Survey on Updated Charitable Purposes for Unicamp

Deadline for survey responses is August 31st

This survey is intended to gather feedback from people who are not providing their feedback through a focus group. The questions overlap. Thank you for your participation!

Original charter can be found here: https://unicampofontario.ca/original-charter-1969/

A Unicamp committee of congregational delegates with staff and board representation, have developed updated charitable purposes for Unicamp. These are statements that express what Unicamp seeks to achieve with its programs and activities and are a key part of the legal governing documents. It is important to hear what the Unicamp community thinks about these proposed purposes. How well do these charitable purposes describe Unicamp’s current objectives? To learn more, see the report or summary report: Preliminary Report & Executive Summary

This survey will take less than ten minutes to complete. We value your feedback and will keep all of your answers anonymous. Personal identifiable information will not be collected or used in this survey. Your identity will remain anonymous.

A summary of the survey results will be included in a report to delegates at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Unicamp, and will be shared through member congregations and the Unicamp newsletter.

The survey is voluntary and all questions are optional. The first three questions help us understand if there are differences in opinions related to age group or level of experience with Unicamp or UU congregational life and to know if a variety of perspectives are represented in the survey results. Then we ask you to rate each of the three charitable purposes using the rating scale. It is optional to include written feedback in the comment boxes. The last question asks if you think anything is missing from the proposed charitable purposes.



In the second section we ask you to rate each of the three charitable purposes using the rating scale. The last question asks if you think anything is missing from the purposes.

There is an introductory statement to the 3 proposed charitable purposes for Unicamp that says:

The statement of purpose of Unicamp of Ontario is to operate a Canadian
Unitarian Universalist (UU) campground and Spiritual Retreat Centre for UU’s, member congregations, and the general public of all ages to: (and then the 3 purposes follow).

Please rate each of the following three proposed charitable purposes on the rating scale provided. Optional comment boxes are provided if you wish to share your thoughts.

Rate how well the first charitable purpose describes what Unicamp, as a religious charity, is about?

Purpose 1 is to: Provide camps, programs, services, and gatherings that advance Canadian Unitarian Universalist principles, engage in religious exploration, and build a welcoming, inclusive, multigenerational, community.

Rate how well the second charitable purpose describes what Unicamp, as a religious charity, is about?

Purpose 2 states: Nurture leadership and life skills by offering programs and opportunities to children, youth, and adults through grounding learning in the Canadian Unitarian Universalist principles.

Rate how well the third charitable purpose describes what Unicamp, as a religious charity, is about?

Purpose 3 states: Engage people in practicing environmental stewardship and living out the Canadian Unitarian Universalist principle of respecting the interdependent web of all existence. This will be realized through: education, conservation, and the enhancement of Unicamp’s natural habitat.

For questions, comments or additional information about this survey or the work of the committee, please contact unicamprep@grandriverunitarian.ca

Thank you for your feedback!