Refugee Sponsorship Team
For over 10 years St. Andrew’s-Wesley has sponsored and accompanied over 17 refugees building a new life in Canada. Join our team to provide support and friendship by fundraising and connecting refugees with services. We welcome LGBT2Q+ members of our congregation to volunteer their time to help queer refugees and support their transition into a more inclusive, open society. Contact Rev Rhian to find out more!
Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women’s Walk
Join the community and show solidarity with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre by honouring the lives of Indigenous women lost to violence. Every year we participate in the Women’s Memorial March on February 14 and commit ourselves to raising $1000 for the event. This donation provides blankets for the families who have lost daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts, and grandmothers. Contact Rev Rhian to get involved.
Orange T-Shirt Day
First United Food Truck Team
First United Mission is a shelter, community service provider, and community hub for street-involved folks in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). Serving nourishing meals is one important part of their work and we are always looking for team leaders and food truck volunteers to serve a meal once a month in the DTES. Contact Rev Rhian for more info.
Each year we take a tour that expands our understanding of Indigenous culture, history, practices, and art. Committing to learning from indigenous knowledge keepers is just one way settlers can decolonize their perspectives. Each year we work with partners to engage in a tour that expands our understanding of Indigenous culture, history, practices, and art. Check our events calendar to see the latest!