EFC Update Newsletter March 3, 2020

03 March 2020

New Assisted Dying Bill Being Rushed Through

Bill C-7 proposes major changes to the current Medical Assistance in Dying legislation, such as allowing euthanasia for people who are not dying. It is being rushed through Parliament very quickly. Take a few minutes to call your MP to ask for the process to slow down and to express your concern for vulnerable Canadians, such as individuals with disabilities. MPs are in their ridings this week (find your MP’s name and contact info). For more information, soon to include an analysis of Bill C-7, see

Invite Your MP to Panel on Sexual Exploitation

All MPs have been invited to a March 10 panel on sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in Canada that is sponsored by an all-parliamentary group of MPs and Senators. Could you take a few minutes this week to call your MP and ask them to attend? For more information email the EFC.

EFC President Meets With National Association of Evangelicals

EFC President Bruce Clemenger will be in Washington, D.C., this week to attend meetings of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), including the inauguration of their new president, Dr. Walter Kim. The NAE is the American counterpart to the EFC. Together the EFC and the NAE form the North American Region of the World Evangelical Alliance.

EFC Staff at Parliamentary Launch of World Watch List

EFC Executive Vice President David Guretzki will be speaking in Ottawa on March 10 at the public launch of Open Doors’ World Watch List which highlights the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted around the world. He will also speak at the March 11 Parliamentary launch on Parliament Hill. Open Doors has a webpage to help you send an email to your Member of Parliament, encouraging them to attend this event.

How to Build Trust in Your Workplace

The degree of trust in your workplace can make or break your organization’s culture, says Barry Slauenwhite, the Canadian regional director for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. In a new blog posted at, he explains how leaders, managers and employees can build “interdependence, understanding and effectiveness on three essential legs of trust.”

Share Your Stories of Hospitality  

How do you live out your faith through hospitality? Faith Today, Canada's Christian magazine, will be exploring the topic of hospitality in an upcoming issue and we’d love to hear from you about the role of hospitality in your life. Our writer is eager to hear your stories, and potentially share them to equip and inspire others. Contact the editors at [email protected].

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→ B.C. Provincial Leaders Dinner & Prayer Breakfast, Vancouver, Mar. 5-
→ IMPACT National Men’s Conference, Winnipeg, Mar. 6-7; Edmonton, Mar. 21; Regina, Mar. 21; Windsor, Mar. 28
→ Mission of God Conference, Edmonton, Mar 6-
→ Evangelical Missiological Society Regional Meeting, Toronto, Mar. 6
→ WEA webinar on Artificial Intelligence, online, Mar.
→ Apologetics Canada Conference, Abbotsford, Mar. 6-7
→ Canadian Youth Workers Conference, Calgary, Mar. 6-7; Grande Prairie, Alta., Mar. 13-14
→ WICC World Day of Prayer, worldwide, Mar. 6
→ Women of Purpose Conference, Calgary, Mar. 6-7
→ Worship Central Conference, Vancouver, Mar. 6-7
→ Mental Health and the Church Conference, Hamilton, Mar. 7
→ EFC Speaker in Ottawa, Mar. 10
→ Night with the Persecuted Church, Ottawa, Mar. 10; Moncton, Mar. 25; Fredericton, Mar. 26
→ Biblical Theology of Suffering and Hope Course, Calgary, Mar. 11
→ Mississauga Prayer Breakfast, Mississauga, Mar. 11
→ Theology for Non-theologians Course, Vancouver, Mar. 13-14
→ Legacy Youth Conference, Calgary, Mar. 13-15
→ Business as Mission Conference, Vancouver, Mar. 14
→ Overflowing Women’s Conference, Calgary, Mar. 14
→ EFC Speaker in Melfort, Sask., Mar. 15
→ Four Gospels Many Resurrections Course, Langley, Mar. 20-21
→ Come and Get Equipped—An Answers in Genesis Conference, Edmonton, Mar. 20-21
→ Pure Desire Men’s Conference, Calgary Mar. 21
→ Covenant Awards (Gospel Music), Langley, B.C., Mar. 21
→ EFC Speaker in Red Deer, Alta., Mar. 22
→ Ministry Leadership Day (Heritage Seminary), Cambridge, Mar. 26

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