The Rev. John Wilker-Blakley, diocesan representative on the Capital Region Interfaith Council and the Christian Council, encourages the people of the Diocese of Ottawa to become informed about, and consider supporting, MAP Reintegration. “This is a largely volunteer organization, local to the Ottawa area, which helps people, released from prison, 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 current treasurer for the Canadian Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP) is stepping down after several years of service. AFP is looking for someone with some bookkeeping experience to step into this role. Like all members of AFP, this is a volunteer position and a job description is available for any who would like to see it. The retiring Treasurer is a member of our Diocese so support and transition would be easily facilitated. Those interested can contact Paul Dumbrille firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Val Kenyon, the AFP Chair, email@example.com or call 519-854-9998.
Stephanie has been the faithful editor of Crossƚalk for the last few years, producing a monthly edition from September through June. The Diocese has begun reorganizing its communications work and thisly this means that effective Friday, January 25, 2019 Ms. Stephanie Boyd is no longer in the employ of the Diocese of Ottawa. We thank her for her creativity, work and ministry—for her collection and publishing of articles and pictures of interest, for her work in initiating communications in the Diocese of Ottawa, for her work with the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, and for her work with the other editors of publications in the Anglican Church of Canada.
—January 25, 2019
Whose Traditional Territory is your Parish Located On?
A resolution passed at our recent Synod encourages the diocese and parishes to acknowledge, at public worship and diocesan events, the fact that the Diocese of Ottawa occupies land that includes traditional territory of Indigenous peoples.