Welcome to the movement!
The Student Christian Movement of Canada (SCM) is a youth- and student-led grassroots network passionate about social justice, community in diversity, and radical faith in action.
Founded in 1921 and rooted in the social gospel movement and a global federation of SCMs, we are students active in liberating theology, progressive spiritual activists inspired by the Christian tradition to fight oppression and struggle for a better world.
Rooted in our mission, our Living Prayer, and a history of ‘turning over the tables’ since 1921, we welcome people of all beliefs and backgrounds, including the full spectrum of the church, interfaith, questioners and seekers.
SCM Canada acknowledges that our movement operates within traditional Indigenous territories and strives to live out our solidarity.
“For almost 90 years, the Student Christian Movement has been a force for social justice … (it) remains a moral force on Canadian campuses.”
(United Church Observer, September 2009)
As one of more than 100 affiliated movements in the World Student Christian Federation, we’re part of the global ecumenical (Christian unity) movement. We warmly welcome members of many beliefs and backgrounds, including people who are not Christians or registered students – we take action together for social justice, dialogue, youth leadership and community in diversity. All are welcome, including LGBTQ.
Want to know more? Check out About SCM / Our history