A non-denominational organization
In 1948, the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada severed its formal ties from the Unitarian Service Committee of Boston. Lotta, a newly minted Canadian citizen, was now the Executive Director of a financially independent, non-denominational organization, but ties with Unitarian communities across Canada remained strong.
Hundreds of dedicated Unitarian volunteers continued to support and build the organization for decades more, organizing clothing drives, fundraising projects, media appearances, and serving on the organization’s Board. Their values of compassion, respect, and efficiency were the driving force of the organization.