Christmas wishes from Today 4 Tomorrow

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Christmas wishes from Today 4 Tomorrow

Your generous giving to Today 4 Tomorrow throughout this year reflects the true spirit of Christmas and will continue to provide hope and encouragement to so many people in our community: Centre 454, Trinity Drop-In Centre, Cornerstone Housing for Women, First Peoples, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, Youth Internship Program, St Luke’s Table and The Well. Thank you!

To learn more about Today 4 Tomorrow, or to give, visit our webpage at

Dream Catcher Workshop

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Come to a workshop and make your choice of dream catcher. Your fee includes all materials, a story and teaching of the dream catcher, a Tobacco prayer and finger food pot-luck. You will take home a small 6-inch dream catcher ($30) or a wedding ring dream catcher ($45) with two 6-inch rings attached side by side.

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 – 3:00 pm; 7 Sidney Street (near Preston and Carling), Ottawa, Ont. Ages 16 and up. Fee $30 or $45. Contact Daniel at 613-680-1358 or email at


Interfaith/Ecumenical officer report for November

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Just a few brief thoughts about my last two meetings.
The Capital Region Interfaith Council met for our AGM. This was a time of reflection and election of our new officers for the year. That was most of the meeting’s activity, however we did vote money to restore the CRIC website so I am hopeful that in the New Year I will be able to pass on that URL to you for those interested in the ongoing work of CRIC.
At the Christian Council we took a fair amount of time hearing from MAP Reintegration ( MAP stands for Mentorship, Aftercare, Presence. This is a largely volunteer organization, local to the Ottawa area, which helps people released from prison make the transition into Canadian society. They have a well respected track record of helping to prevent re-offending through their work to support ex-prisoners to find housing, jobs, and community; the very things that help them to establish stable, active lives on the outside of prison. It is an impressive program that saves both lives and the Canadian taxpayer. Please go to the website for more information. While MAP’s funding was lost some years ago, they have continued to carry on with a shoestring budget. If you would like to contribute to this organization financially or volunteer please go to their website. We were all very impressed with their work, especially considering the financial constrains under which they work. — the Rev. John Wilker-Blakley

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