;
  • being intentional in its invitation to Indigenous partners to participate;
  • Overseeing and managing the “Manitou Art Collection”.

There are many Right Relations Resources on the CSRC Website