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.


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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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, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors to support and sponsor refugees to Canada.

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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


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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PWRDF Seeks New Member Nominations

Nominations are currently being sought for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Board of Directors. For information about desired qualifications, please read the nomination letter here. Those who are interested in being considered for a seat on the Board must complete the nomination form with a nominator and return it to PWRDF by March 25, 4pm, EST.

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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Centre 454 Named Non-Profit Employer of Choice

Jan 30, 2018 Toronto, Ontario – Hilborn:ECS together with partners CCEOC Inc. and The Goldie Company congratulate the recipients of the third annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award. This year, 13 organizations from across Canada fulfilled program requirements to be named a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice. The 2017 award recipients are:

  • Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (AB)
  • Brantwood Community Services (ON)
  • Centre 454 (ON)
  • Chilliwack Society for Community Living (BC)
  • CMHA – York Region (ON)
  • Équiterre (QC)
  • Lakeridge Health Foundation (ON)
  • The Participation House Project (Durham Region) (ON)
  • The Society for Selections: A Career Support Service (AB)
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Inc. (SK)
  • The Ottawa Mission Foundation (ON)
  • UNICEF Canada (ON)
  • York Support Services Network (ON)

All winners successfully completed the NEOC Organizational Profile and Employee Commitment Survey achieving a minimum overall score of 75% overall to qualify for the award.

In a quest to create “decent workplaces” thought leaders are debunking the myth that employees in the nonprofit sector are willing (and should be expected) to work in exchange for the opportunity to “do good.” Today, talented people can find a socially meaningful career outside a traditional nonprofit organization, which intensifies the competition for qualified staff. And, while there are larger systemic issues, Imagine Canada found there are also practical human resource (HR) issues at the organizational level that cause young professionals to leave the sector  including: inadequate HR management, challenging organizational cultures, lack of clarity around job expectations, and limited training and career development.[1]

The Nonprofit Employer of Choice(NEOC) Award is a tool that measures a nonprofit’s HR practices. The NEOC program provides a framework to evaluate an organization’s talent management issues and start constructing a corrective plan of action. This program further enables the board and senior staff to probe and analyze the issues and start the transformational change needed to achieve the impact the donor rightly expects.

“We are thrilled with the interest and positive feedback we’ve received from the sector on this program.” said Jeff Doran, president of CCEOC Inc.  “All of the winning nonprofits showed strong leadership qualities, particularly in the areas of communication, employee engagement and involvement. These organizations can now take advantage of continuous improvement initiatives to help make their organizations even better places to work.”

Other supporting partners of the NEOC Award program include: Associum, Canadahelps.org, the Sustainability Network, and PGgrowth

[1] Imagine Canada, “4 Myths About Young People and Non-Profit Work,” Blog, August 2016



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 ison traditional Algonquin and Mohawk territories.

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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.