Welcome to the Anglican
Diocese of Ottawa

As followers of Jesus, we acknowledge that God gave us
everything we have including the ultimate gift of God’s son.

Today4Tomorrow

A diocese-wide and community appeal that offers the opportunity for all of us to support ministries and initiatives that will provide hope and encouragement for so many people. In 2018, the goal of Today 4 Tomorrow is to raise $300,000. This year your generosity will provide support to our Community Ministries as well as enable us to expand these essential Ministries throughout the region to serve our local communities.

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HELPING REFUGEES

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa has been an advocate for and sponsor of refugees for over 35 years. Through our work as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder, the Diocese works with Constituent Groups to support and sponsor refugees to Canada.

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MARRIAGE CLASSES

The Marriage Preparation Courses are designed to help participants to learn and grow through presentations given by professional speakers, small group discussions with trained facilitators, and couple conversations. All couples are welcome and participation is not limited based gender, age, or previous marital status.

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News and Events

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Rev. Colin McFarland

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Colin McFarland has been appointed Associate Curate of the Parishes of Trinity, Cornwall; Christ Church, Seaway; and St. John’s, Lancaster; effective September 24, 2018.

Rev. Alana McCord

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Alana McCord has been appointed Associate Curate of the Parish of Epiphany, Gloucester; effective October 01, 2018.

Homelessness and Affordable Housing: A Municipal Responsibility

Ontario residents go to the polls on October 22 this year to elect their municipal governments. In advance of the election, I urge Ottawa voters to discuss the issue of homelessness and affordable housing with their candidates. I ask them to consider the most vulnerable in our society, the poor and the homeless. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Proverbs 31:8).

Ottawa and the surrounding region, like most major cities across the country, is facing a crisis of homelessness. Despite having a ten-year Housing and Homelessness Plan, last year the city saw a 5% increase in the number of people requiring emergency shelter. The largest increase in homelessness was among families with children, who now account for over half of the bed nights used in Ottawa’s shelters. This crisis is fuelled by severe shortages of affordable housing, extreme poverty for people with minimum wage jobs or on social assistance, inadequate funding for mental health and addictions treatment, and a failure to focus on early intervention and prevention of homelessness.

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Ven. Doug Richards

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Ven. Doug Richards has been appointed Territorial Archdeacon of Stormont; effective November 01, 2018.

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ABOUT THE DIOCESE

Welcome to the Diocese of Ottawa, one of 30 dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada.

With it’s head office in the National Capital Region, The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa straddles the Ottawa River and includes the eastern counties of Ontario and the western counties of Quebec. The Diocese includes a mix of large urban and small rural farming and forestry communities, spanning 46,620 km.

Additionally, the Diocese is a part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario (which includes the dioceses of Niagara , Toronto , Ontario, Huron, Algoma, Moosonee , and Ottawa) in the Anglican Church of Canada.

We acknowledge that our Diocese is on traditional Algonquin and Mohawk territories.

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DIOCESE OUTREACH

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is committed to be an active member of the communities with which it is located. In order to be effective in this, the Diocese has several subcommittees that oversee some of the large-scale areas in which the Diocese is reaching out to support; including work for reconciliation, environmental protection, and refugees. Further community engagement takes place through the work of our many parishes.

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