Exploring Friendship

From May 24 – 27th we will be holding our Ontario Generous Space Retreat at Trent University. This year’s theme will be: friendship. Human beings are hard-wired for relationship and to long for deep connection and intimacy. When we experience true friendship we are grateful. When friends wound us the pain goes very deep. In…

LGBTQ+, Mental Health, & Faith Panel

Last fall, Generous Space partnered with a Christian agency, Shalem Mental Health Network, to put on a one day conference entitled, “LGBTQ+, Mental Health, and Faith.”  After many months of planning, we were excited to offer a co-learning experience that brought LGBTQ+ individuals, parents, practitioners, pastors, social workers, and educators together to address the stigma, assumptions, and stereotypes that…

Celebrating a Pioneer

Fifteen years ago, when I took the role of Executive Director, people took it upon themselves to warn me about Brent Hawkes.  It was 2002 and the Canadian debate about marriage equality was heating up.  At that time, the ministry held a traditional theological position on marriage.  And Rev. Hawkes was a gay clergy person,…