Support community property stewardship, engage youth, build leadership capacity, and discover funding opportunities

Real Property

A collage of Aboriginal churches
Credit: Charlene Burns/The United Church of Canada

Indigenous communities of faith can work with the Real Property Task Group to

  • identify building deficiencies to be addressed
  • carry out projects to improve health and structural issues
  • plan, apply for, and report on projects that enhance their ministry

To participate, please contact:

Charlene Burns
Community Capacity Development Coordinator


Child painting in the Neechi program
Neechi program, Winnipeg

Programs are identified and created for youth who are or are not directly involved in communities of faith. Successful programs involving both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth have been held in Winnipeg (Neechi) and Ontario (Wampum). 

Future events are under discussion. To get involved, please contact:

Springwater Hester-Meawassige
Youth Leadership Coordinator
416-231-7680 x4063
1-800-268-3781 x4063

Building Leadership

The Circle maintains a partnership with the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, Manitoba. This culturally based ministry training program, located on 36 acres of wooded parkland beside the Brokenhead River, prepares Indigenous people in lay and ordered ministry and provides cross-cultural and spiritual awareness for the larger community.

Funding for Indigenous Programs

Indigenous Ministries and Justice has created a summary of Indigenous-specific funding sources that United Church Indigenous communities of faith can access.

This summary is only a guide and is updated from time to time. For more information about funds, please contact