Our Members

Members and Associate Members of the Council affirm our basis and purpose.  

  • The basis of the Council: The Canadian Council of Churches is a community of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and also other churches which affirm the same faith but which do not make doctrinal confessions. 
  • The purpose of the Council is to serve God’s mission in the world, to give expression to the unity which is offered to the world through Jesus Christ, to witness to the continuing renewal of the Church by the Holy Spirit, to promote the growth of ecumenical and missionary obedience among all Christians, and to facilitate common action by the member churches.  

Why become a member?

By joining together, member churches give expression to the unity offered to the world through Jesus Christ, facilitate common action by the member churches, and more.

Members of The Canadian Council of Churches

Associate Members

Associate Membership applies to churches whose membership is less than the minimum requirement, or those wishing an interim association with the Council. Associate membership is intended to provide the opportunity for a non-member church to enter into a working relationship with the Council with a view to deepening and furthering the ecumenical movement in Canada.

Current Associate Members:

  • British Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada
  • Polish National Catholic Church


Affiliates are organizations, boards, or agencies that have been recognized by the Governing Board as being maintained for distinctly Christian purposes. Affiliates are invited to participate in the work of the commissions or committees of the Council. Affiliates are invited to attend Governing Board meetings and participate in the work of the commissions and committees of the Council.

Current Affiliates: 

  • Order of St Lazarus Canada
  • Canadian Baptist Ministries
  • The Canadian Bible Society
  • Citizens for Public Justice
  • Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
  • A Rocha Canada
  • Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada
  • The Yonge Street Mission

Observer Churches

Observer churches are not members of the Council but are recognized as being in agreement with the Basis of the Constitution. They are invited to participate in the work of the Council. In 2020, the Council had 8 observer churches.

Current Observer Churches: 

  • The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada (2012)
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (2012)
  • Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (2018)
  • Be in Christ Church Canada (2018)
  • Community of Christ (2019)
  • Moravian Church in Canada (2020)
  • Baptist General Conference of Canada (2020)
  • Association of Christian Evangelical Ministries (2020)

Sponsors of Project Ploughshares

Sponsors of Project Ploughshares are churches, ecumenical organizations, para-churchministries, faith groups, and others who work with expert staff to advance policies and actions that prevent war and armed violence and build sustainablepeace. Together, sponsors lead Project Ploughshares, an operating division of the Council and Canada’s leading peace and disarmament organization.

Current Sponsors of Project Ploughshares:

  • The Anglican Church of Canada
  • Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
  • Canadian Unitarian Council
  • Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Community of Christ
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
  • Mennonite Central Committee Canada
  • The Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • The United Church of Canada
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