Indigenous Pastoral Leadership Formation Program

June 12-16, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario.


(offered in English only)

The Indigenous Pastoral Leadership Formation Program is being offered this year from June 12 to 16. This program is a collaborative effort between Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa and Saint Paul University through the School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and the Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis.

For whom? This program is for Indigenous people who are interested in training and education in pastoral ministry. Its goal is to equip Indigenous people to exercise pastoral leadership and ministry in their home communities. Non-Indigenous ministers are also welcome to join us. Those who have taken the program in the past have benefited from this experience.

ProgramThroughout the week, participants will explore connections between Native spiritualities and Christian faith through several topics in liturgy, religious education and pastoral ministry. In addition to our regular programming, this year we will be spending two days on the land at Camp Naatagamaa, where we will experience traditional ceremonies. It is our hope that the strengthening of the connections between Indigenous teachings and Christian teachings will continue to promote healing and reconciliation for all who are involved in this program. For more information, consult the brochure for presenters and topics.

Limited spaces are available; please register early.



Registration fees: $495 + (HST 13%) per person
Registration is now open!

Download Registration Form


Please send the registration form and cheque or money order payable to Saint Paul University c/o Indigenous Pastoral Ministry Leadership Program and mail to:

Indigenous Pastoral Ministry Leadership Program
Saint Paul University,
223 Main Street,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 1C4

For more information please contact Gabrielle Dupuis at 613-236-1393 ext 2510 or


Accommodations are to be paid for by participants. A block of rooms have been reserved at Saint Paul Residence specifically for this Program.

The cost is $53.65 per night (taxes included) based on double occupancy.

Room Reservations

To make room reservations please contact Gabrielle Dupuis.
613-236-1393 ext 2510

This Program is in partnership with the Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa and Saint Paul University.

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“I’m glad I came, it really strengthened my spirituality.” – Participant

“The session was very helpful for me and giving ideas and sharing with one another.” – Participant

The Bible session and Sharing the Faith session as notable and inspiring.”- Participant


We wish to thank the generosity of all the benefactors and religious communities whose support made the Indigenous Pastoral Ministry Leadership Program possible.


Program helps train Aboriginal pastoral leaders, Canadian Catholic News, Praire Messenger, Deborah Gyapong, August 26, 2015

Message from CCCB President, May 2014


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