Children and Youth

Gabrielle Wilson has over 20 years experience working with children and youth in Canada, England, and Scotland. An Ottawa native, Gabrielle has worked with many organizations in the city, including Girl Guides Canada, the Ottawa Children’s Choir and the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir.

At Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Gabrielle took courses in History, Music, English, and Religious Studies, and helped produce four student musical productions. Back in Ottawa, Gabrielle completed an MA in English from Carleton University, looking at Nancy Drew and fictional representations of teenage girls, and then a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Windsor. There, she had the opportunity to attend the 2009 conference, “Best Interests of the Child: Meaning and Application in Canada” at the University of Toronto.

After completing her degrees, Gabrielle fulfilled a desire to visit the United Kingdom and spent the next two years working and travelling through England and Scotland, where she enjoyed the opportunity to meet and work with so many different people—including singing with the Paisley Abbey choir for their 850th anniversary celebrations.

Upon her return to Canada in 2014, Gabrielle joined Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, working first as a librarian with their girl’s choir, then taking over the position of Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator in 2016. Gabrielle lives in Manotick with Rocky, her 7 year old terrier mix, who reminds her to be grateful for the simple things in life.