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Resources are organized by diocese. Diocesan offices responsible for ministry to divorced and separated are listed, if known. You may navigate to your diocese or elsewhere on this page with the links below. Complete accuracy is a rarely attainable goal! Please check with the contacts provided. If you are aware of additional resources, changes, or errors please contact the NACSDC Central Office. We intend to add additional content as the development of our web site continues. Please visit often!
Diocese of Alexandria-CornwallDiocese of HamiltonDiocese of HearstArchdiocese of Kingston
Diocese of LondonDiocese of MoosoneeArchdiocese of OttawaDiocese of Pembroke
Diocese of PeterboroughDiocese of Sault Ste. MarieDiocese of St. Catharines
Diocese of Thunder BayDiocese of TimminsArchdiocese of Toronto
Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall
220 Montreal Road, P.O. Box 1388, Cornwall, ON K6H 5V4
Telephone: (613) 933-1138      FAX: (613) 937-4931
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Marriage and Family Life / Commission on the Family
Mariage et vie familiale / Commission de la famille

Rev. Gaétan Deschamps
Telephone: (613) 933-1138
Support Services:
The diocese website does not mention support services for divorced and separated, though it does devote a page to Retrouvaille. The diocesan directory (requires Acrobat Reader) lists Rainbows, Rebuilding (possibly a divorce recovery program), and Retrouvaille in it's Marriage and Family Life section. The contact for these three programs is Rev. Gaétan Deschamps, (613) 933-1138. Please contact Rev. Deschamps or the diocese for more information.
Other information on support services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Hamilton
700 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 1C7
Telephone: (905) 528-7988      FAX: (905) 528-1088
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Office for Family Ministry
700 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 1C7
Telephone: (905) 528-7988 ext. 249      FAX: (905) 528-1088
Mrs. Anna Frigault, Program Director
Mrs. Teresa Hartnett, Program Director
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Support Services:
The Office for Family Ministry offers a wealth of support services in locations throughout the diocese. Included are three levels of support programs, support groups, and special programs such as Reconnecting, Keys to Loving Relationships, and New Beginnings Weekends. For complete and current information, including contact telephone numbers, please see the section "Ministering to the Separated and Divorced" on the Family Ministry web page.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Hearst
C.P. 1330, 76 Septième Rue, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0
Telephone: (705) 362-4903      FAX: (705) 362-4421
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Support Services:
The diocese website is inaccessible at the time of this writing. Please visit the website or contact the diocese directly for more information.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Archdiocese of Kingston
390 Palace Road, Kingston, ON K7L 4T3
Telephone: (613) 548-4461      FAX: (613) 548-4744
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Family Ministry
390 Palace Road, Kingston, ON K7L 4T3
Telephone: (613) 548-4461      FAX: (613) 548-4744
Sr. Lucy Kearney, SP, Coordinator
Gorett DaSilva, Secretary
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Support Services:
The diocese sponsors the New Life Group, A Catholic Ministry for the Separated & Divorced. Details are not provided on the Family Ministry website which is under construction, but recorded information is available at 613-530-4262. For questions or more information, please contact Family Ministry directly.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of London
1070 Waterloo Street, London, ON N6A 3Y2
Telephone: (519) 433-0658      FAX: (519) 433-0011
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Institute for Catholic Formation
St. Peter?s Seminary
1040 Waterloo St., London, ON N6A 3Y1
Telephone: 519-432-1824      FAX: 519-432-0964
Mr. Richard Corneil, Executive Director
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Support Services:
The Family, Life and Youth Ministry office, former home of the diocese's Separated & Divorced Ministry, was closed on December 14, 2007. The former Separated & Divorced Ministry web page asks that those interested contact the Institute for Catholic Formation "to inquire about formation possibilities concerning Separated & Divorced Ministry." A search of the diocesan site yields references to Beginning Experience and Retrouvaille programs in the diocese but no specific reference to diocesan Separated & Divorce Ministry. A search of the Institute for catholic Formation's website yields no no specific reference to diocesan Separated & Divorce Ministry. Please contact the Diocese or the Institute for Catholic Formation for more information.
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Diocese of Moosonee
6 Bay Road, C.P. 40, Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0
Telephone: (705) 336-2908      FAX: (705) 336-2759
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Support Services:
The diocese currently does not have a website, so information is limited. Please contact the diocese directly.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Archdiocese of Ottawa
1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6K9
Telephone: (613) 738-5025      FAX: (613) 738-0130
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Family Ministries
Deacon Peter LaFleur
Telephone: (613) 738-5025 ext. 222      FAX: (613) 738-0130
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Support Services:
Family Ministries Provides several opportunities for the separated and divorced, including H.E.L.P. Nights (Helping, Encouraging, Living, and People), Beginning Again Seminars, and Recovery and Growth Sessions. Please contact Family Ministries for up-to-date information.
