UCV’s Outreach Opportunities Fund (OOF) was created in 2004 and modified in 2009 “to support organizations undertaking social justice, refugee support and settlement and environmental sustainability work with a focus on vulnerable or other marginalized communities”. A portion of each Sunday’s collection goes into this fund and grants under $3,000 are normally awarded each year.
For the most recent report, please see Outreach Opportunities Fund – 2015 on UCV Notes.
Sponsorship and much more
For many years the Refugee Committee has been helping refugees in profound ways. These dedicated individuals sponsor refugees, support them while they are proceeding through red tape in order to leave their current untenable homes, and help with all aspects of getting them settled once they arrive in Canada.
more about the committee local link
Focus on Burns Bog and BC rivers
The Environment Committee organizes the annual pilgrimage to Burns Bog, and has been active in bringing to our awareness the consequences of the provincial awarding of licences to private companies to develop power projects.
Environment Committee local link