Vanuatu Flag Quiz

Vanuatu is the host country for World Day of Prayer 2021. Here’s an opportunity to learn about this country. At the first South Pacific Games in 1963 a team from the New Hebrides, now Vanuatu, displayed a flag of blue-yellow-white vertical stripes with a central emblem. Later, political parties developed flags of their own. In… Read more »

Thank you WICC Donors

Thank you WICC donors! With your financial support, WICC was able to distribute $100,000 to 22 World Day of Prayer grant applicants in late June. Together, we are restoring hope and justice to women and children in the midst of a global pandemic. Many worthy projects benefitted from your partnership including emergency COVID-19 aid for… Read more »

Keeping Good Habits Post-Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has changed some daily rituals, for better or worse, allowing new ones to emerge and take their place.  Sleep schedules may be more in accordance with our body’s optimal schedule.  Church services are taking place via ZOOM, YouTube, and parking lot drive-ins with free FM radio transmission so people can stay in… Read more »

Prayers for Children

Children are eager to learn simple but powerful prayers; especially those with rhymes.  Thank you to Connie Rose for sharing a booklet that addressed prayers for children that inspired this article. Please recite these prayers with your children, grandchildren and Sunday School classes so that they may become part of their everyday lives. God is… Read more »


These articles originally appeared on WICC’s Facebook page in early June.  It features thoughts shared by three Black mothers who have strong ties to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada community of ordinary Christians empowering extraordinary justice.  Future editions of We-Connect will feature social justice articles by members of the WICC board.   “Mama” Last… Read more »

The Hibiscus

The hibiscus is the unofficial national flower of Vanuatu.   This five petaled beauty can grow to a height of 8 feet, and is often used for property boundaries. Now is a great time for buying a potted hibiscus from Canadian garden centres to have on hand for 2021 World Day of Prayers services and events.… Read more »

Restorative Justice – Domestic Incidence Response Urgency During COVID-19

WICC has continually supported grassroots organizations fighting violence against women through prayer, grants and resources. Statistics reported by the Canadian government and Department of Justice over the last ten years consistently support our concern. Approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Out of the 83 police-reported intimate partner… Read more »

WICC Story by our Executive Director

My name is Catherine (Cath) MacKeil. I live in Toronto, Ontario, but consider myself a “Maritimer” at heart. Fredericton was my home until I graduated from university, and then I lived in the Halifax area for many years. My husband, daughter and I moved to Ontario in 2006 when Scott was transferred for his work.… Read more »