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Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is an independent organization within the United Church that created and sponsors the Affirming Ministry Program. Affirming Ministries publicly declare their commitment to inclusion and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Toronto Conference is an Affirming Ministry

 At the 93 Annual General Meeting in May 2017 Toronto Conference voted to become an Affirming Ministry.

Affirming Ministry Vision Statement

Striving to be faithful followers of Jesus in our time and place, Toronto Conference will continue to remove barriers to participation in the life and work of the Conference and society, committing itself to be open to the Spirit. Resisting all forms of oppression, we welcome and celebrate people of any sexual orientation and gender identity, and those who are marginalized.