The Community Ministries Committee strengthens, broadens, and enhances the Diocese’s ability to serve God’s world by providing support, leadership, and oversight to our established Community Ministries.
Currently, there are five (5) programs recognized as Community Ministries of the Diocese:
Centre 454; a daytime drop-in centre for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or inadequate housing
Cornerstone Housing for Women; provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women
The Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre; provides counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families; including teens and children
St. Luke’s Table; a day program which provides services, support, and meals for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
The Well/La Source; a gathering place providing meals, services, and resources for women and women with children who are living with poverty and issues surrounding homelessness
The Community Ministries Committee has authority over matters related to their programs, services, and budgets.
Key areas of expertise are:
Social work or social justice
Human Resource management