The Affirming program is a process and recognition for ministries who strive to celebrate LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people publicly, intentionally, and explicitly. Any ministry of any kind can become Affirming, and within our Regional Council there are many such ministries- with lots of room for growth.
In June 2019, Northern Spirit Regional Council voted to begin the Affirming process. Guided by a task group, the Regional Council and its members will discern how our new structure can live into the spirit and practice of being Affirming.
More Resources and Information
Affirming PIE Day (14 March annually)
Celebrating Gender Identity Toolkit, second edition, United Church of Canada
Resource: Moving Toward Full Inclusion-Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the United Church of Canada (second edition)