"Do unto the Earth as you would have it do unto you."
Our religions and spiritual philosophies teach us to care for the earth.
Join us in living out this Green Rule by greening our communities, helping our neighbours and healing our planet together.
New Report Addresses Loss of Community Infrastructure Due to Permanent Closure of Faith Buildings in Ontario
The National Trust for Canada indicates that a third of Canada’s 27,000 faith buildings - more than 9,000 buildings - could close permanently within the next ten years. A new report released today, “No Space for Community,” measures faith-building usage and how closures could impact the wide range of not-for-profit services, organizations, and community groups that rely on those buildings.
Daycares, women and seniors programs, arts and culture organizations, community groups, twelve-step groups, food banks, blood donor clinics, community meetings, and others, would have nowhere to go in the absence of those buildings and the free or affordable space they provide.
The two-year study, conducted by Faith & the Common Good in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Nonprofit Network, the City of Toronto, Cardus, and the National Trust for Canada, gathered new data through surveys of existing non-profit and community groups that make use of faith-building space.
We want YOU to join our Board!
Do you have Faith in a cleaner, healthier, more just future?
- Do you believe that our diverse faith and spiritual communities can be a force for good?
- Are you passionate and hopeful about protecting our environment for future generations?
- Are you a self-starter who respects tradition but is unafraid of change?
- Are you comfortable talking about money?
- Do you thrive working in multi-cultural, multi-faith, grass-roots environments?
- Do you have a sense of humour?
- Do you have some of the interests and experience discussed below?
If you answered a strong “Yes!” to these questions, you may be just the person we are looking for to join our Board of Directors.