Ottawa—TAWAW-MSDC. The TAWAW-MSDC Ottawa group of separated and divorced Catholics is a church support group within the Ministry of Separated and Divorced Catholics in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. The group is a member of the Ontario Region of the North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics (NACSDC). The purpose of the group is to provide healing, education, service and spiritual guidance to separated and divorced persons through a shared ministry of separated and divorced persons, religious and priests. The name TAWAW is a Cree name which was usually displayed at the entrance of tepees to convey the message: "Welcome, I share with you what I am and what I have." The word conveys the feeling of warmth and welcome, the message that the group is trying to promote. TAWAW extends a warm welcome to all separated and divorced persons of all denominations. H.E.L.P. nites are held at 7:30 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre on the third Thursday of each month except July, August and December. These evenings begin with a guest speaker or other organized programme followed by refreshments and informal conversation. Both the chaplain and the Assistant Coordinator of Pastoral Services attend regular committee meetings to plan activities. For up-to-date information, please contact Family Ministries.
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Diocese of Pembroke
188 Renfrew Street, P.O. Box 7, Pembroke, ON K8A 6X1
Telephone: (613) 732-7933      FAX: (613) 732-1679
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Support Services:
The diocese website does not mention ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the diocese for more information.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Peterborough
350 Hunter Street West, P.O. Box 175, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y8
Telephone: (705) 745-5123      FAX: (705) 745-2555
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Support Services:
The diocese website does not mention ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the diocese for more information.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie
Diocesan Centre
30 Ste-Anne Road, Sudbury, ON P3C 5E1
Telephone: (705) 674-2727      FAX: (705) 675-7593
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Catholic Charities
299 Willow St., P.O. Box 14, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N3
Telephone: (705) 674-9931
Molly Hancey, Director
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Support Services:
The diocese website does not mention ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the diocese for more information.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of St. Catharines
3400 Merrittville Hwy., Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 875, St. Catharines, ON L2R 6Z4
Telephone: (905) 684-0154      FAX: (905) 684-2185
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Support Services:
Separated and Divorced Healing MinistryThe diocese's Separated and Divorced Healing Ministry seeks to make God's love visible by extending compassion to those who are separated or divorced, by striving to create greater awareness that their anguish can become a source of new personal and spiritual growth for themselves and a source of grace for the whole community. From the web information as of this writing, meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Summer meetings, through Sept. 9, 2003, are held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 318 Queenston St., St. Catharines. After Sept. 9 meetings will be at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON. Please visit the diocese's Separated and Divorced Healing Ministry web page for the most up-to-date information and telephone contacts.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Thunder Bay
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1222 Reaume Street, P.O. Box 10400, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T8
Telephone: (807) 343-9313      FAX: (807) 343-9114
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Adult Faith Office
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1222 Reaume Street, P.O. Box 10400, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T8
Telephone: (807) 343-9313      FAX: (807) 343-9114
Sr. Bernadette Kinsella, Director
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Support Services:
The Adult Faith Office offers annulment workshops in various locations of the diocese. However, the diocese website does not mention ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the diocese for more information.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Timmins
65 Jubilee E., Timmins, ON, P4N 5W4
Telephone: (705) 267-6224      FAX: (705) 267-6226
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Support Services:
The diocese website does not mention ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the diocese for more information.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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Archdiocese of Toronto
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4T 1W2
Telephone: (416) 934-0606      FAX: (416) 934-3433
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Catholic Family Services of Toronto—Central Toronto Office
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street; Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M4T 1W2
Telephone: (4l6) 921-1163      FAX: (416) 921-1579
Gladys McMullin, Executive Director
Krishna Bakshi, Programme Director
Clint Tyler, Central Office Director
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Catholic Family Services of Toronto—North Toronto Office
Newtonbrook Plaza, 5799 Yonge Street; Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M2M 3V3
Telephone: (4l6) 222-0048      FAX: (416) 222-3321
Denis Costello, North Office Director
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Support Services:
Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers several programmes that attend to the needs of separated and divorced families, including: Living with Separation and Divorce—A group for recently separated adults who are looking for a support group to help them cope with the difficult transition of being separated/divorced; Mothers Forever—A parenting group for separated or divorced mothers to explore options, acquire new information and discover resources to meet the challenges of being separated or divorced; Fathers Forever—A parenting group especially designed for separated or divorced men who wish to preserve, build and nourish a positive, stable and continuing presence in their children's lives; and Because Kids Are Worth It!—Groups for children and youth dealing with issues of family break-up, loss and grief. Concerns are handled in a safe and accepting environment. For up-to-date details on these offerings please visit the "Group Dates" page of the Catholic Family Services website, or contact Catholic Family Services.
Other information on suppport services is still under construction.
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