Safe Environment: Youth Leader sESSION

The Diocesan Safe Environment Office and the Family & Youth Ministry Office invite you to attend a day of training and discussion.


9:30 am - Doors Open
10:00 am - Meet the DSEO 
10:30 am - Training Video Discussion
11:00 am - Break
11:15 am - Facilitated Discussion: Your Thoughts & Feelings
12:05 pm - Case Studies: Identifying Red Flags
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:15 pm - Closing Prayer
1:30 pm - Departure

Our new DSEO is working hard to proactively protect all members of our community so that we can spread the gospel with authenticity! This day is design to empower you as a critical partner in that mission, especially in your work with youth. 

When: Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Where: Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica

Who: We welcome all adults, ages 18+, currently involved in ministry to youth or children.

Parishes without active programming are still encouraged to send a representative.


Most Rev. Christian Riesbeck, Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa
Michèle Clermont, Safe Environment Office Administrator
Ted Hurley, Family & Youth Ministry Director
Sophia Korban, Family & Youth Ministry Officer



Don Bosco Gala Nomination


On January 19th, the Archdiocese of Ottawa will get together for an award ceremony and dance celebrating youth ministry!

know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding dedication to youth ministry?


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Personal Connection

We believe that ministry is about building relationships with Christ and with each other. If you have questions about your faith or are looking for a group to join let us know. We are here to journey with you and connect you with great people who are living life to the fullest!


Parish Support

Whether your parish has a pastoral team dynamically engaged with families and youth, or  it seems as though there are no young people to be found, we want to provide you with the support and resources you need to take Family & Youth Ministry to the next level in your community.


Diocesan Events & Networking

We have the joy of coordinating or simply promoting projects and events that are open to the whole Archdiocese of Ottawa. We do our best to stay connected with all the Catholic schools, groups, and movements in town that serve families, youth, and young adults. 



Did you Know?

The Family & Youth Ministry Office is part of English Pastoral Services. In addition to our focus on families and youth, we take on several special projects as need to assist with fulfilling the vision of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Find out more about Pastoral Services here.



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