Outreach

  • Blessing of the Bikes”: Our annual bike blessing is a fun event that celebrates cycling and promotes safe riding.
  • Coffee Houses: Community evenings that bring us together for socializing and enjoying each other’s artistic gifts!
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper An all-organic fundraiser for CCSAC’s Emergency Food Bank.
  • Coffee and Conversation with New Canadians: This group meets at 88 Main Street each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to help new Canadians improve their English.
  • Peacemaking Task Force: A group of Ascension parishioners, together with others from the Diocese, has developed a Diocesan Peacemaking Centre. They recently participated in a seminar on human trafficking and are contributing articles to Crosstalk on a regular basis.
  • Family Fridays: Parents with young children have the opportunity to have some adult time, while the children share a supper and supervised play.
  • Family Reunification/Outreach

The congregation actively contributes to PWRDF and supports community ministries with prayer, financial, and practical assistance:

  • Growing in Faith Together, Diocesan initiative for community stewardship
  • The Open Table, a community of young adults in Ottawa
  • Cornerstone: The congregation funded a room in Cornerstone’s new shelter for homeless women.
  • Centretown Churches Social Action Committee: We collect non-perishable food items for CSAC’s emergency food bank.
  • Centre 454: A day program providing emotional, spiritual, and practical support to all in need, including those who are homeless and socially isolated.
  • The Well/La Source: A day program for women and their children.
  • Ottawa Inner City Ministries: An inter-denominational Christian ministry called to serve among the less-fortunate people of downtown Ottawa. .
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams: CPT places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human-rights workers.
  • Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund: Canada’s Anglican response for emergency relief, refugees, development, and justice.
  • Canadian Paraplegic Association
  • Citizens for Public Justice
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