by Jenna Hoff
Our Canadian content newsletter looks a bit different this time! The editorial team has been busily working behind the scenes to develop a new direction for this newsletter and we are so very excited to unveil it here for you!
The conversation around change was a direct result of the pandemic when forms of communication started to shift and change dramatically. Out of the feelings of intense isolation and loss, God revealed the need to establish deeper connections and build authentic community in new ways.
One way we are aiming to foster these deeper connections and create authentic community is by having every edition of this newsletter focus on a different Canadian classis and introduce you to its regional advocate.
We are delighted to have this edition feature Classis Alberta South and Saskatchewan and highlight the work of their regional advocate, Cara Milne. Cara has worked tirelessly for disability advocacy and awareness for many years and is an incredible blessing to the Disability Concerns ministry and our denomination as a whole. We know you’ll love getting to know her better and hearing about her work and books!
We look forward to traveling around the country with you in coming newsletters, getting to know each other more and continuing to all be part of this amazing Disability Concerns community.
Our journey across Canada starts with Classis Alberta-South and Saskatchewan. Meet regional advocate Cara Milne!
Besides being a regional advocate, Cara Milne is also a published author! This is Cara Milne's second book focused on building community for people with disabilities
Cara shares her experience of living through Covid-19 as a community. Her one encouragement is "to take note of what is working better than it was before and protect that."
Every year, Disability Concerns Canada hosts a training event. Typically this takes place in person, in Ontario. This year, all are welcome to join us online as we launch our newest resource: Everybody Belongs, Serving Together.
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