We are a Christian agency through which Canadian churches engage in global and intercultural ministry and are challenged to prophetic global witness through programs of education, training and dialogue.
Our work weaves together a history of over 90 years of ecumenical intercultural ministry and global engagement. Founded in 1921 as the Canadian School of Missions we are a tapestry of visitors to Canada, personnel sent to work outside Canada, returning personnel, the global church and global partners, a variety of denominations, Canadian history and culture, justice, and intercultural ministry in Canada.
Today this tapestry includes programs, resources, and workshops for; Intercultural Ministry in Canada, Anti-Racism, Global Citizenship, Short Term Mission and Study Trip best practices and leadership, intercultural mission and and ministry for Personnel sent from and returning to Canada, Visitors to Canada, and Local Engagement with Global and Canadian Partners.
We regularly host or participate in round-table discussions and events around issues that are important to the global and Canadian church. We publish or stock a number of different publications and produce an annual newsletter.
Our pedagogy is experience based, drawing on the experience of participants and our many partners.
Learn more about the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries.
When I go up to the HOUSE OF THE OLD WEAVER,
I watch in admiration
at what comes forth from her mind:
a thousand designs being created
and not a single model from which to copy
the marvelous cloth
with which she will dress
the companion of the True and Faithful One.
”Indian Tapestry” by Julia Esquivel in Threatened with Resurrection.
God has filled them with skill to do every kind of work done by an artisan or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of artisan or skilled designer…
Tsihy be lambanana ny ambilantra
All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat.