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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Read Faith & the Common Good's Annual Report for 2021

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  Working together for the common good to build a more resilient and sustainable Canada. Dear Friend, It’s summer — a time to stop, take a deep breath and relax with family and friends. After the past couple of years of isolation, we finally have more occasions to spend time together face-to-face now. We also have the opportunity to stop, reflect and more consciously choose how we move forward, individually and collectively. Where do you want to put your energy as you continue to emerge from the pandemic? What gives you hope as you move forward? This year, many people across...
  • Extreme Weather Neighbourhood Resilience and Your Energy-Efficient Faith Building

    Extreme weather, ice storms, flooding, and wind events are increasing in frequency and affecting our communities on a more regular basis. The New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) is a faith-based federation of service providers and charitable organizations who work in partnership to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services to New York City (NYC). Their goal is to help faith-based organizations (FBOs) in NYC be better prepared for climate disasters and able to offer support to their neighbourhoods.

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    Darchei Noam’s pollinator gardens are helping to build local biodiversity

    The synagogue garden in full flower (early July).
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    Retrofitting to Serve Community Better - Camp Scugog’s Journey to a Four-Season Building

    “For so many years we've wanted to be able to make better use of our property. We have over 300 acres and only having a summer camp really didn't seem fair. To be able to expand into the colder seasons and now the winter is just like a dream come true.”                                                Carol Rhynas, Assistant Director, Camp Scugog 

    United Church Fresh Air Camp, Camp Scugog, has been offering programming since 1912 to thousands of children, youth, and mothers affected by poverty and other barriers to wellbeing. Located in Nestleton, ON, on the shores of Lake Scugog and surrounded by over 300 acres of the beautiful natural landscape, the camp specializes in providing an outdoor camping experience, focused on community, stewardship, growth, play, and respect. With a dozen different programs, it aims to foster creativity and cooperation and to build a strong sense of self and community among campers.

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