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TAIC or the Toronto Area Interfaith

Council is located at the Archdiocese

of Toronto at 1155 Yonge Street. 

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HISTORY & PAST PROJECTS

The TAIC has been actively serving the community and strengthening the multicultural fabric of the great city of Toronto for decades. Here you can find a list of the major events we have worked on over the decades......

HISTORY OF THE TAIC

Toronto Area (“Diversity is our Strength”) Interfaith History

 

The following is an attempt at indicating the history of interfaith in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area. It consists of a listing of organizations and communities involved, with an indication (where available) when each began interfaith activities, and some of those activities. Please add your beginning date and also send corrections and amplifications of these brief listings, and additional listings to be included, to

 

Leslie Gabriel Mezei        leslie@barberry.ca    416-226-9872             

 

1940s – Ontario  Multifaith Council: Chaplaincy, library, annual conference 

   www.omc.ca  

 

1976 –  Christian Jewish Dialogue: Annual and topical events, dialogues, programs and conferences.

 www.cjdt.org

 

1978 – Horizon Interfaith Council: Community Television, Annual dinner

            www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?sid=325&rid=82&lid=12

 

1984 – Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department: Panels, dialogues, high school retreats, online

 educational materials, videos, Golden Rule Ambassador Awards

            www.scarboromissions.ca/Interfaith_dialogue/

            Golden Rule Poster:  www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/poster_order.php 

 

1984 – Neighbourhood Interfaith Group: Annual speaker event

            http://northtorontointerfaith.ca

 

1984 – Annual Toronto Area MOSAIC Interfaith Peace Meal

             thisisfran@yahoo.com

 

1986 – Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC); Religious leaders’ forums

www.isarc.ca  

 

1987   Brama Kumaris World Spiritual Organization: Participation in many interfaith events

            Toronto@ca.brahmakumaris.org

 

1995 – Universal Worship Service: Monthly, annual Festival of Lights in December

            www.soitoronto.org/concentrations/universal_worship

 

1995 – Interfaith Festival of the Family, Royal Ontario Museum. One time

 

1996 – WIFEA – World Interfaith Education Association, Toronto

             Ended with an Interfaith Literacy Conference

 

1996 –  Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims (CAJM)

                  http://cajmcanada.org/  

 

Encounter World Religions (Guelph) , week-long immersion programs, visits to faith groups

            www.worldreligions.ca/  

 

Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program

            www.miotc.ca

 

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto – Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs: Hosting TAIC. Organizing interfaith worship services

            www.archtoronto.org/arch_offices/ecumenism_interfaith.html

 

Centre for Spirituality at Work: Had major conferences, now online and in-person meetings

www.spiritualityatwork.org

 

 

Vedanta Society of Toronto, Followers of Swami Vivekananda: Frequent interfaith events

http://newsite.vedantatoronto.ca/aboutus.shtml

 

2000 – Faith in the Common Good: Greening Sacred Spaces project,

            www.greeningsacredspaces.net/

            Green Rule Poster  www.greeningsacredspaces.net/images/greenrule/greenrule-full.jpg

 

2001 – Noor Islamic Cultural Centre: Frequent interfaith events, Twinning with Temple Emmanu-El

              www.noorculturalcentre.ca

 

2001 – Interfaith Council of Halton: Discuss spiritual and educational issues of the community

 rabbi.wise@sbe.ca

 

2002 – Major Interfaith meeting held at U of T, some 70 people:

Identified communication and information as the main need for our area

 

2002 – Interfaith Unity News, monthly to Summer, 2012: Events to come, news, resources, opportunities

            www.interfaithunity.ca/

September 2012 to September 2013: TIO in Canada

            theinterfaithobserver.org/tio-in-canada/

  

The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto Awards

www.cjdt.org

 

2004 – TAIC: Toronto Area Interfaith Council: Represents faith groups, organizes discussions and

events, sponsors and supports events organized by other groups.  Breakfasts with Toronto Mayor or Mayoral Candidates, first one in 2007.

www.torontointerfaithcouncil.ca

 

Canadian Centre for Diversity – (Canadian Council of Christians and Jews): Extensive youth field trips and leadership training. Ceased operations, 2013

            Being restarted by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion?

            http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/

           

Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto:  Used by many student groups and other  organizations, hosted NAIN2013. Religious Diversity Youth Leadership Project, $500,000 grant

                  Religious Diversity Dialogue Certificate Training Program. Campus Chaplains Association

www.multifaith.utoronto.ca

 

Interfaith Council of Peel

            http://peel.cioc.ca/record/CDR0368  

 

2005 – Intercultural Dialogue Institute: Turkish Muslim. Frequent interfaith events, annual major dinner,

            home visits, Noah’s pudding

            http://toronto.interculturaldialog.com/

 

2005 – Institute of Traditional Medicine: Planning and hosting interfaith events and inviting spiritual

leaders and healers, including their relationship to traditional medicine

            www.itmworld.org   

 

2007 – Durham MultiFaith World Religion Day Committee: Annual World Religion Day celebration

            wrd.durham@gmail.com

 

2009 – Spiritual Dialogue Circle: monthly discussion group

            michelle_singh@rogers.com  

 

2010 – Danforth Interfaith Community: Annual interfaith walk

www.facebook.com/danforthmultifaith

 

2012 – Inspirit Foundation: Trust from sale of Vision TV.  Funding for Pluralism projects,

especially by youths.

            www.inspiritfoundation.org/en/

 

2013 – Faith in the City: Annual conference on social justice at Toronto City Hall Council Chamber  

            www.faithinthecity.ca

 

2013 – World Interfaith Harmony:  Interfaith  activities first week of February

            www.interfaithtoronto.ca/index.html

 

2018: World Parliament of Religions, Toronto.