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...we embrace the challenge of turning our vision
practical reality.
About Our GIFT Campaign

Bishop John ChapmanAs 21st century Anglicans in the Diocese of Ottawa, we have one foot firmly planted in ancient tradition and the other stepping boldly into God's future.

In 2006, our Synod approved the following mission: to enable people to know Jesus Christ, to live and share the good news, to grow in faith, and to serve God's world. To bring reality to this mission, we must acknowledge the rapid changes in society and the impact on our many ministries.

As parishes in the diocesan household, we embrace the challenge of turning our vision into practical reality - a call to expand our ministries in four key mission areas:

  • Strengthening Congregations
  • Focusing Ministry Outward
  • Educating Leaders
  • Connecting With the Wider Church

Confident that these resources will equip our Church to face the challenges ahead of us, let us take a progressive look towards the future..... read more


Your Parish's Continuation Phase - Getting Started

Most parishes throughout the Diocese have completed the active campaign and are now in the Continuation Phase of this five-year program. The Continuation Phase will continue over the next 4 to 5 years. Our goal is to foster an ongoing culture of stewardship in each parish. Building on this, each parish throughout the Diocese will have the following resources available for the GIFT Continuation Phase:

  • A Financial Development Panel will be established, initially reporting to the Bishop
  • Jane Scanlon, Diocesan Stewardship and Development Officer: GIFT Office, Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, 71 Bronson Ave. Ottawa, ON K1R 6G6. Telephone: 613-232-7124, ext. 225 Email:
  • Each parish to receive a formal Continuation Plan from M&M
  • GIFT results to be reported through the GIFT Gazette inserts in Crosstalk, on the GIFT website and via electronic bulletins
  • How Your Money is Being Spent updates to added to the GIFT website
  • The Stewardship Sub-Committee is establishing a network of GIFT mentors to support parishes
  • Continuation Phase Templates are available
  • Communications Support is available throughout the Continuation Phase

Thank you for your participation in the GIFT Campaign. Together we have done and will continue to do some incredible things with funds received.

Your money at work

GIFT has enabled students at Buckingham Elementary School to participate in The Daily Bread Program, which is part of The Bishop's Child Poverty Initiative, funded by GIFT. Students in schools in areas of high risk for child poverty are taught about nutrition, including shopping for healthy food choices and preparing nutritious meals. They then enjoy the food they have chosen and prepared. The Bishop's Child Poverty Initiative is aimed at reducing the effects of child poverty in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

GIFT has made a difference in Mozambique to improve the lives of 400 AIDS patients, helping them to survive the shock of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs. Sifa Nuro's husband died of AIDS, and she is a mother to three young boys. She was having difficulty staying on her ARV medication because she didn't have enough food. ARV drugs are so strong that they can be fatal to someone whose body is weakened by hunger. Thanks to GIFT funding, many people like Sifa will receive the food assistance needed to tolerate medication.

Where does your money go?
View the personal site in our GIFT Gazette issues

GIFT Growing in Faith Together
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa ON K1R 6G6
Tel: 613-232-7124 Fax: 613-232-7088
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