Unitarian Universalism has a long history of social action for peace and justice. Our groups welcome new members!
Groups Acting at the Local Level
The Mental Health Working Group: was formed to support the Ancoura supportive-housing initiative for people living with mental illness. This
group also works to bring greater awareness of the problems that face those living with a mental illness and to counter the stigma associated with this illness.
Poverty Awareness Working Group: We create awareness in the congregation and take action on poverty and affordable housing issues.
Click here for the Poverty Awareness Working Group's Mandate Statement.
Click here for our progress on the 2016 AGM Resolutions.
Refugee Working Group: We facilitate the settlement of individual refugees and/or families through such tasks as arrangements for housing, banking, schooling and health issues.
Environmental Working Group (EWG): The EWG educates on environmental issues. Recently, the EWG assisted our congregation in divesting fossil fuels from our investments.
Welcoming Congregation Working Group: The Welcoming Congregation Working Group actively promotes the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples in all their diversities in our church, involves itself in out-reach to like-minded community groups and educates the congregation on related issues.
Adopt-a-Riverbank Project: Our congregation has “adopted” three kilometres of the Ottawa riverbank from Woodroffe Ave. to Dominion Ave. Currently, an informal group of volunteers takes on a spring clean-up of the shoreline.
Groups Acting at the Global Level
Global Justice Working Group: We encourage congregational members to deliberate on issues of social justice, advocate for social change, and join with other people of faith and goodwill.
Unitarian GoGos Working Group: We raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the needs of African grandmothers and vulnerable and orphaned children, and stand in solidarity with the Grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa.
UU-United Nations Office Working Group: We assist our congregation in learning about and participating in major United Nations issues such as human rights, peace, equity, and the environment.
Canada-Nepal Working Group: We work to support democracy and human rights in Nepal, provide counselling for Nepalese immigrants and refugees in Canada.
Child Haven Working Group: We work to inform people of the efforts to raise and educate children in Child Haven International homes in several Asian countries.
"...the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all" -sixth UU principle