37 Franklin St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1R6

Affirming in the EOORC

Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble works for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Church of Canada and in society. We draw strength and hope from biblical stories of liberation; from the prophetic call to live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God; and from Jesus’ witness to God’s inclusive love.
We’re a voice and a support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and we help ministries become truly welcoming safer sacred spaces through our Affirming ministries program. Membership and participation are open to people of all gender and sexual identities.


Communities of Faith in Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council that are Affirmed

Christ United Church
12 Perth St, Lyn, ON K0E 1M0
(613) 342-7842

Carleton Memorial United Church
740 Melfa Crescent
Ottawa ON K2C 0P2

Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON  K1G 1N7
(613) 733-0437

First United Church
(Sharing space with All Saints Anglican Church)
347 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7
(613) 232-1016

Glebe-St. James United Church
650 Lyon Street South, Ottawa, ON K1S 3Z7
(613) 236-0617

Kanata United Church
33 Leacock Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2B9
(613) 592-5834

Rideau Park United Church
2203 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7L9
Phone: 613 733-3156


Riverside United Church
3191 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1V 8N8
Phone: 613 733-7735

Trinity United Church
1099 Maitland Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K2C 2B8
(613) 225-3627

Trinity- St Andrew’s United Church
291 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, ON, NK7V 1N2

St Paul’s United Church

25 Gore St W,
Perth, ON K7H 2L9
(613) 267-2973

Trinity United Church
41 Market Street N.
Smiths Falls ON K7A 4S9
Phone: 613-283-4444


EOORC Affirm News

July 12, 2021: A Poem by Oakley Hart, Winchester United Church

July 12, 2021: Winchester United Church has started the Pronoun Button Campaign i to promote inclusivity and awareness of people’s pronouns as well as to start a conversation on the topic. We have designed and manufactured buttons for different pronouns. The plan is to offer them to members of the community who are interested as well as local businesses and organizations. It will be running for the rest of July and we are hopeful that the community will enjoy our campaign. Pronoun Button Poster

July 7, 2021: Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first online workshop “Understanding Gender and Pronouns”.  We were happy to see 45 people registered for the evening. Special thanks to Roxanne Akhtar our presenter who is also a member of the EOORC Affirm Team. Roxanne’s presentation was informative, high energy and interactive. If you were unable to attend, below are several links to the videos shown during the workshop:

June 23, 2021: We will be holding the first in series of educational workshops during the discernment process of becoming an affirming ministry.  Our first workshop will be held by ZOOM on  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 7:00PM – 9:00PM.  Topic: Understanding Gender and Pronouns. Presented by Roxanne Akhtar.