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Manitoba- Saskatchewan Conference Elects New Executive Secretary

On March 18, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists voted, due to travel restrictions and health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, to postpone the 2020 Quinquennial Constituency meeting until April 2021. The board’s very next action was to elect Christine Bergen as the next conference executive secretary, a position […]

Kendalwood Food bank Continues to Serve in the Midst of Chaos

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought dramatic changes to everyone’s lives and daily routines, including the operation of the food bank at the Kendalwood Seventh-day Adventist Church in Whitby, Ont.             Before the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Kendalwood food bank was a place of warmth for both staff and clients. Routine days began with staff worship […]


On March 6, 2020, Versacare Foundation awarded $1,420,000 in grant funding to 189 Adventist primary and secondary schools across the United States and Canada in support of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math).             This was Versacare Foundation’s fifth successive year funding STEM grants and marked the third consecutive year it funded every school that […]

Ontario Conference President, Mansfield Edwards, Offers Solace at Iran Plane Crash Funeral

On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, Ontario Conference president, Dr. Mansfield Edwards, offered words of comfort during a memorial service held at York Region. The service, attended by 400+, was for employee Bahareh Karami, a York Region environmental sciences technologist. Karami, 33, was one of 176 killed on January 8 when a plane, heading from Iran […]


Video script: Dear Adventist family throughout Canada, During this time greatly engrossed by the news of the coronavirus, be at peace. The same Jesus who calmed the winds and waves cares for you and those dear to you.  As a Church, we will continue to follow the guidelines outlined by public health officials and government […]

Agreement Reached for New Governance and Ownership of Parkview Adventist Academy

Burman University and the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Adopt Memorandum of Understanding. Lacombe, AB, October 23, 2019: In May 2019, Burman University initiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church regarding Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA). The goal of the MOU is to transfer governance and […]

Wrapped in the Bible’s Promises

Forty-four sick children had a warmer Christmas this past year thanks to the quilting ministry of the Truro, Pugwash, and New Glasgow Seventh-day Adventist churches in Nova Scotia. Headed by Jean and David Streifling, the churches prepared the handmade children’s quilts in record time when an opportunity came to distribute them at the IWK Health […]

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