In 2016, Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier conducted a two-month, Canada-wide consultation with charities and the public on the rules under which charities should be allowed to speak out in Canadian society. As a result of input from these consultations, an expert panel submitted a report in March 2017 to the Minister of National Revenue calling for action to fix the broken system. Despite a promise to act, the federal government has done nothing to implement the Expert Panel’s recommendations. Tell the federal government to keep its promise to create a new law to protect Canadians’ right to be heard through the charities they support.
Westwood has many ways to connect and get involved – Sunday morning worship services are just the beginning. Small groups gather regularly throughout the year in our FreeThinkers’ book club, Chalice Circles, choir, Social Justice film nights, and gardening as well as seasonal and special event planning, to name a few.
Check out our events calendar, programs, and monthly newsletter to find out about our activities. You are welcome to attend any that you see listed there.