In the 1900’s, a dream spread through Canada: growing Christ’s kingdom through prayer, fostering unity, and having a voice in social justice. Various denominations were already passionate about prayer and justice, but in 1918 Bessie McMurchy invited them to gather for what would become the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.
In 2021, members of the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada continue to come together in one faith to maintain a supportive, respectful, appreciative, and faithful environment where every voice is equally heard. They encourage honest, constructive interchange, and valuing each person’s contribution and experience. They strive to be motivated by a love and compassion that unites and illustrates the prayer of Christ for the church.
As part of their prayer mission, WICC administrates World Day of Prayer services throughout Canada. Donations from World Day of Prayer fund projects that empower women and children in Canada and internationally. Small grants do great things!
WICC is made possible by the passionate and diverse teams working towards its mission and vision. This includes WICC’s staff, and elected and interdenominational board of directors. The approach is rooted in faith and called to action.
WICC board teams and positions include President, Past-President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Appointees from National Partner Denominations, Members at Large, Membership and Nominating Chair, Fellowship of the Least Coin International Liaison, Marketing Communications Chair and World Day of Prayer International Liaison.
Currently, the following denominations are represented on the WICC Board: United Church, Christian Reformed, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Evangelical Lutheran, The Salvation Army, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Presbyterian.