The Urantia Association of Canada (the Association) was created and chartered by Urantia Association International in 1999 at Silver Springs, Ontario. It is a non-profit, educational service organization under the corporate laws of Canada, formed to disseminate the teachings of The Urantia Book to the people of Canada in order to promote, improve, and expand their comprehension and appreciation of cosmology, the relationship of our planet to the universe, the genesis and destiny of humankind, our relation to God, and the true teachings of Jesus.
In so doing, the Urantia Association of Canada endeavors to increase and enhance the comfort, happiness, and well-being of all people, as individuals and as members of society, through the fostering of a personal religion, a philosophy of living, and a new cosmology commensurate with our intellectual and cultural development.
The Urantia Association of Canada fosters an 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. The Association endeavors to create opportunities for the enhancement of students through the natural evolution of learning by thinking, feeling and doing. The development of forums for the exchange of ideas and experiences pertaining to The Urantia Book, is a primary objective of the Association.
The watchwords of the Urantia Association of Canada are “Progress and Enlightenment of the Individual”
The activities of the Urantia Association of Canada and its constituent Associations will be guided by the principled teachings of The Urantia Book. The actions of Association members to disseminate these teachings are based on the spiritual values of service and attraction, accomplished by incorporating the teachings of The Urantia Book into their own lives.
Although a self-governing organization, the Association is supportive of the objectives of the ‘Declaration of Trust’ of the Urantia Foundation.
To ensure the Urantia Association of Canada remains focused on its mission, it has adopted the following limitations on its activities:
The Urantia Association of Canada will not express opinions, form policies, or otherwise take positions on political, social, or economic issues and will not identify itself with any nation, race, or religion. However, nothing in its Charter, Bylaws, or the Bylaws of any constituent Association of the Urantia Association of Canada is intended to prevent or discourage members, as individuals, from expressing their personal opinions on these matters, or from personally participating in such activities.
Understanding and interpreting The Urantia Book is an individual matter. Therefore, the Urantia Association of Canada will not present any official interpretations of The Urantia Book.
The Association does not consider itself a church or an organized religion and welcomes people of all faiths and nationalities in order to foster spiritual fellowship among all peoples of the world.
The Urantia Association of Canada has two local associations, one in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Urantia Association of The Cascades, and one in the province of Québec, Association Urantia du Québec.
The three blue concentric circles symbol is copyrighted by The Urantia Foundation and its use was granted to the Urantia Association of Canada in 1999.