Job Number: 43-59
Opening/Closing Date: November 24, 2021 to January 10, 2022

We are looking for six individuals to form a team to support General Council 44 as it strives to be a space of equitable participation and decision-making.


The General Council 44 Equity Support Team is part of the Council’s leadership. It has responsibilities before, during, and after each regular and any special meetings of General Council 44.

Equity realizes that in order to ensure fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all peoples, we need to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some people and groups, particularly from marginalized communities. Equity moves closer to justice, and it is part of the work of the whole church. While working toward equity is a collective responsibility of everyone, the members of the Equity Support Team have a particular role in helping to highlight equity issues at governance gatherings.


The General Council 44 Equity Support Team is made up of appointed members who reflect the diversity of The United Church of Canada (diversity with respect to gender identity, racial identity, age, geography, and vocation). Individuals serving as Equity Support Team members cannot be General Council 44 Commissioners.

Skills and Experience

At this time, we are seeking individuals who

  • have an understanding of equity and diversity and how these play out in meetings and decision-making
  • are able to listen carefully to questions and concerns from meeting participants
  • have experience as a member of a committee or working group
  • understand processes and governance
  • have a willingness to offer proactive strategies or make recommendations to advance equity and challenge discrimination on committees
  • can be the non-anxious presence in difficult situations 
  • bring grace and compassion to the difficult reality of human failings and conflict

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please see the full description in the attachment, below.

To Express Interest

To apply for this vacancy, please express interest or nominate someone.

All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please contact Member Engagement. Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.

For further information or assistance in expressing interest or nominating someone, please contact:

Member Engagement
The United Church of Canada
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Tel: 416-231-5931, ext. 2211
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-3781, ext. 2211
Fax: 416-231-3103 attn: Member Engagement


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