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The 2019 Faith Commuter Challenge is: A week-long event that coincides with the National Environment & Commuter Challenge weeks (May 31 - June 9, 2019) A friendly competition between Canadian places of faith A celebration of active and sustainable transportation An fun and easy way to try different low carbon modes of how to get to worship Nationally hosted by Faith & the Common Good, through local partners  How it works: Register your faith community and yourself to participate in the challenge week. Encourage others to join. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for resources, including detailed registration instructions....
Places of faith have anchored and shaped our communities for generations, and remain social and physical landmarks, whether in urban or rural settings. Many congregations are at risk as they face declining attendance and insufficient funding to maintain and operate their buildings. Recognizing that congregations and communities are struggling with these issues, the National Trust for Canada and Faith & the Common Good, two national not-for-profit organizations, have come together to provide expertise, training, advisory and custom coaching services under the banner Regeneration Works: Places of Faith.
We are excited to have participated in Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th anniversary in 2017 through the Ontario 150 Youth Partnership Program. Growing Community: Engaging Diverse Youth to Strengthen Ontario’s Tapestry of Urban Gardens (Growing Community) engaged young people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds to design, plant, and maintain urban gardens across the province. This initiative featured the creation of 8 urban gardens in Ottawa, Toronto, and Halton. In Toronto, native plant gardens have been established at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, Manor Road United Church, and the International Muslim Organization of Toronto (IMO). The approach in Halton was to engage youth...
Faith & the Common Good is proud to be a founding member of Fossil Free Faith (FFF), an interfaith Canadian fossil fuel divestment network. About Fossil Free Faith FFF is an multi-faith consortium made up of passionate volunteers from around Canada supporting and engaging one another and our faith institutions about climate justice, fossil fuel divestment / reinvestment, and the role of bold faith in strengthening our shared future. We connect organizations, faith groups, and resources working for climate justice and fossil fuel divestment/reinvestment. Find out more about Fossil Free Faith www.fossilfreefaith.ca www.twitter.com/FossilFreeFaith Get involved Join Fossil Free Faith and...
The Ottawa Chapter of Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is featuring an Outdoor Greening Winter Webinar Series in 2020: The Birds and Bees of Sustainable Gardening!   This Winter Webinar series is financially supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation - a great big thanks to this amazing national environmental foundation!    This winter the Ottawa Chapter of FCG is offering a free garden webinar series for local faith communities to learn about how to support the birds, bees and other wildlife on your property. Native birds and bees benefit from simple and easy changes that we can make...

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