Find practical answers, forms and guidelines, and support to help equip you to do your work. Third Level Menu Duty of Care The Duty of Care Program works with those who provide programs to ensure a safe and secure environment. About Duty of Care The Duty of Care Program works with ministries in providing an environment that protects both the to protect individuals receiving services and those who deliver those services. Administrative Standards Download standards for various types of ministry. Emergency Planning Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is part of good planning, one of the principles of duty of care. Health and Safety The information on these pages can assist your ministry in meeting the requirements of your provincial/territorial legislation. Governance Responsibilities Sound financial management, regular audits, and carrying the right types and amounts of insurance are parts of a duty of care. Incorporation Incorporating as a United Church ministry involves not only provincial/federal regulations but also church requirements, which are identified in The Manual, section B.8 and the Incorporated Ministries document. Caring Community Providing an environment where people feel safe and welcome is just one aspect of our duty of care to those we serve. Forms Common forms for use in the United Church. Handbooks and Guidelines A listing of the most commonly used United Church handbooks and guidelines. Local Administration Look here for resources for managing the needs of congregations, communities of faith, and regional councils. Capital Assistance Programs Learn more about the Capital Assistance Program, including the Congregational Development Fund. Group Insurance Learn more about the Directors and Officers Liability Insurance that covers every United Church congregation, the UCC Protect plan for congregations and incorporated ministries, and group home and auto insurance for employees, pensioners, and dependants. Annual Statistics and Assessments Submit your annual statistics, look up national assessment calculations, and more using our Web Application. Budgeting Tools for Treasurers These spreadsheets have embedded calculations to assist treasurers with budgeting with regard to salary amounts for ministry personnel and lay employees using the current benefits rates. Congregational Finance Resources to assist those who are responsible for financial and human resources in a pastoral charge. Faithful Footprints Faithful Footprints is a program to help the United Church reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, starting with a focus on our own buildings and grants of up to $30,000 per community of faith. The United Church of Canada Archives The United Church of Canada Archives includes the General Council Archives and the Central Ontario Conferences Archives serving Bay of Quinte, Hamilton, London, Manitou, and Toronto Conferences. Compensation and Benefits Learn about workplace and compensation issues, guidelines and policies, and benefits available to support those who work for the church. Group Benefits Information on The United Church of Canada’s Employee Assistance Program and group benefits, including contact information. Pension Learn about the benefits, accountability, and initiatives of the United Church pension plan. Ministers’ Salary Schedule and Cost of Living Groups The minimum salary schedule for ministry personnel, updated annually, and the cost-of-living (COL) group assignments. Pastoral Charge Payroll Service Information on the GCO Payroll Client Service Team and various resources for pastoral charge treasurers, office administrators, and others administering payroll through ADP Canada. Human Resources Policies pertaining to General Council and Regional Council office staff. Financial Assistance Limited funds are available to provide financial assistance to both lay and order of ministry personnel. United Church Commons A central place for our official governance documents, files, and historical statements. Kindred Works and the United Property Resource Corporation (UPRC) Kindred Works is UPRC’s asset manager, developing and managing land on behalf of The United Church of Canada, communities of faith, and ecumenical partners.