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Denominational Affairs


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The Westwood Congregation is a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC).  The CUC is the national organization for Unitarians, Unitarian Universalists, and Universalist Unitarians in Canada. The CUC is made up of member congregations to which it is accountable. It is a voice for our vibrant, liberal faith community, within the interfaith community in Canada, and within the international UU community. The CUC, through its small but dedicated staff, provides support for UUs and congregations across the country, fostering growth and outreach, particularly in the areas of lifespan religious education, spiritual growth,and social responsibility.

CUC Vision Statement

The Canadian Unitarian Council is a strong, respected Canadian voice for a vibrant, liberal faith community, relevant to contemporary life in the twenty-first century.

It takes a responsible role in the international community of Unitarians and Universalists and the interfaith community.

It respects and affirms diversity both within and among its congregations and within the Canadian mosaic.

It connects, nurtures and empowers Canadian Unitarians and Universalists and their congregations, and fosters the growth and outreach of the Unitarian Universalist movement in Canada, particularly in the areas of:

  • Lifespan religious education
  • Effective professional and lay ministries
  • Active participation in national social issues

CUC Mission:

The Canadian Unitarian Council is an organization of Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist member congregations and individual members acting to enhance, nurture and promote Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist religion in Canada.

The CUC provides tangible support for religious exploration, spiritual growth and social responsibility. It represents our faith in the larger social and religious environments

Which can be summarized as: Growing Vital Religious Communities in Canada.


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