The themes of World Day of Prayer (WDP) – how they are chosen

Until the mid-1960s, the United Council of Church Women [UCCW] in the United States, through its WDP Committee, chose themes and writers from around the world. They worked in cooperation with Canadian women and with women from around the world who lived in North America. Picture: World Day of Prayer writing countries; WDPIC; 1968 founding… Read more »


World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2021 Vanuatu Feedback

Evaluation forms were sent out to via Survey Monkey to over 700 organizers of World Day of Prayer 2021 Vanuatu services in Canada. Thank you for sharing your feedback.  Your commitment to this informed prayer movement is inspiring. Look to our next We-Connect edition for a related report. In the meantime, we want to share… Read more »


The Solid Rock – Effects of the Pandemic & Connecting to WICC

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since New Brunswick declared a State of Emergency and we went into lockdown. So much has happened in the past twelve months … we’ve been through disasters, tragedies, and unrest, learned to live differently and faced ourselves during isolation, witnessed beautiful moments and the best of humanity,… Read more »


Why Pray Later When You Can Pray Now?

A behind the scenes look at World Day of Prayer Canada Pray NOW Facebook Live COVID-19 took so much from us, but it also opened doors for creativity and new approaches to many of our cherished traditions including World Day of Prayer (WDP). Not only was the 2021 World Day of Prayer service recorded and… Read more »


Housing, Mental Health Issues, Victimization, and Violence in Homeless Population: A honour’s thesis review

Homelessness is a major public health issue that affects over 235,000 Canadians annually. Increased mental health morbidity, crime, victimization, and physical health morbidity are factors often associated with this demographic. Limited attention has been given to the differences in these factors with respect to forms of temporary shelters. The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) defines… Read more »


Effects of Pandemic on Global Environment

It was eerie. The silence deafening.  While out walking my dog in the morning, the stillness around me made me stop and take notice – no cars on the roads, no planes overhead, few to no pedestrians on the city streets in my neighborhood. The promise of spring, rebirth, a resurrected life was just around… Read more »


Better Conversations: The Inner Work of Social Change

Date:   April 8, 2021 via Zoom online Time:  1 pm EST Our special guest for this month’s webinar is Marlene Ogawa. Her work at Synergos focuses on bridging leadership, a management style that focuses on creating and sustaining effective working relationships among key partners and stakeholders through systems thinking and partnership building. At the… Read more »


Prez Corner

From the Prez Desk We-Connect April 2021 The air was electric and the joy palpable on March 5th this year! It literally felt like we won the Super Bowl! The buildup was incredible as we promoted and anticipated the results of the World Day of Prayer during this very different COVID-19 year. The release of… Read more »


World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer (WDP) has been happening in Canada for almost 100 years!  The 2021 service was written by the WDP committee of Vanuatu inspired by the Biblical theme “Build on a Strong Foundation” (Matthew 7; 24-27). Go to wicc.org to watch or share our special full-length World Day of Prayer Service video.  There is a well-marked access tab… Read more »


Gender and Equality in the Workplace

In the early 1900’s, women were classically depicted as the keepers of hearth and home.  Only 20% of women were “gainful workers” including 5% of married women. Over the last century, stigma attached to paid work for women changed.  New technologies required clerical workers – jobs that seemed to be clean and safe.  High school… Read more »