Programs

Due to COVID-19,  all chaplaincy programs have moved online.

ECUT supports the following programs at the St. George campus:


Qu(e)erying Religion (QR)

An intimate and open space for joyful, supported, life-giving queer spiritualities. QR programs foster dynamic encounters, uncommon conversations, and creative engagements at the intersections of gender identities, sexual orientations, cultures, religious faiths, and spiritual practices. Find QR on FB or check out the QR website.

The QR anti-Archive video animations can be found here: https://queeryingreligion.weebly.com/anti-archive.html


Ecology and Spirituality – An exploration of the ways in which faith, religions and spiritualities interact with the world around us. For more info, follow us on FB.


Grief Support Sharing Circles -Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty or lonely. The grief support sharing circle is an informal, drop-in mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief.

Off-campus resources : Bereaved Families of Ontario and Toronto Distress Centre for suicide loss.


The Student Christian Movement (SCM) – The SCM is a student-led movement passionate about justice, community and spirituality, engaging the prophetic teachings of the revolutionary Jesus. As an ecumenical movement, the SCM includes people of many faiths and beliefs seeking to explore and challenge the Christian tradition. The SCM at U of T hosts radical Bible studies, creative workshops, and discussions. Follow the SCM University of Toronto on FB for events and programs.


Worship and Prayer –Zoom photo of Knox college chapel ECUT promotes and participates in worship opportunities at both our base colleges, Emmanuel College and Knox College, and on an ecumenical basis. During the academic year, Knox College (Presbyterian Church in Canada) worship takes place on Tuesday afternoons and morning communion on Wednesdays.  Emmanuel College’s (United Church of Canada) weekly worship takes place on Wednesday afternoons. Email student.minister@utoronto.ca for the Zoom links.


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Pastoral Care – ECUT chaplains are available to meet confidentially with members of the university community. If you are feeling anxious, stressed, or facing a challenge in your life for personal, spiritual or academic reasons, feel free to reach out to us. You may have spiritual questions or just need someone to talk to about what life is like for you right now. We are glad to listen, to pray with you, and to be an empathetic presence. We bring a faith based Christian perspective to pastoral conversations and can make make referrals to other supports as needed. Book an appointment via email.