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Leading from the Heart

Poster for PIE Day

Are you a youth (under 30) who is concerned about environmental and social crisis facing humanity, and wish you could do something about it but need a bit of support?  Have you ever wondered how faith can help us fight for a better world? The Social and Ecological Justice Commission would like to collaborate with you!

Leading from the Heart is a program developed to help empower youth voices like your own on key issues related to the themes of the United Churches Social and Ecological Justice Commission, including but not limited to:

  • Ecological Justice (Including Climate Change)
  • Anti-Racism
  • Homelessness and Poverty
  • Israel/Palestine
  • Right Relations
  • LGBTQ2S+ Advocacy and Inclusion

Whatever event you can imagine, as long as it connects to these themes, is welcome.  When you apply to the program, you will be matched to a United Church mentor who will help you access space for your event, logistical support, and $500 towards whatever resources you need to realize your vision. (This may include, but are not limited to, supplies, food, guest speakers, honorarium, and advertising).

Submit your idea (with a short description and budget outline) on the form below. Or for more questions email Shawn Redden (sredden@united-church.ca)

We are excited to hear from you!

Leading from the Heart Form

Which social or ecological theme your project is connected to?


Justice and Faith Formation Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6773
Email: sredden@united-church.ca

Serves in: Shining Waters and Canadian Shield Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from her home

Role: Shawn encourages and connects communities of faith with matters of faith and justice and the regional council in youth and young adult ministry and matters of faith formation and liaises with the General Council in this regard.

Contact Shawn about: Affirming Ministry; Camping Ministries; Faith Formation; Guaranteed Income; Harm Reduction; Homelessness; Poverty; Social and Eco-justice; Worship and Music; Youth and Young Adult Ministry, United Church Women (UCW)



Administrative Support

Phone: 416-231-7680 | 1-800-268-3781
Extension:  2020
Email: cdeandrade@united-church.ca

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

Location: Teleworks and works in the Guthrie office

Role: Celio provides administrative support to Shining Waters and Canadian Shield Regional Councils.