Who We Are
The Mary Ward Centre for Education, Spirituality and Justice is a Ministry of the Loretto Sisters (IBVM Canada). We seek to promote peace, justice and the integrity of creation. The aim of the Centre is to empower agents of change to create a more just and sustainable world. We provide experiences, celebrations, workshops and events that nourish individuals and groups to move forward to action. By examining and understanding more deeply many of the injustices of our world, we hope to influence others to create the world in which God intended. We work collaboratively with other religious organizations, educational institutions and faith based justice groups to improve the lives of all of God’s creation.
Ann has a strong background in education having worked in teacher education and formation at OISE/UT, York University and Niagara University in Ontario as well as the TCDSB and DPCDSB. Her passion for education and justice have been developed during her years as a teacher and chaplain and her work with teachers in a variety of contexts. Having attended a Loretto school, Ann is committed to the charism and mission of the Loretto Sisters. Her theological studies at Toronto School of Theology have shaped her own consciousness and understanding of Catholic social teaching, spirituality and faith.