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Justice Summit 2022

November 4, 2022 - November 5, 2022

Justice Summit 2022

Our Theme: From Education to Action

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” — Isaiah 51:4-5

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Delegate Info, Blanket Exercise, Schedule, Hotel Information, and Promo Package

Guest Speaker


We’re thrilled to invite you to a KAIROS Blanket Exercise, hosted onsite in the afternoon of November 4th. Pre-registration is required, and you can register online now!

Visit the Justice & Advocacy page, where you can get involved with our online community and check out our available resources.

The CBAC Justice Summit is a catalytic event that equips CBAC churches to engage in neighbourhood-level justice and advocacy movements. We do this by investing in delegates and giving them the tools they need to carry out the work of justice at home.

The Justice Summit is ideal for passionate, open-minded individuals who are ready to take the next step from education to action. We are inviting churches to send teams of delegates to the Summit that are committed to carrying out this work at home.



  • Main registration: $70 per person (10% discount for teams of 4+)
  • Blanket Exercise: $30 per person

Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, Truro, NS B2N 3Y4 (Click here for Google Maps)

What Can you Expect from The Justice Summit?
  • Plenary Sessions feat. Keynote speakers, panel discussions, & discernment exercises.
  • Action-Oriented Workshops to help us move from education to action
  • A chance to workshop your ideas in our ‘Ideas Lab’
  • Networking with on-the-ground professionals
  • Connect to resources
  • Lunch and snacks provided

Why Delegates?
  • At the heart of the CBAC Justice Summit is an invitation to move from education to action. Our vision is to equip CBAC churches to engage in neighbourhood level justice initiatives in their own local context. With that vision in mind, we see the Justice Summit as an intentional leadership development opportunity. A delegate process ensures that participants are serious about next steps, and churches are ‘bought in’ to the vision. Through a delegate process, we are asking churches to partner with us in raising up leaders to more effectively join God in our neighbourhoods.
  • Read the Delegate Process FAQ — View PDF | Download PDF

Justice Summit 2022 Schedule

(Times are listed in Atlantic)

Friday, November 4

12:30 p.m. — Doors Open

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Blanket Exercise (Pre-Registration Required)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. — Dinner Break

6:30 p.m. — Registration Opens

7:00 – 8:15 p.m. — Plenary Session 1

8:15 – 8:30 p.m. — Dessert Break

8:30 – 9:00 p.m. — Plenary Session 1 (cont.)

9:00 p.m. — Release


Saturday,November 5

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome Rally

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Workshop 1

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Workshop 2

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion + Ideas Lab

3:15 – 3:40 p.m. – Snack Break

3:40 – 5:00 p.m. – Plenary Session 2

5:00 p.m.  – Closing

NEW! KAIROS Blanket Exercise

We’re thrilled to invite you to a KAIROS Blanket Exercise, hosted onsite in the afternoon of November 4th. Pre-registration is required, and you can register online now!

Hotel Information

Below is a list of hotels that we recommend for your stay. Please note that we understand that there is a hockey tournament in Truro the weekend of Nov. 4.  Here are a couple of options that had availability when we posted this on our website.


Truro Hotel

Inn on Prince (902)895-1651

Block of rooms secured until Oct. 15 under ”JUSTICE SUMMIT”

$149 (based on single/double occupancy)


Abide Within Bed & Breakfast


$129 (based on single/double occupancy)


Halifax Airport Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn (902) 873-1400

Starting at $166


Quality Inn Halifax Airport (902) 873-3000

Queen $155;  2 x Queen Beds  $165; King  $175


Holiday Inn Express  (902) 576-7600

Starting at $160

Download a Promo Package

We’ve prepared some materials that you can use to promote the Justice Summit. Whether you need social media graphics, announcement videos, or a simple slide to share the details, we’ve got you covered!

Promo PackageDownload ZIP (145 MB)

Meet our Guest Speaker

Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson, CD

Lennett J. Anderson is the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church (The Meeting Place) a growing, multigenerational community of worshippers from diverse geographic, ethnic, cultural, and denominational backgrounds. 

Pastor Anderson is a highly sought-after communicator and is a recognized voice at events throughout the country. He is blessed with influence that extends beyond the local church.  He serves on the faculty of Acadia Divinity College as Lecturer in Leadership and Racial Justice. 

 Pastor Anderson is a passionate advocate for community transformation and development. His passion for community is evident through his contributions as consultant for the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, a member of the Halifax Regional Municipality Chief of Police Roundtable on Diversity and Race Relations, Past Moderator of the African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia, an Advisory Council Member, Dalhousie University African Nova Scotian Strategy, Corporation Board Member for Promise Keepers Canada, Member of the African Nova Scotian (DPAD) Decade for People of African Decent Coalition, Regional Ambassador for Teen Challenge Atlantic Men’s Centre, and as a former board member of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation. 

 A retired commissioned Officer in the Canadian Forces where he served as Unit Chaplain for HMSC Scotian, Rev. Anderson has been recognized with numerous awards including the Medal of Excellence from the Navy League of Canada, the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Citizenship, the Platinum Jubilee Community Hero Award, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College. 

Maclean’s magazine named Rev. Anderson as “one of five Canadian pastors who are breathing new life into their communities”. In 2016 he received the ADC Alumni Distinguished Service Award for significant contributions to ministry in his community and beyond. Rev. Anderson has worked tirelessly to promote racial justice with organizations. 

