We’re a far-flung network engaged in work that can be difficult and isolating. So every year we gather as a community somewhere in Canada, to share stories, songs, prayers, education, conversation, and action ideas. And parties.
Part of the conference includes a brief AGM, so that we can continue to work as registered charity with good governance. Our AGM highlight is storytelling from across the country and around the world.
Everyone is welcome to both the conference and its accompanying AGM. You don’t have to be a member for anything other than AGM voting (though we love it if you become a member. Just saying.)
We’re always hosted by an Affirming ministry, and move around the country. We make the conference as financially accessible as possible; we announce the dates and location for the conference in late winter, and dates are almost always in the summer over a weekend. We’ll post invitations and program updates on this page, so please keep checking back.
Thank you for registering for Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble’s 2018 AGM and conference, Many Voices- One Song. We emphasize that all people of all identities are welcome at this gathering; we ask that you bring a respectful spirit and open mind, and that all [...]
We're delighted to announce that Royal York Road United Church will host the 2018 Affirm United/ S'affirmer Ensemble annual conference July 13-15 in Toronto. We'll gather on Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, and Anishinabek Territories; we look forward to creating a safer space and a deeply inclusive welcome for all. AUSE [...]
Every year, AU/SE honours individuals who strengthen and bless our movement in especially significant ways. In 2017, we honour two Albertans: Bryon Delarue and Gary Simpson. Gary and Bryon’s work both appears on our website and social media; in 2017 Bryon offered a timeline of all [...]
“…God is queer. Jesus is queer. The Gospel is queer…. May we step proudly into our place at the table of God and claim that space, saying boldly and proudly, “we shall not be moved”. -Brandan Robertson. The Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble network is a [...]
Our big event, SpiritPride 2017 and the Affirm United Annual Conference, is just 3 weeks away, July 28 – 30, 2017! We’ll gather in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples including the Musqueam, the Squamish, and the Tsleil-Waututh Nations, as part of [...]
SpiritPride and Affirm United /S’affirmer Ensemble will welcome Colombian global partner Paola Márquez to their gathering July 28-30 in Vancouver. Partnerships with global LGBTQ+ communities and allies is a crucial part of our journey towards dignity, equity, and rights. Paola is coordinator of volunteers for the [...]