Intercultural Ministry

Policy Goals are established to progress the Purpose
Policy Limits are defined that help preserve and defend the Purpose
Working Group and Community of Faith Tools, Processes, and Resources have been designed that progress the Purpose

The Western Intercultural Network: Who are we?

We are people and communities in The United Church of Canada committed to a fully inclusive and intercultural church, from northwestern Ontario to the Pacific, and north to Yellowknife. Anyone of any identity is welcome!

We’re new. We occasionally hold gatherings and online conversations that focus on being an  inclusive and intercultural Church. We work in our own Regional Councils across Western Canada, and we gather as the Western Intercultural Network in person or online every fall. An executive from the five Western Regional Councils of the United Church offers us leadership.

For more information contact Chris Mah Poy, Chinook Winds Regional Office.


Our vision of becoming an intercultural United Church encompasses:

  • Racialized people and communities, which includes ethnic churches within the United Church, racialized lay leaders and ministry personnel, and more.
  • Indigenous people and communities, within the United Church and beyond, of all traditions.
  • People with disabilities.
  • LGBTQIA+ and Two spirit people and communities.
We honour these identities, and the spaces where they intersect. Our ministry includes courageous (and awkward!) conversations about our diversity, and about the social privilege and history that hinder right relationships. We believe the Good News of Jesus Christ calls us into such conversations and relationship.