United Church of Canada


Alternate Names: L’Église Unie du Canada
Location: Canada


The United Church of Canada (L’Église Unie du Canada) (UCC) is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada. The Division of World Outreach was created by General Council in 1972 out of the Board of World Mission and became operational in July 1973. The new Division promoted mutuality in mission and interdenominational cooperation; it divided its administrative framework into geographic areas, including Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia and Pacific. In Africa the Division of World Outreach supported human right, divestment from companies doing business in South Africa and the liberation struggle in a number of countries.

Organizational Archive


Title: United Church Of Canada, Division Of World Outreach
Time Span: 1972 - mid-1990s
Media: 5 meters of textual records
Description: In relation to Africa see: SERIES 4: RECORDS OF THE AREA SECRETARY OF AFRICA. This series consists of records of the staff person responsible for Africa, including correspondence; reports of sponsored agencies; press clippings re partnership activities with national churches, social and political agencies, and other mission bodies, and clippings re issues of human rights, divestment, and liberation struggles. Countries include Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra-Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Africa country focuses: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra-Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Subject areas: Political Instability -Africa, Racism-Africa. A users guide is available.
Housed At: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives
Location: 73 Queen's Park Crescent E., Toronto, ON M5S 1K7, Canada
Restrictions: Some restrictions apply - contact in advance for details
Phone: (416) 585-4563
Reference Email: info@unitedchurcharchives.ca
Related Website: http://unitedchurcharchives.vicu.utoronto.ca/