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Regional Finances

Regional Budget



Budget Overview

At the Shining Waters Regional Council’s 2021 fall regional meeting a video was produced to help members become familiar with the proposed budget.  A link to the report that was presented at that meeting is below, you may wish to have access to it as you watch the video.

Report – [ PDF | 1 page ] –  PDF


Audited Financial Statements

Regional staff are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the region’s financial statements in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, and for such internal control as is determined is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the financial statements, regional staff is responsible for assessing the Region’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable matters relating to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting.

The Regional Council Executive are responsible for overseeing the Region’s reporting process. Part of this overseeing is the hiring of an outside firm to conduct the auditing of the financial statment. The auditors’ objectives are to obtain reasonable  assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement and to issue an auditor’s report that includes their opinion. Please see Shining Waters Regional Council’s audited financial statements below. These will be added to over time as reports become available.

SWRC 2019 audited financial statement [ PDF – 16 pages ]

SWRC 2020 audited financial statement [ PDF – 18 pages ]

Current Statements (Unaudited)

SWRC Year End financial statement DRAFT – as of December 31, 2021 [ PDF – 2 pages]

SWRC Financial Statement DRAFT – as of March 31, 2022 [ PDF – 2 pages]

The current statements are reviewed by the Executive. For more information please see the Executive minutes located on our Governance page.

What Do Our Funds Support?


Grant Recipients

In 2022, Shining Waters Regional Council is pleased to provide support to the following ministries:

Mission & Service Grants

Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA)
Davenport Perth Community Ministry
Ecumenical Chaplaincy, University of Toronto
Fred Victor Centre
Jane Finch Community Ministry
Massey Centre for Women
Mount Sinai Hospital Chaplaincy
Muskoka Chaplaincy


Toronto Southeast Presbytery, Major Capital Fund

Tamil United Church Mission

Presbyteries of Toronto Conference Corporation (PTCC) Grants
Camp Big Canoe
Camp Simpresca
Lake Scugog Camp
Sparrow Lake Camp
Bloor Street United Church Refugee Program
Cummer Ave United Church Drop-Inn
Filipino Christian Fellowship, North York
Good Tree Korean United Church Mission, Toronto
Grace Place Outreach on Main, Brampton
Moorelands Community Services, Toronto
Stone Soup Network, Windermere United Church
The Journey Neighbourhood Centre, Brampton
Wesley Mimico Food Program
Weston King Centre

Shining Waters Regional Council Grants

Alpha Korean United Church
Davenport Perth Community Ministry
GO Project
Jane Finch Community Ministry
Ministere Protestant francophone de Toronto
Regent Park Community Ministry
Roncesvalles United Church Dinner with Dignity Program
Stonegate Community Ministry

Regional Staff

The United Church of Canada employs staff at the General Council Office, regional councils, and remote workplaces across the country. The UCC Human Resources team works in partnership with units, regional councils, partner organizations, and stakeholders to build thriving workplaces where everyone is welcome. The General Council sets the salary schedule for the region and for all regional council staff, please see below for the most recent schedule. We strive to create diverse, inclusive and safe work environments. Working together, we help share the mission and vision of The United Church of Canada with communities across the country and around the world.

For more information about the United Church Human Resources please see their web page.

2022 Salary Schedule for General Council Office and Regional Staff

2023 Salary Schedule for General Council Office and Regional Staff


Committee Members

All applications for Mission and Support grants, regional grants and General Council grants that require regional approval are reviewed by the Grants and Mission Support Committee. The committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the Executive. The committee ensures that there are sufficient funds available before making a recommendation and determine where the application should be directed. Please see the Grants and Mission Support Committee Policy for more information.

The Executive review the recommendations from the Grants and Mission Support Committee. All decisions can be found in the Executive Minutes located on our Governance page.


  • David Leyton-Brown - President
  • Maria Christina Conlon - President-Elect
  • Jingle Ayupan
  • Allan Holditch
  • Kirsty Hunter
  • Isaac Kamta
  • Steven Loweth
  • Lynn Mooney
  • Allyce Mutungi
  • Moon Ja Park
  • Daniel Reed
  • Bri-anne Swan

Staff Support: Peter Hartmans Shining Waters Regional Council Executive Minister

Grants and Mission Support Committee 

  • Deborah Hart
  • Sarah Lough
  • Ron Wigle
  • Paul Rose
  • John Joseph Mastandrea
  • Bruce Chappell
  • Dan Clark

Staff Support: Jody Maltby Shining Waters Regional Council Regional Staff Lead and Communities of Faith Minister


Budget Process [PDF – 3 pages] This policy outlines the budget process to be followed by the Executive Minister.
Finance Committee Policy  [PDF – 1 page] This policy outlines the mandate, purpose, authority, membership and responsibilities of the Finance Committee. and the relationship with the Executive.
Grants and Mission Support Committee Policy  [PDF – 2 pages] This policy outlines the purpose, accountability, authority, membership and responsibilities of the Grants and Mission Support Committee and the relationship with the executive.

Staff Support



Executive Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680 | 1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6117
Email: phartmans@united-church.ca

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and spends time in each region.

Role: Peter provides leadership, counsel, and support for the governance and administration in the Regional Councils.

Contact Peter about: Budget and Policy; Media and Public Statements; Regional Joys and Concerns; Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence.



Regional Staff Lead and Communities of Faith Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Email: jmaltby@united-church.ca  

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and works from the Guthrie Main Office

Role: Jody coordinates the support to communities of faith, including coordinating the work of regional staff.

Contact Jody about: Conflict Resolution; Community Ministries; Congregational Finance; Covenants; Governance; Grants; Property Renovation or Sale; Transitions – amalgamations, collaboration, closures.



Executive Assistant and Administrative Support

Phone: 416-231-7680 | 1-800-268-3781
Email: rhowes@united-church.ca 

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Works from the Main Office in Guthrie, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Role: Rachael provides administrative support to the Executive Minister, Regional Council Executive, and related Commissions.

Contact Rachael about: General Inquiries; Conference Call Booking; Copyright Information; Currents Newsletter; Family News; Incorporated Ministries; Minutes and Policies; Nominations; Regional Meeting.