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A Trip Around Canada

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/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 travelling 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.

—Jenna Hoff, Editor

Don’t miss our next issue: Summer 2021

Our next issue will focus on Classis BC North-West. Regional Advocate Caroline Short will share about her work in this part of Canada and what makes it unique!

Connecting with our Regional Advocates

Introducing Cara Milne

Cara Milne lives in Calgary, AB and is the Regional Advocate of Classis Alberta South/Saskatchewan. An amazing supporter of people with disabilities, Cara not only teaches post-secondary students in the field of disability studies, but has written two amazing books on inclusion and community building for people with disabilities. Read more for some great tips by Cara!

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Disability Concerns Ministry Update

Launching the Newest Resource for Supporting People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

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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Looking for your next book? We have the answer!

Noticed, Known and Missed by 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.

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Reflections On the Past Year

What We Have Gained

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."

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Disability Concerns Canada Newsletter

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Our editorial team has been working hard behind the scenes to create a new look for our Canadian content quarterly newsletter. What do you think? Have your say! This survey will take 3 minutes to complete and help us plan for the future of this newsletter!

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Disability Concerns is excited to announce that we are now on Instagram! Our handle is @dis_ability_concerns. Like us and follow us on Instagram today!

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Without monetary support for Disability Concerns, we wouldn’t be able to share these stories. To help us make sure that “everybody belongs, everybody serves,” would you please consider praying for us and making a financial contribution? It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s a gracious and beautiful act of obedience.

You can donate to the ongoing work of Disability Concerns at the CRCNA here.

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This mostly monthly e-newsletter is a ministry of Christian Reformed Church in North America and Reformed Church in America Disability Concerns ministries.

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