KAIROS Network

Use the map above or the tabs below to peruse a list of KAIROS local groups.

KAIROS Canada has networks of grassroots activists across the country. Some of those individuals are connected to KAIROS local groups – diverse circles of people, working together across religious and cultural lines on common issues of concern. Some individuals have volunteered to be a key Regional Contact in a particular city, to help coordinate communications and relationships. All of these local groups and local contacts are gathered into KAIROS regions, each with a Regional Coordinating Committee to facilitate area-wide events and initiatives. Each Coordinating Committee supports all the local groups in their region and sends one or two people as Regional Representatives to national KAIROS meetings. Connect with the local group closest to you.

Regional Contact

This region covers New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island



Cape Breton KAIROS — NS


Halifax KAIROS — NS

Linda Scherzinger — lindakseven@gmail.com

Stacey Gomez – btsmaritimescoordinator@gmail.com

Hubbards KAIROS — NS

Beverley McDonald — pharmin@ns.sympatico.ca


Jim and Myrna Wicks — mjwicks@eastlink.ca

KAIROS Saint Stephen — NB

Tim Devlin — ptdevlin337@gmail.com

Emma Seamone -    eseamone@ssu.ca

Truro Area KAIROS — NS

Jocelyn Langille — jalangille55@gmail.com


Regional Contact

Justin Arseneault (justin.arseneault.bc@gmail.com)

British Columbia, Yukon

I live in Port Moody, BC (~25km east of Vancouver) and go to a Catholic parish in Coquitlam. Over the past few years, I have worked with Vancouver Kairos, along with Vancouver Greenfaith, Protect the Planet Stop TMX, and a Direct Action Prayer Circle, to take faithful action on ecological justice, especially in opposing the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion. I have degrees in Engineering and Education and currently work as a teacher. I am eager to strengthen the connections we have within our regional Kairos network and to build new connections with other communities. I hope to inspire people of faith to take action for a better world and to inspire faith in people of action.
I respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), among others.


Comox Valley Interfaith Committee for Global Justice — BC

Dave Talbot — kye_bay@shaw.ca

KAIROS Parksville/Qualicum — BC

Kathy Miller — klassikkat@gmail.com

KAIROS Prince George Area Contact — BC

Gerhild Neugebauer — amarok1@telus.net

KAIROS Terrace — BC

Robert Hart — roberthart@citywest.ca

Outreach, Peace and Justice Committee – knoxterrace@telus.net

KAIROS Whitehorse — YT

Michael Dougherty — yukonpazypan@gmail.com

Kamloops KAIROS — BC

Diane Stuart — dstuart.mail@gmail.com

Nelson KAIROS — BC

Sandra Hartline — sandra@netidea.com

Peachland KAIROS — BC

Ian McLean — ian@peachlandunited.ca

Salmon Arm KAIROS — BC

Anne Morris — willae@alumni.uleth.ca

Vancouver KAIROS — BC

Justin Arsenault — justin.arseneault.bc@gmail.com

Ruth Walmsley – rthwlmsl@gmail.com

Bridget Findlay – BridgetFindlay@mccbc.ca

Victoria KAIROS Committees — BC

Susan and Bill Draper — gracedraper@me.com

Janet Gray (Past Regional Rep) – janet.gray@homehere.ca

Vernon KAIROS — BC

Karen Truesdale — kairosvernon@gmail.com

Regional Contact


Prairies North Regional Representative

Shawn Sandford Beck (kairosprairiesnorth@gmail.com)

The Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck is the Recruitment Officer for St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon.  He has been a friend of KAIROS for many years, and was a co-coordinator of the Saskatoon KAIROS collective, as well as an occasional contributor to Spirited Reflections.

Shawn has worked in pastoral ministry, social justice chaplaincy, and theological education.  He has written and reflected extensively on ecological and interfaith spirituality in various contexts and in his blog.

He has been featured on Tapestry and in the United Church’s magazine Broadview.

Shawn looks forward to re-engaging with the vital ministry of KAIROS, and brings the justice-driven mandate of St. Andrew's College with him.


