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The next Canadian National Gathering will be held May 25-28, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario on the campus of Algonquin College. Representatives from every classis across Canada will be invited to participate. A key area of emphasis will be on Hearts Exchanged and the work of reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

A planning team has begun work on arranging the logistics for this event. In addition, an advisory circle consisting of several Indigenous people has been gathered to provide expertise and advise on the design and content of the event. Classes have been asked to nominate four people (2 in Classis Lake Superior) and to contribute financially so that attendees do not need to cover costs. 

If you are interested in attending, please talk with someone who will be attending a classis meeting in your region. 

What is a Canadian National Gathering?

Springing from a 2013 report to the Board of Trustees of the CRCNA on “Cultivating Binationality in the CRCNA” (see Acts of Synod 2014, pp. 432, 440-42), the Canadian National Gathering is a time to strategically celebrate, discern, and envision bold next steps for the CRC in Canada locally, regionally, and nationally. Gatherings of this type are held in Canada every three years as a way to have national conversations about ministry both in local congregations and as a national and binational church.