Mittens and Greens Holiday Collection – December 2

This year, our Mittens and Greens collection will be in support of women and children fleeing abuse and living at Crossroads Shelter. On Sunday, December 2, 2018, you’re encouraged to bring cash, gift cards, or items from the list below to put around our tree.  Whatever cash/cheque donations we receive will provide 1 Safe Night ($45.96),…

POLICING BLACK LIVES State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present By Robyn Maynard

Join us for discussion  of this timely book.  We will be meeting at 2pm on November 8th & 22nd at the home of Gillie Trowbridge, 14 Cricket Place. Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers…

2019 Pledge Campaign

UFP’s annual pledge campaign is now underway. UFP friends and members should have received an email with a form to fill out earlier this week. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sue Sauve or Scott Donovan. If would like to be set up on monthly automatic withdrawal for your pledge or would like…

A Community that LEANS IN – November 2018

These are difficult times. Expressions of racism and violent anger continue to target people of colour, immigrants, and gender non-conforming folks. Last Saturday’s shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh deeply affected our Jewish friends, as they again struggle with how dangerous it feels to be ‘publicly Jewish’. We must not forget their…

A Community of Vision – October 2018

Here’s a quote we would do well to remember this month. The author is unknown, but their words are a gift: “What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it is supposed to be.” This is not how the topic of vision is usually handled. We’re encouraged…

FactFulNess by Hans Rosling

Join us for discussion about this thought provoking book. We will be meeting at the home of Ed Adams, 1042 Oriole Drive Thursdays October 11th and 25th at 2 pm. Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends―what percentage of the…

A BOOK READING, by Edafe Okporo

Hello refugee sponsors, social justice folks & friends in and around Toronto, The CUC would like to invite you, and ask your help in publicizing, a book reading by Edafe Okporo on Friday, Oct 26, 2018. Edafe left Nigeria due to persecution, and is now living in New York. He is the Executive Director of RDJ…

Orange Shirt Day, Sunday, Sept 30

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the…