Calgary KAIROS — AB

John Snow — jds061@shaw.ca

KAIROS Grand Prairie — AB


KAIROS Lethbridge — AB

Wendy Kalkan   — w_k@mail.org

KAIROS Saskatoon — SK


Regina KAIROS Committee — SK

Dan Beveridge — danmbeveridge@gmail.com

Regional Contact

Debby (Coombs) Dandy

Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario
I am Debby (Coombs) Dandy, from Brandon Manitoba on Treaty II territory, traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, and the homeland of the Red River Metis. I acted as Chair over 15 years ago, and returned to the position with the Northwestern Ontario Manitoba KAIROS group this year. I first got involved with social justice with Ten Days for Global Justice in the United Church before the formation of KAIROS. I have been active in raising awareness about environmental justice locally and globally, Reconciliation with Indigenous people, local work to support vulnerable persons and address homelessness, and transition of incarcerated individuals to the community. I am grateful to those in KAIROS who have done research, created campaigns, and act as a resource to community action.
I am a retired civil servant, a grandmother, and a dog lover.


KAIROS Brandon — MB

Debby Dandy — kairosdebby@outlook.com

KAIROS Kenora — ON

Yvonne Bearbull — kenorafellowship@kmts.ca

KAIROS North East Justice and Peace — MB

Melanie Whyte — gehrswhy@mymts.net

Louise Chernetz — louisechernetz@me.com

KAIROS Sioux Lookout — ON

Terry-Lynne Jewell — jewell1@shaw.ca

Winnipeg South KAIROS — MB

Mary McNairnay — jmcnairnay@mymts.net

KAIROS Thunder Bay — ON

Matthew Diegel — kairosthunderbay@gmail.com

Winnipeg West KAIROS — MB

Helen Whetter — whettles@mts.net

Regional Contact

Great Lakes St Lawrence Regional Representatives

This region covers Ontario east of Thunder Bay and Quebec

Elaine Gareau (elaine.gareau@rogers.com)

Greetings! I am originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan but have lived in Ontario for 25 years.  I work full-time as a freelance editor and translator in Barrie. Working from home makes it easier for me to pursue my passion for social justice. I enjoy working with like-minded people in Simcoe County KAIROS, the Barrie Action Circle for Amnesty International, and Développement et Paix in my home parish.

Cherilyn Spraakman (cherilyn.spraakman@gmail.com)

It has been a privilege for me to be involved with KAIROS, for personal learning and for relationships with people who are social justice advocates. I was born and raised in Alberta, have lived in Newmarket Ontario for 27 years and am a retired physiotherapist.  I lead up the Global Justice Team at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and am on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice. I look forward to continuing my support for the ministries of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.


KAIROS Manitoulin — ON

Kate MacKeracher — kairosmanitoulin@gmail.com

Grey Bruce – Dufferin KAIROS (Orangeville, Shelburne and beyond) — ON

Jim Lindsay — jnm.lindsay@sympatico.ca

KAIROS Aurora — ON

Dave Gordon — dgordonrcaf@gmail.com

KAIROS Durham Region — ON

Betty Anne Platt — plattbawhitby@gmail.com

KAIROS Guelph — ON

Elizabeth Snell — esnell@sentex.net

KAIROS Montreal — QC

Lisa Byer-De Wever — montrealkairos@gmail.com

KAIROS Quebec City — QC

Guillain Koko — kairosquebeccity@gmail.com

KAIROS Toronto — ON

Madalene Arias — mdlnarias@gmail.com

KAIROS Toronto West — ON

Jan O'Hearn — kairostorontowest@gmail.com

Ottawa KAIROS — ON

Kathryn Fournier — ottawakairos@gmail.com

Réseau œcuménique justice, écologie et paix (ROJEP) — QC

KAIROS Francophone partner across Quebec — info@justicepaix.org

New website in 2022: https://www.rojep.org/nous-joindre

3119, rue Monsabré
Montréal, Québec, H1N 2L3

Simcoe County KAIROS — ON

Elaine Gareau — elaine.gareau@rogers.com

South-Western Ontario KAIROS — ON

John Joosse — jyjoosse@execulink.com

York Region KAIROS — ON

Cherilyn Spraakman — cherilyn.spraakman@gmail.com