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February 20 is World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is defined, for the purpose of the observance, as including issues of poverty, unemployment, and unfair exclusion that results in economic harm or social ostracism. On World Day of Social Justice, there are media campaigns to raise awareness of the need for better social justice both within nations [...]

Give to the Diocese of Ontario Correctional Chaplaincy Fund

In memory of Rev. Jeanie Oulton and her passion for prison chaplaincy and restorative justice, consider making a donation to the Diocese of Ontario Correctional Chaplaincy Fund which is intended to be used as an ecumenical/multifaith fund supporting the ministry and mission of Correctional chaplains through the Interfaith Committee on [...]

Give it up for the Earth! during Lent 2019

This is an important moment—and we have a valuable opportunity to ‘be the change.’ As we approach Lent, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) encourages you to consider ‘giving up’ some of your personal or household greenhouse gas emissions. We’d also like to ask that you invite people in your faith community to [...]

Coming Soon: PWRDF Lent 2019 Resource

PWRDF’s Lenten resource, Our Lenten Journey through the Waters of Baptism, provides an opportunity to pray, act and give while deepening your understanding of the work of PWRDF and partners. Written by the Venerable Charlene Taylor of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, the reflections will be available as [...]

A Call to Prayer from the Primate for General Synod 2019

The General Synod of our Church will be meeting July 10-16, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The theme is drawn from the 43rd chapter of Isaiah, “I have called you by name.”  One of the important pieces of work in this Synod will be the calling and installation of a [...]

A message from your Stewardship and Congregational Development Committee

With the start of a new year, we will all gather at our respective annual meetings to review our finances, elect our officers, and plan our events for the coming year.  Will we do it the same way we always have, or will we take a different approach? While we [...]

Confirm your Anglican Journal subscription

The Anglican Journal is asking readers to confirm their Anglican Journal subscription. Here’s why: In a recent survey of a large number of subscribers, 10 per cent of the surveys mailed were returned as “unknown at this address.” That means 10 per cent of newspapers (Anglican Journal and Dialogue) are [...]

Your Synod Council at work

A meeting of the Synod Council of the Diocese of Ontario was held on Tuesday, January 22 at Christ Church Cataraqui. For Synod Council highlights click the following link: Synod Council meeting highlights. Download minutes from previous Synod Council meetings.

Plan a PWRDF Sunday with our new worship resource

In honour of our 60th anniversary, PWRDF Public Engagement Coordinator Suzanne Rumsey has created Partners Together on a Journey, a new worship resource for use in your parish. The resource includes two service options (Eucharist or Service of the Word), as well as the separate components of those services (readings, [...]

Missed the wardens and treasurers workshop on Canons?

Watch the video of the wardens and treasurers training on updated Canons and Constitution held on January 10. This workshop highlighted changes to the diocesan Canons that effect annual vestry meetings. Number of elected lay delegates, parish council and parish financial reviews are just some of the topics that were [...]