October 26th 2013
Chris Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Randal Goodfellow: email@example.com
The following organizations are supporting “Building Mission” as program/event collaborators, including event sponsorship by some organizations, and engagement of community networks to engender participation and registration.
United Church of Canada - Ottawa Presbytery
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa
The Presbytery of Ottawa - The Presbyterian Church of Canada
Ottawa / St. Lawrence Conference of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Properties are central to Faith Communities. Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other faith properties are place of worship, venues for community activities and centres for outreach. However, as faith communities evolve property needs change. Some properties may now be surplus, and others may need renovation and repurposing.
This Forum is focused on how faith communities/organizations are, and could, use property to further Missions, particularly to regenerate buildings and facilities to meet community needs, and do so in an economic and environmentally-friendly manner with community organizations, social service agencies, development companies, environmental groups, municipal governments and cultural institutions and bodies. Opportunities in such areas as, but not limited to: affordable and transitional housing, community services, homelessness, youth and seniors programs, arts and culture, and others.
The Forum has been designed for the leadership of all faith communities, community organizations, public bodies and private partners. The emphasis of the Forum will be on Innovation and Interaction: a) examining innovative faith property re-developments in Ottawa and from across the country; and b) offering leaders and volunteers from all sectors opportunity for interaction with speakers and resource people, and other Forum participants.
Input on the program and the addition of collaborating organizations are welcomed.
The registration fee is $25 and $15 for Students & Fixed Income. This includes lunch and coffee breaks. A limited number of bursaries are available, if you are in need of a bursary in order to attend please send an email stating the reason why to the event organizers. (See emails on the left of the page)
Program: (Click here to download a copy of the program)
If you have any feedback on the program or would like to participate in the Charette please send an email to the event organizers.
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Multi-Faith Opening Prayers
Recognition of Traditional Algonquin Territory
8:45 am Forum Ice Breaker: Linda Vanderlee, Creative Coaching
9:00 am Session Introduction: Realizing the Potential of Faith Property
Randal Goodfellow, Session Co-Chair
Chris Henderson, Session Co-Chair
9:15 am Stage Setting Remarks
Commentary on the Changing Social, Faith Environment, & Community Needs
Monica Patten, C.M. Former President & CEO, Community Foundations of Canada
9:30 am Interactive Panel on Ottawa Faith Property Initiatives
The V. Rev Shane Parker, Dean of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral/Cathedral Hill Project
Chris Henderson, Kitchissippi United Church, Westboro United Project
Randal Goodfellow, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Green Re-Generation
Patrick McDonald, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
10:30 am Ottawa Area Faith Property Innovations & Opportunities Charette
Table Talks, Displays & Board/Video Presentations of Faith Property Re-Generation Actions and Plans in the Ottawa Area
Suggestions and Proposals for inclusion of Table Talks and Displays are welcome
Coffee, Tea and Refreshments will be served during the Charette
11:00 am Interactive Panel on Canadian Faith Property Innovations
The Reverend Cathy Campbell, St. Mathews Anglican Church, Winnipeg, West End Commons
Geraldine Sperling, St. George’s Anglican Church, Toronto, Community Centre (Invited)
Roberto Chiotti, St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Toronto
12:15 noon Boxed Lunch
Catered by Urban Element (a Savour Ottawa Kitchen)
1:00 pm Open Stage: An Opportunity for Faith Communities to Express their Interests in Property Regeneration, Partnering and Redevelopment
Open Stage is a time that any faith community can express their interestes in property to foster collaboration and cooperation towards realizing community missions. Open Stage can also be used to highlight ways in which faith communities can maximize envionmental and community outcomes through property re-greneration.
1:30 pm Faith and Property Discussion Group
C. Partnering with Community Organizations
A. Managing the Property Sale/Re-Development
Facilitator: Rev. Brian Cornelius
Resource: Erik Matheson, CFO of the United Church of CanadaB. Greening Facilities
Facilitator: Kristina Inrig, Tucker House
Resource: Lucy Cummings, Greening Sacred Spaces
Facilitator: Brian Strom
Resource: Bill Shields, SLOWest / The West End WellD. Partnering & Financing for Property Re-Generation
Facilitator: Doug Patriquin, Kitchessippi United ChurchResource: Rodney WIlts, Build Green / Windmill DevelopmentsE. The Oblate Property on Main Street: Opportunity for Creative Innovation
Facilitator: Michael Oster, Ottawa Community Loan FundResource:Rebecca Aird (SLOEast)
2:45 pm Priority Areas for Potential Future Collaboration: Input from Participants and Discussion Groups – Focusing on Outcomes
Prior and after the event, program speakers, and Discussion Group Facilitators and Resources (and other interested parties) will be convened to determine how priority areas for future “Building Mission” collaboration can be fostered and actioned