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“What Does Equity Mean to Me?”  A presentation prepared by the Equity Committee for the Shining Waters Regional Council Meeting, October 2020

About the Equity Committee

The Equity Committee is a sub-committee of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive. The Equity Committee will be a committee where expertise is gathered, best practices and knowledge retained and integrated into our region and to develop practices to help fulfill the equity policy of Shining Waters which is:
Striving to be faithful followers of Jesus in our time and place, Shining Waters Regional Council will continue to remove barriers to participation in the life and work of the Region and society, committing itself to be open to the Spirit. Resisting all forms of oppression, we welcome and celebrate people of all abilities, any sexual orientation and gender identity, and all others who are marginalized, in the life and work of the Region.


  • Equity Policy  This policy is the vision of Shining Waters for an affirming, accessible, inclusive region.
  • Equity Committee Policy This policy outlines the mandate, purpose, authority, membership and responsibilities of the Equity Committee and the relationship with the Executive.
  • Equity Action Plan Approved October 2020


Equity Committee Members are:

  • Hedy Baker-Graf
  • Greg Daly
  • Karen King
  • Wayne Monague
  • Julian Munro
  • Ruth Bramham
  • Lee Heard

Staff Support:  Susie Henderson

Staff Support



Minister, Community Engagement & Partnership, Shining Waters Regional Council

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6262
Email: shenderson@united-church.ca 
Teleworks and works in the Toronto Office on Wednesdays.

Susie coordinates communication strategies; provides program and policy support to the Regional Council and Commissions as needed, liaises with the General Council and other courts of the church, and provides support to Affirming Ministries.  

Read Susie's background...