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SEJC Microgrants

The Social and Ecological Justice Commission of Shining Waters Region is supporting faith communities as they undertake social and ecological justice initiatives in their communities.

Ecological Justice Initiatives

Ecological justice initiatives would work to improve justice by tackling local issues under these themes:

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Biodiversity Loss / Plastic Waste
  • Planetary Overshoot Issues / Ecocide
  • Environmental Racism / Inequity
  • Climate Anxiety
  • Other Ecological Justice Initiatives


We are welcoming any visions that improve justice in your area. Financing up to $400 is available 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.

We are excited to hear from you!


Ecological Justice Initiatives Grant Application

Please include a general location or town/city ie. Trinity UC, Newmarket or Trinity UC, Sudbury.
Which ecological justice theme is your project connected to?(Required)
Please provide a short (1-2 paragraphs) description of your project.
Post-Event Report Commitment(Required)
I commit to submitting a post-event report that includes information about the success of the event (such as attendance and achievement of social justice goals). Also, I commit to submitting a short video about the event or photos of the event that the Social and Ecological Justice Commission can use as they see fit to promote similar events in other faith communities.
Please include any other information about your project that you would like to share.

Staff Support



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.