NEW learning opportunity for Reconciliation

Understand history and modern legal issues from an Indigenous perspective … with humour!. This online course includes videos, comics, infographics, etc. It has been described as a: “great mix of light, digestible material with hard hitting truths that we all need to know if we’re going to build a better society.”  The 10 session course includes the Doctrine of Discovery which will be on the Annual Meeting agenda, March 2024.

“Speak up!” Book Club  

September 28 at 7 pm

Read “Becoming Kin”. This is an Indigenous call to un-forget the past and re-imagine the future. Sponsored by the Multicultural Council of Sask”.

See Here to Register

Orange Shirt Day – Walk & BBQ

September 30 – Mâmawêatitân Centre, 3355 6th Ave
8:30 Pipe Ceremony, 10:00 Program, 11:00 Walk (40 min; bring water) and noon free BBQ
Honour the many Indian Residential School Survivors and the many children who never got home. Remember the pain of losing parents, siblings, whole family and home community whether or not you are able to take the walk. Please RSVP to help with food planning.

India Night Supper

Saturday October 21 – Delta Hotel Ballroom, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive; parkade entrance on Rose St

5:30 cocktails and networking; 6:30 dinner seating (formal attire)

Tickets $150 ($65 tax receipt) Sponsored by Cultural Connections Regina

Event Poster HERE.

Antiracism: How to Be an Active Ally

with facilitation by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.

Saturday November 4, 2-4 PM cst – at the Unitarian Centre, 2700 College Ave, hosted by the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina

Rhonda Rosenberg, MCoS Executive Director will present racism facts. Trained facilitators will engage participants in recognizing racism, bias, and white dominant world views and offer alternatives. The focus is to identify strategies and practise new skills to dismantle racism. Together, we can make a difference. Save the date!

Stand Up Against Harassment 

Saturday November 25, 10-11:45 AM at the Unitarian Centre, 2700 College Ave, hosted by the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina

Learn to protect yourself and continue to build your antiracism skills with this 1 hour webinar followed by a practise session. Videos show common interactions where your intervention could make a difference. Strategies are clear, easy to remember and realistic to act on. We can do this! Practicing together will give us confidence. Join us!

Canadian Unitarian Council

CUC Events

Information about all the upcoming CUC events can be found on our events calendar on the CUC website.

Canadian Unitarian Council

Connect and Deepen

2nd and 4th Sundays each month, 3:00 pm CT (90 minutes)

Connect and Deepen is a regular, small group ministry. We gather, virtually, for meaningful discussion, connection and reflection. If you are not connected to a local congregation, or just want the opportunity to explore spiritual topics within a guided small group we encourage you to join us.

More information and registration is available here.

CUC eNews

The Canadian Unitarian Council’s eNews is the digital monthly newsletter of the CUC, connecting and informing Canada’s Unitarian Universalists.

Subscribe to the eNews.

Past Events

Tanya Talaga: All Our RelationsFinding the Path Forward

Recorded Zoom conversation. Available here

Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action—Community Solutions

The second of a four-part webinar series in which Indigenous climate action leaders in BC share their thoughts and experience, hosted by the West Coast Climate Action Network and RAVEN.

Video Taking Care of our Land – Heiltzaqv Heat Pump project

Bill C-15 An Act respecting  …  the Rights of Indigenous People

In June 2021, Bill C-15 became law in Canada
See here for background on the intent and content of Bill C-15 and what the Government expects to do now that it has passed.

Basic Income: Can we transform our society?  with economist Dr Evelyn Forget

Tuesday April 20, 2021

Regina Unitarians will host Dr Evelyn Forget, well-known Manitoba health economist, researcher and educator for a presentation followed by Q&A. Dr Forget’s research shows that a basic income program has BIG benefits: Mental and physical health improve. People invest in education … And more…
Basic Income details

Dr Evelyn Forget is author of: Basic Income for Canadians: From the COVID-19 Emergency to Financial Security for All (2020).

September is Climate Action Month

KAIROS declares September is Climate Action Month. It aims to galvanize awareness of how the climate crisis impacts vulnerable communities, including women and Indigenous peoples. Kairos intends to stimulate people to reflect on how climate change and Indigenous issues are deeply interwoven. KAIROS’ climate action is rooted in reconciliation and this initiative is intended to amplify and prioritize Indigenous voices.  Kairos offers a card suggesting an action for each day of September. It is a great way to motivate your fall Climate Action!  For more details on each action, Follow the Kairos blog .

Climate Action Month

Orange Shirt Day

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day ( This is a day to remember that thousands of children across the prairies were taken from their homes to attend residential schools. All were denied contact with their parents, language, and culture. Some never returned home. Please honour them by taking a few minutes to listen to one story.
Louise Hall,  Pine Creek Residential School Camperville, Manitoba   Residential school survivor: ‘I grew up hating the colour of my skin’ (3:54 min)

Kairos Blanket Exercise™  … a meaningful experience of 500 years of Indigenous history

The exercise begins with simple materials – just blankets and a script – but it can end with powerful takeaways, and even tears. The blankets represent the land. In the exercise, participants are invited to step onto the blankets as Indigenous peoples …. Moving through history, living it out through actions, allows people to connect with it in a different way,” explained Sara Anderson, a Kairos facilitator and staff member in an interview with Kate McGillvray CBC News, July 26, 2017.

The blanket exercise fosters respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. In November 2019, the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina hosted a blanket exercise attended by over 30 people from all parts of Regina. All our participants gained insight about the impact certain events had on Indigenous Peoples and now appreciate Canada’s history differently.

Brenda Dubois, an Indigenous knowledge-keeper shared her warmth, skill, and wisdom with us. Three trained facilitators helped build a positive experience and an effective talking circle. With their support, we built new relationships, a base for friendships to come.

We continue the journey. Come learn with us!

Regina Multi-Faith Forum Worked Together to Bring Syrian Family to Regina

The Unitarian Fellowship is part of Regina’s Multi Faith Forum, a group with diverse faith traditions: Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Unitarian and others. Together, the Multi-Faith Forum jointly sponsored and welcomed to Regina, a Syrian refugee family: a young woman, her two children, and her parents. The family left a refugee camp in Lebanon and, to the relief of all concerned, arrived in Regina on December 16, 2016. The family lived through an extreme situation, and appreciated the support of the Multi-Faith Forum.

The sponsorship project was initiated when the worsening Syrian crisis became apparent. The intent behind the project was to show the wider community that people from diverse religious backgrounds can work together for a common humanitarian and compassionate cause. Members initially did fund raising, then broke into committees related to welcoming, health, housing, education, transportation and cultural support. Unitarians thank the Archdiocese of Regina for accepting responsibility as sponsorship agreement holder.

Along with other members of Regina’s Multi-Faith Forum, Unitarians celebrate the success of this venture. While planning for financial and social support for a year was a challenge, members from diverse faith traditions worked together well for a common cause. It was a satisfying experience for all.

The Unitarian Fellowship of Regina raised approximately $3,500 for the project over a six-month period, and several Unitarians helped with education, housing and health supports. We’ve learned along the way that a smart-phone app called Google Translate is one way to communicate with people who have limited English. Thanks to Hilary Craig and her many contacts in our city, we now have good links to the English Additional Language (EAL) community and multi-cultural translators.