Located at Stanley House Road (2nd line on the shore of Lake Joseph in Ontario’s Muskoka Lake Region, (just 250 km north of Toronto), Camp Ekon was founded in 1971 by the Jesuits in English Canada to provide an opportunity for young people to form a community of service. The values and skills that Ekon promotes in its pedagogy are grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
State/Province : Ontario
Regis College is the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto (UofT) and one of North America’s Roman Catholic ecclesiastical faculties.
The Anishinabe Spiritual Centre is a place of peace, a beautiful retreat space, a welcoming conference centre. It is an ideal setting for conferences, seminars, workshops, business meetings, group retreats, and directed and undirected individual retreats.
For over 165 years, Canadian Jesuits have been living and working continuously with the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations mostly in Northern Ontario around Manitoulin Island and Thunder Bay.
Originally built in 1852 on the Wikwemikong Native Reserve, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic Church in Northern Ontario. Holy Cross Mission and the Wikwemikong Reserve are located on Manitoulin Island, where the first Jesuit and European, Fr. Joseph Poncet, SJ, set foot in 1648. He was the last Jesuit to minister on the island until 1845, when the Jesuits returned and have continued their Native ministry since.
Holy Rosary Parish was first established as a mission church to the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate. It was administered by the Spiritans until the year 2000. It is now under the administration of the Canadian Jesuits. As a Jesuit parish, it strives to find God in all things.
The Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. The Shrine honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago.
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Spirit-filled Catholic Community of Pilgrims gathered from different lands and different cultures. OLOL comes together under the Dome of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in downtown Toronto to celebrate faith in Word, Sacrament and Service.
Canadian Jesuits International is an international development agency of the Jesuits of Canada that supports poor and marginalized people in developing countries through the work of Jesuits and other partners. We also carry out education and advocacy in Canada on international social justice.
Ignatius Jesuit Centre cultivates spiritual growth and ecological engagement. The Jesuits have a long history in the Guelph area. A year before the city was founded in 1827, a member of the party of John Galt (founder of the city) was married by a Jesuit. German Jesuits first settled in the area in 1852. In the early years, the Jesuits played a role in establishing St. Joseph’s hospital, Catholic schools, the construction of the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, an important landmark and place of worship in the city, and establishing Sacred Heart Parish.