Churches and the Canada Summer Jobs Program–Read This

Recently the federal government has added a requirement to the Canada Summer Jobs program, used by many organizations including churches and Christian camps to help fund summer student positions, to state that the organization requesting funding affirms abortion and LGBT rights. In other words, Christian organizations are being forced to take an “ideological purity test” and renounce Christian teaching on the sanctity of life and biblical definitions of sexuality and marriage in order to access federal funding, which is a chilling precedent.

Christian charities and churches in Canada that have accessed Canada Summer Jobs funding in the past, or are considering applying for such funding, need to read this article from Barry Bussey at the Canadian Council for Christian Charities laying out suggested next steps:


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