Community Spaces, Faith Places Virtual Conference
Join the conversation on how faith places are invisible infrastructure in rural communities and help frame what actions to take to create stronger, more resilient communities.
This Virtual Conference will dive deep into the data collected in the Community Space, Faith Place, or No Space for Community two-year study, with a focus on Huron County and Rural Ontario. The Community Space, Faith Places virtual conference will discuss community and not for profit usage of faith buildings and how municipalities, communities, and individuals can stop the loss of Faith Building infrastructure in our communities.
Estimates suggest that 1/3 of Canada’s faith buildings could be in danger of closing. The United Church of Canada reports one building closing a week while the Anglican denomination forecasts a trendline toward a complete loss of members around 2040. With the funding support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the City of Toronto, a collaborative team of institutional members designed and executed this survey & report to learn more about the impact of faith-building closures on nonprofit and community groups at a local level and now, the conversation continues in this virtual conference, register and join the conservation and shape our future.