uOttawa Multi-Faith Chaplaincy welcomes all students, staff, and faculty — no matter what their faith, philosophy, questions or doubts may be. While on campus (virtual or in-person), we are here to create safe and hospitable spaces that will support your spiritual wellness. Our multi-faith team of volunteer chaplains and faith liaisons work together to provide listening ears and spiritual resources that can respond to your needs. We do this by providing pastoral care and immediate crisis response; encouraging and promoting opportunities for inter-faith dialogue and spiritual learning; working cooperatively with partners on and off campus; offering programs and events that will encourage understanding, respect and empathy among people of diverse spiritual and religious backgrounds.
Taking care of your spiritual wellness
What we do
- Chaplains offer pastoral care on personal and spiritual issues on a drop-in basis and by appointment in person or online
- host programs focused on spiritual wellness and spiritual practice
- collaborate with the Wellness Centre to consider spiritual wellness integration needs
- collaborate with university staff and students in response to a crisis on campus
- help students connect with specific local communities of faith and practice, and with interfaith activities in the area
- Collaborate with the CVUO Multi-Faith office on student initiated inter-faith events
- upon request, provide religious rites and perform marriages
Where to find us
Déjà vu 232B - in the 2nd floor hallway between Morrisett (MRT) & Fauteux (FTX) alongside the Thompson Residence
Chaplaincy Office Drop In Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (no registration is required).
The chaplaincy office is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday & Thursday and all are welcome to drop-in (no registration is required).
Upcoming Events or Programs
• Roger Guinden Hall (RGN)
Room 2529 - The Multi-faith room is located on the second floor of Roger Guindon Hall, within the Kidney Research Centre. Intended for prayer, contemplation, meditation, reflection, and other spiritual and faith-based practices, the Multi-faith room is accessible during regular business hours on a walk-in basis.
• Additional Prayer Spaces Related to campus
Sacré-Coeur (SCR) Prayer Chapel (591 Cumberland Street) – There is a small public prayer chapel inside Sacré-Coeur (SCR) that is open for students, faculty and staff usage.
St. Joseph’s Sanctuary (174 Rue Wilbrod St) – The sanctuary of St. Josephs church is open to the public throughout the day and encourages uOttawa students, faculty and staff to use the space for personal prayer or contemplation.