Lennett is married to Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson. They have three children and live in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.



Justice Summit Workshops

Refugee Sponsorship: Practicing the Spiritual Discipline of Hospitality

Jacqueline Derrah

Description: This workshop is intended for individuals who have not had the opportunity to be involved with assisting refugee families with settlement in our neighbourhoods.  At its core, refugee sponsorship is a humanitarian protection program.  In its most practical implications, refugee sponsorship is an extension of hospitality.  Through refugee sponsorship, we have the privilege to care for people, meet their most basic needs, and offer community and hospitality to newcomers in Jesus’ name.  Refugee sponsorship is the active participation of welcoming the stranger (Matt 25:40) and exercising hospitality to their family(s).

Facilitator: Jacqueline Derrah has been working with the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada for over 20 years.  Since 2015, Jacqueline has been actively involved with supporting and resourcing churches as they sponsor refugees.  Through this work, churches and community members are making a significant impact in the lives of 1,000+ people, who are privileged to now call Canada home. Jacqueline has often been heard saying that refugee sponsorship is one of the most rewarding opportunities she’s ever had the ability to be part of. When she’s not working, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 adult daughters.  She loves to travel, being outdoors, and helping others.

Too Many Muffins: Learning to Come Empty-Handed to the Journey of Reconciliation, Healing, and Justice Between the Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Jodi Spargur

Description: Come to explore stories of church communities across western Canada who are seeking to move from learning to action in the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Hear about bold steps, and missteps and what we are learning about showing up with our whole selves. This workshop will leverage these stories as springboards for listening in your own local context. Consider this a sampler plate for discerning future actions your communities might take in the east.

Facilitator: Jodi Spargur lives as a guest on the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver having worked as an urban farmer, a furniture mover, a pastor and a justice seeker. Jodi has been a pastor for 27 years, including planting a church in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in 2009 that was formed around First Nations families. Jodi currently directs two initiatives known as Healing at the Wounding Place and Red Clover Initiatives. She works among Baptist and other churches catalyzing local, sustainable connections with Indigenous communities for the purposes of healing and justice.

Open Doors to Housing: Identifying Next Steps in Creating Affordable Housing

Lisa Ryan

Description: In this workshop, Lisa Ryan of South Shore Open Doors will help participants better understand the cyclical and system issues that underlie lack of access to affordable housing, while providing practical tools for participants to respond locally to the issue through advocacy, and provision of various housing expressions.

Facilitator: Lisa Ryan is the Executive Director of South Shore Open Doors Association and a passionate advocate in the movement to recognize access to safe, adequate and affordable housing is a human right. Empowered by her own personal experience with homelessness, as well as her front line experience overseeing street intervention outreach and housing support teams, establishing and running emergency pop up shelters, as well as leading the coordination of community resources, she focuses on helping communities build their capacity for innovation and increase their social impact by using data driven approaches, like Coordinated Access, to end homelessness. Lisa currently resides in Lunenburg County Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter.

Building Community and Solidarity with Our Migrant Worker Neighbours

Stacey Gomez

Description: Stacey will explore how CBAC Churches can support migrant workers in our region through community building and advocacy.

Facilitator: Stacey Gomez is a migrant justice organizer with No one is illegal – Halifax/Kjipuktuk (NOII-Hfx). She coordinates the Migrant Workers Program, which engages in the provision of information, mutual aid support and organizing with Caribbean and Mexican migrant farm workers throughout Nova Scotia. Since 2021, the Program has engaged in outreach and support to over 3,000 migrant workers throughout Nova Scotia. NOII-Hfx is part of the cross-country movement advocating for full and permanent immigration status for all migrants. Stacey has also been involved in ecumenical and interfaith social justice organizations such as Faith House Ottawa, the Student Christian Movement of Canada (SCM) and KAIROS Canada’s Ecological Justice Circle.

Practicing Hospitality When Teenagers Question their Gender

Dan Pyke

Description: In this workshop, we’ll consider the growing reality we see in our neighbourhoods of teenagers questioning gender identity.  We’ll spend some time exploring this growing trend, recognize some implications for our ministry practices, and consider what it looks like to demonstrate hospitality in our ministry environments.  

Facilitator: Rev. Dan Pyke serves with the CBAC as the Director of Youth & Families, and oversees the Next Generation Ministry program with ADC.  Prior to these roles, Dan served in several churches in youth ministry.  Dan desires to see churches cultivate spaces where teenagers and children can thrive as they grow in relationship with Jesus.  Originally from the Truro area, Dan and his family live in Grand Bay-Westfield, NB.

Learning to do Justice from Our Partners in the Global South

Louise Hannem & Michael Waddell

Description: In this workshop Louise and Michael of Canadian Baptist Ministries will help participants better understand the links between local and global justice issues, and how we can practically engage these issues.

Facilitators: Louise Hannem is the Team Lead for Global Discipleship with CBM where she leads the SENT program and helps churches engage in meaningful global partnerships.  Louise lives in Halifax with her two young daughters. Michael Waddell  serves as a Senior Associate with CBM, providing leadership to Vennture, a new global initiative of CBM aimed at helping people and partners discover where faith meets work.  Michael also continues to oversee CBM’s programming in the Philippines. He lives in New Brunswick with his wife, Melanie, and their four children.





November 4, 2022
November 5, 2022
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Immanuel Baptist Church
295 Young St
Truro,NSB2N 3Y4Canada
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(902) 895-8857
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