About Us

Our search for personal truth and meaning is based on our seven Unitarian Universalist principles, with inspiration for our services coming from many historical and modern sources of wisdom. We share a commitment to exploring ethical issues, spirituality, religion, and social questions.

As a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council, we affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence or which we are a part

Sources of Wisdom and Inspiration

Unitarians recognize that wisdom and inspiration come from many sources including the following:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbours as ourselves
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the findings of reason and results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature

Adoption of Principles

The principles and their sources were adopted by the Canadian Unitarian Council and the member congregations at roughly the same time as the Unitarian Universalist Association in the U.S. The adoption occurred as part of a democratic process at a conference with delegates from the U.S. and Canada.