The Urantia Association of Canada (UAC) was created and chartered by Urantia Association International in 1999 at Silver Spring, Ontario. It is a non-profit, service organization under the corporate laws of Canada, formed to disseminate the teachings of The Urantia Book in order to promote, improve, and expand comprehension and appreciation among the peoples of Canada, the world of cosmology, of the relationship of the planet on which we live to the universe, of the genesis and destiny of man and his relation to God, and of the true teachings of Jesus.
In so doing, UAC shall endeavor to increase and enhance the comfort, happiness, and well-being of man, as an individual and as a member of society, through the fostering of a personal religion, a philosophy, and a cosmology commensurate with man’s intellectual and cultural development..
UAC shall foster in-depth study of the complete text of The Urantia Book through the development of activities such as study groups, seminars, conferences, periodicals, derivative works, study aids, and other dissemination activities. UAI shall create opportunities for the development of teachers and leaders through the natural evolution of learning through doing, and shall encourage forums for the exchange of ideas and experiences pertaining to The Urantia Book.
The watchwords of UAC are “Progress and Enlightenment of the Individual”
All activities of UAC and its constituent Associations shall be guided by the teachings of The Urantia Book. The efforts of UAI to disseminate these teachings shall be based on principles of service and attraction, including the efforts of the members of UAI, as individuals, to incorporate the teachings of The Urantia Book into their own lives on progressively higher levels.
Although a separate entity, UAC supports the Principal and Concordant Objects of the Declaration of Trust Creating Urantia Foundation and considers itself to be interdependent with Urantia Foundation.
To ensure UAC remains focused on its mission UAC has adopted the following limitations on its activities:
UAC shall not express opinions, form policies, or otherwise take positions on political, social, or economic issues and shall not identify itself with any nation, race, or religion. However, nothing in this Charter, the UAC Bylaws, or the Bylaws of any constituent Association of UAC is intended to prevent or discourage members , as individuals, from expressing their personal opinions on these matters or from personally participating in such activities. In addition UAC shall not be nor shall it form a church or an organized religion.
Understanding and interpretation of The Urantia Book is an individual matter. Therefore, UAC shall not present any official interpretations of The Urantia Book.
UAC welcomes people of all faiths, races, and nationalities and shall foster spiritual fellowship among all the peoples of the world. However, UAC should not be confused with the spiritual Brotherhood of Mankind under the Fatherhood of God.
The association has two local associations, one in Vancouver, Urantia Association of the Cascades and one in the province Québec, Association Urantia du Québec.