Social Justice

Something for everyone!

Refugees Sponsorship Team

St. Andrew’s-Wesley has a long history of supporting refugees, providing both financial and personal support as people transition to their lives in Canada. If you feel called to help find housing, language lessons, or be a guide in navigating the health, education and other systems that support people in Canada, then this is for you! We have supported families, individuals and Rainbow Refugees from countries around the world to thrive in our province. / Staff support by Rev Rhian Walker

Reconciliation Team

By making reconciliation a central and visible aspect of our ‘welcome’ we can demonstrate how we are taking meaningful action on the TRC’s (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s) calls to Action, living into our apologies, and our commitment to be an Affirming Congregation. Some activities include tours of residential schools, indigenous speakers, and peace-building events. / Staff support by Rev Rhian Walker

Homelessness Outreach Team

Heartbroken by the lack of affordable social housing in the city? Concerned about the complex issues surrounding homelessness such as addiction, mental health, and challenges navigating our social welfare system? This task group is working on public forums and finding ways to influence decision-makers on finding solutions to this crisis. With your help, we can address this crisis! / Staff support by Rev Rhian Walker

Fair Trade Coffee Program

Grab your java and support the fair wages and treatment of workers who grow our food! We sell Cafe Justica, a fair trade brand from Guatemala, at the info desk in the church lobby every Sunday! Have other fair trade or sustainable business ideas? Let’s chat! / Staff support by Rev Rhian Walker