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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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Jude Green Retiring

As many of you know, Jude Green has worked at the Synod Office for 38.5 years. Her time at the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa has included a variety of positions throughout her long and respected tenure, including being the Executive Assistant for the Episcopal Office.

Jude’s ministry has supported five Bishops, and her institutional knowledge is extensive and has been invaluable to us all.

On June 11, Jude was honoured by her colleagues in ministry as they offered their deep gratitude for her dedication, commitment, patience, and long-serving belief that the ministry this Diocese offers to the people of God is critical and Spirit-filled.

Please join us in wishing Jude all the best in her retirement.

Bishop Urges Ottawa Voters to Make Housing a Priority

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is urging the federal and Ontario governments to give increased priority to programs that help the most vulnerable in the community.

In a public statement the bishop, The Right Reverend John Chapman, calls on Ottawa voters to make homelessness and affordable housing an issue in the June 7 election campaign. He says the Diocese is committed to its Community Ministries which operate Cornerstone Housing for Women, Centre 454, St. Luke’s Table, and The Well drop-in centres. “We cannot resolve the issues of poverty and homelessness alone,” the bishop said. “They require major support from all levels of government.”

The bishop’s statement coincides with a submission by the Diocese encouraging the federal government to strengthen its proposals for a human rights-based approach to housing.

While the federal proposals are commendable, the submission says, they don’t actually provide for legislation that will protect Canada’s most vulnerable, including indigenous people and women.

“We are particularly concerned that women’s equal right to adequate housing be reflected in all aspects of the National Housing Strategy,” the submission says. It cites evidence from a national advisory committee that existing definitions of homelessness discriminate against women because of their unique needs.

Certification through legislation of a human rights-based approach is vital to the effectiveness of a national strategy, the submission says. Bishop Chapman joined last fall with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH), the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) and the United Nations Special Representative on the Right to Adequate Housing to call on Canada to meet its obligation as a signatory to the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Bishop Chapman said Ottawa, like most large Ontario cities, is facing a crisis of homelessness. Solutions require the support and cooperation of all orders of government.

“We look to the next Ontario government to support a portable National Housing Benefit in addition to, not in place of, existing provincial programs.”

Position: Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator

St. Matthew’s, Ottawa, is seeking a part-time Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator.

Reporting to the Rector, the Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of the St Matthew’s Sunday School program and the emerging Youth Ministries.

Please send your CV and letter of interest to stmatthewanglicanchurch@bell.net.

Applications to be received no later than Friday, June 22nd, 2018.

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Diocesan Newsletter

Read the latests edition of our By-weekly Newsletter including News, Events, and Announcements from around the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

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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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