Annual Conference & AGM

We’re a far-flung network engaged in work that can be difficult and isolating. So every year we gather as a community somewhere in Canada, to share stories, songs, prayers, education, conversation, and action ideas. And parties.

Part of the conference includes a brief AGM, so that we can continue to work as registered charity with good governance. Our AGM highlight is storytelling from across the country and around the world.

Everyone is welcome to both the conference and its accompanying AGM. You don’t have to be a member for anything other than AGM voting (though we love it if you become a member. Just saying.)

We’re always hosted by an Affirming ministry, and move around the country. We make the conference as financially accessible as possible; we announce the dates and location for the conference in late winter, and dates are almost always in the summer over a weekend. We’ll post invitations and program updates on this page, so please keep checking back.

Annual conference 2016: heartfelt thank yous

Annual conference 2016: over 100 attendees; global partners; theatre, worship, song, words of challenge and affirmation Our 2016 annual conference in Ottawa is now complete! We welcomed over 100 attendees and global partners; we shared in theatre, worship, song, workshops, and words of challenge and affirmation. Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble offers profound gratitude to the Ottawa annual conference planning team. From the details of homemade muffins to the big picture of an integrated and thoughtful theme on trans* identities and rights, you offered us a safe, questioning, sacred space. Your hard work and generous spirits created a “kairos” moment for our movement, and we are [...]

By | 2018-01-09T03:13:23+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Annual Conference & AGM, News & Events|0 Comments

AU/SE July 2016 Annual Conference

Our 2016 annual conference in Ottawa is now complete! We welcomed over 100 attendees and global partners; we shared in theatre, worship, song, workshops, and words of challenge and affirmation. Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble offers profound gratitude to the Ottawa annual conference planning team. From the details of homemade muffins to the big picture of an integrated and thoughtful theme on trans* identities and rights, you offered us a safe, questioning, sacred space. Your hard work and generous spirits created a “kairos” moment for our movement, and we are deeply grateful for your months and months of labour and planning. The [...]

By | 2018-01-13T23:48:24+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Annual Conference & AGM, News & Events, News Bulletins|0 Comments