PO Box 100, Carlisle, Ontario L0R 1H0 | Phone: 1-833-236-0280 | wowrc@united-church.ca

We are an Affirming Regional Council

 

Affirming is more than welcoming 2SLGBTQ+ people in our faith communities.  It’s about living each day growing and supporting these communities in every way we can as Jesus taught us to do.

 

Watch our Affirming Ministry CelebrationRead more about what it means to be Affirming

Why are we Affirming?

We work for the full inclusion of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations across Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls, Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils, the United Church of Canada and in our faith communities and society.

Affirm Action Plan

For more information about Affirming Ministry

Contact: Thérèse SamuelContact: Diane Matheson-Jimenez
Thérèse Samuel

Thérèse Samuel

Minister, Right Relations and Social Justice for Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
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Email: TSamuel@united-church.ca

Thérèse shares the Social Justice position with the Minister, Social Justice, serving the Mission and Discipleship Commissions and social justice ministries in the region. She also supports Indigenous and Non-Indigenous churches in the region in the work of building right relations.

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Minister, Social Justice for Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
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Email: DMatheson@united-church.ca

An Ontario Certified Teacher, Diane has long been passionate about empowering people of all ages to engage in meaningful justice work. She serves the Mission & Discipleship Commissions, as well as working with and building social justice networks in the regions.