2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

June 2-6

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

The 145th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada will take place at Wilfrid Laurier University , Waterloo, Ontario from Sunday June 2 to Thursday June 6. The opening worship will be at St. Andrew’s Church , Kitchener on Sunday at 7:30 pm.

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New Information

The General Assembly Office is now sending registration materials to participants. See below.

Webinars to help prepare for General Assembly

Thursday, May 16
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Hosted by: Justice Ministries

At General Assembly in June, commissioners will vote on a series of recommendations related to repudiating (rejecting) the Doctrine of Discovery, a theological and legal principle from the 1400s that legitimized European colonization of non-Christian lands and peoples. During this webinar, Justice Ministries staff will answer questions about the Doctrine of Discovery, its influence on The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s ministry with Indigenous people, and what repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery means. This webinar is suitable for commissioners as preparation for General Assembly and to other members of the church who are interested in the PCC’s ministry of healing and reconciliation.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Hosted by: the Life and Mission Agency
Presenter: the Rev. Ian Ross-McDonald, General Secretary

This webinar will discuss the PCC’s study of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth, which will also be presented to the General Assembly in June. The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth was developed by a national coalition of organizations concerned with the wellbeing of children. The study concludes that there is clear and compelling evidence that the physical punishment of children and youth plays no useful role in their upbringing and poses only risks to their development. Additionally, the General Assembly will be asked to consider requesting the Canadian Government to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada (which allows parents and teachers to use force to correct a child’s behaviour). This is in line with the 6th Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The text of the Joint Statement can be found at www.cheo.on.ca/en/physicalpunishment . The report will be available in the Book of Reports in early May.

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Access Code: 289-578-013

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Registration

Registration Forms
Completing the registration form:

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  2. Fill in your information.
  3. Save the completed form.
  4. Click the “submit” button.

Central Presbyteries
East and West Presbyteries
Young Adult Representatives
Young Adult Representatives – Parental Permission Form
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For further information contact Terrie-Lee Hamilton at 1-800-619-7301, 416-441-1111, ext. 225