Understanding Our Common Calling
Our Common Calling (OCC) is a partnership of four Canadian national groups: The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), Lausanne Canada, the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities (CCCC) and Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC). The OCC partnership exists to encourage collaboration amongst God's people as we together follow Jesus into the world.
The Welcome Church Project
Canada is known globally for celebrating diversity, welcoming people from many different communities who enrich our national identity. The Canadian church has played an important role in that welcoming, reflecting God's heart for all peoples. We believe that hospitality is an expression of God's character, an opportunity to stand up for justice, mercy and responsible stewardship of the many blessings that we share as Canadians. In a world where injustice and intolerance are far too common, God's people have an opportunity to practice radical hospitality, welcoming the stranger into our communities. The Welcome Church Project recognizes that Canadian churches have not always lived up to God’s standards of justice and equity, both in welcoming newcomers and in respecting the first peoples on this land. We seek to journey with newcomers to Canada, so that we may together build a community where all peoples can thrive in justice and equity.