Canadian Council of Churches


At the core of the work of FILL is a 5 day program offered in and shaped by contexts across Canada. The Engage Difference! program is “5 days focused on faith, heart, mind, and skills for the art of intercultural ministry”.

Future program dates and registration can be found below.

To explore hosting a DUIM program in your context, contact the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning.

Intercultural Ministry Network

Intercultural Ministry is never done alone. Over 200 alumni of FILL programs and hundreds of others across Canada doing Intercultural Ministry are a network of support. The network shares and designs resources for ministry in Canada, gathers online and in person, and works together for a Canadian Intercultural Church.

The easiest way to connect to this network is through the “Art of Intercultural Ministry” e-newsletter. Contact us to sign up.

Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry

A 5-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context, “Engage Difference!” is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities.

Upcoming Programs
Information and Registration

Fall, 2023     
Location TBA 

Célébrons nos diversités! Une meilleure compréhension du ministère interculturel

Cet évenement interactif et stimulant vous offre des idées pratiques à intégrer dans votre environnement respectif. Le programme s’adresse aux leaders ministériels et aux membres des communautés qui misent sur la pertinence culturelle, la compréhension et la sensibilisation au sein de leurs communautés.

Webinars and other short online programs

FILL regularly offers virtual learning and networking events such as webinars to resource intercultural ministry in Canada.

For upcoming webinars, registration, and recordings of past events:

Programs for overseas cross-cultural and intercultural encounters

The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning began in 1921 as “The Canadian School of Missions.” Drawing on the learnings of those decades of global engagement we resource and support overseas encounters across cultures.

Learn more about our programs and resources for preparation for overseas mission, re-entry to Canada, and short term mission and exposure travel best practices:

Upcoming Program Dates and Booking