October 15, 2021


As I am writing this letter to you it has been about six weeks since Diane McBeth passed the baton of leadership of Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec into new hands. Because I am relatively new to the world of CBWOQ and to many other aspects of this role, it has been such a rich (and intense!) time of learning.

I hope you feel that you have had the opportunity to get to know a bit about me through our various means of communication. I am working hard to get to know you, too! In many ways, being new is an advantage as I’m coming in with a fresh set of eyes, but in many other ways, it makes for extra challenge. This is why I am asking that you would take a few minutes to fill out our annual survey. It will be tremendously helpful for me to get to know you and for us as a team to learn how we can improve.

The CBWOQ mission is to facilitate authentic experience of God and intimate connection to mission – at our doorsteps and around the world. Our targets are sevenfold: Women will grow spiritually; women will live the Great Commission; leaders will be developed; women will be informed; women will practice stewardship; women will engage in social justice issues, and last, but not least by any means, women will cultivate the next generation.

When you fill and return your surveys, you are helping us to fulfill this mission and meet these targets with greater effectiveness and results! Surveys can be returned to us by email at [email protected] or by mail to CBWOQ, 5 International Blvd, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 6H3. We’d love to receive them by February 15, 2022.

May God bless you and fill you with the hope that is only found in Him,

Helena Bergen | Executive Director
Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario & Quebec