Nell DeBoer’s WICC Story

I’m Nell DeBoer, and live in Toronto (North York), Ontario. After coming to Canada with my parents in 1948 from the Netherlands, I lived in Lindsay, Ontario where most of my family still resides. I met, and came to know, Cath MacKeil (WICC Executive Director) as well as Nancy Weir (WICC Administrator) during Toronto Festival… Read more »

Gingerbread Horses

Since our World Day of Prayer 2022 countries are England, Wales and Northern Ireland, I looked to Charles Dickens for inspiration for this month’s baking idea. Gingerbread horses are mentioned in his last book, Our Mutual Friend. His description doesn’t sound very appetizing (“damp” and “fearfully out of condition”), so I hope mine are better!… Read more »

Fellowship of the Least Coin In-Gathering Service for 2021

The International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin (ICFLC) has prepared an In-Gathering Service for 2021. Organizers can modify or choose different hymns, scriptures, and ways of connecting and presenting the material (e.g., dramatization, message, testimonial, small group discussions). For a service copy, go to: 2021 FLC In-Gathering Service Program (PDF) 2021 FLC In-Gathering… Read more »

World Day of Prayer Coordinators for 2022

    The World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2022 program was written by the women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland with the theme, “I Know the Plans I have for You” based on Jeremiah 29: 1-14. World Day of Prayer Coordinator is an IMPORTANT role.  We need your help planning and promoting services, and… Read more »

Can You Imagine?

On May 27, 2021, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, BC found the remains of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, more than 1308 unmarked graves have been uncovered across the country with more being uncovered as the months go by. Can you imagine what… Read more »

Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation

2020 Grant Story Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation – Family Violence Survivors & Program Supplies Project Like 23,247 women, children and seniors who were turned away from Alberta shelters in 2019 (Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters), Jessica Martel was turned away from shelters operating at capacity. With the support of her mom, Jess made a safety… Read more »

Kids Pray Too! World Day of Prayer Service A Message from Rev. Steph McClellan, WICC Board President Dear Praying Sisters, I am so excited to be able to share a project of my heart. A friend, Rev. Catherine Stuart, and I worked together to create Kids Pray Too! World Day of Prayer Service, available via YouTube. It is a service led by,… Read more »

Grant Projects in Vanuatu and Beyond

The World Day of Prayer service offering is a prayer gesture of sharing our resources with women and children around the world. There is no small offering, but a spirituality that integrates prayer and action. We all have something to offer. In 2021, the Women’s Inter-Church of Council dedicated $60,000 to 16 World Day of… Read more »

Restorative Justice: Taking Action Against Gender Violence

WICC has continually supported grassroots organizations fighting violence against women through prayer, grants and resources. Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group. Statistics reported by the Canadian government and Department of Justice over the last ten years consistently echo… Read more »

WICC is Committed to Healing in Indigenous Communities via Awakening Grants

Would you like to be part of this healing process? Together, we can help fund work that supports Indigenous women in the following areas: Addressing gender-based violence Economic justice Health Cultural education Child welfare Advocacy Anti-racism Peace Projects will promote these values Cooperation Self-sufficiency The growth of Indigenous languages and cultures Awareness of underlying causes of… Read more »