What is Ontario Jubilee?

The work of Jubilee across Canada is to contribute to the spiritual renewal of our world, specifically offering practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction.


Now accepting applications for Phase 1

(printable brochure and registration form)

for details contact: email or call 519-501-2084

Special Events


Jubilee Alumni Retreat

January 27 – 28, 2018 (Sat 10:00 am to Sunday 3:00 pm)

 at Five Oaks Education & Retreat Centre

All alumni and current students welcome!

An awesome “Jubilee” retreat is being planned just for you. It will be an embodied experiential journey with opportunity for movement, small group sharing, creative expression, silence, and lots of time for connecting with one another and being outdoors. You won’t want to miss this spacious and evocative retreat with delicious food and engaging conversation.


  • Single room + 4 meals = $225 per person
  • Double room + 4 meals = $195 per person
  • Commuter rate with 3 meals = $145 per person

Option: to arrive Friday afternoon or evening by making those arrangements directly with Five Oaks: or call 519-442-3212

Facilitators: current Ontario Jubilee leadership team: Ralph Brubacher, Jan Evans, Miriam Frey and Nicola Usher

Registration Deadline: Sat January 6, 2018 with deposit of $50.00

Let us know as soon as possible if you can join us…
To register contact: Miriam at 519-501-2084 or
Payments can be mailed to Miriam at: 1 Bethel Rd, Paris ON N3L 3E3 or sent by e-transfer to

We will be exploring symbols, dreams, and mindfulness practices that support the soul’s journey. Along with silence and group spiritual direction practice, there will be time to participate in expressive arts, dance and walking the labyrinth and nature trails. Relax in a spacious, contemplative retreat with engaging conversation and delicious food.


Taste of Jubilee – One Day Retreat

Monday, February 26, 2018 – 9:30 to 4

at Crieff Hills

For details see A Taste of Jubilee Brochure Feb 26th 2018 

2-day Silent Retreat

Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25, 2018

Crieff Hills Retreat Centre, Pines Suite

An opportunity for two days of silent reflection within community (limited to 5 persons). Friday afternoon we begin with a check-in and meditation; Sunday afternoon ends with group reflection. The rest of the time is yours to engage in spiritual practices that nurture your soul and awaken your spirit. Suggestions for your private prayer and reflection will be available.

Cost: $300 includes a spiritual direction session and accommodation only.

Bring your own meals or purchase frozen entrees at Crieff Hills.

Registration deadline: February 20, 2018

Facilitators: Jan Evans and Nicola Usher

To register: contact Miriam at; registration fee of $100 payable by February 20.

Ontario Jubilee offers several opportunities for such practical learning:

  1. Taste of Jubilee: day-long or weekend workshops and retreats that invite self-awareness and spiritual growth.

  2. Certificate Program: a 2-year program divided into two year-long units:

    Phase I: develops skills of listening, discernment and spiritual practice

    Phase II – a practicum in spiritual direction.

        (Ontario Jubilee Brochure 2018)

    Register at: or call 519-824-7898 or 1-800-884-1525


All Ontario Jubilee events are contemplative, evocative, spacious, embodied, integrative, experiential and trans-formative. These qualities are the means by which we learn, deepen and practice our spirituality, and they are the ends to which we aspire. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to encourage connection and the formation of spiritual community.

Ontario Jubilee honours all sacred traditions and seeks to empower the human spirit to live into its ability to become all that it was created to be.

In the words of a former staff member, Catherine Maine: “The Jubilee program breathed new life into my being. It offered me deep connections… wonderful grounding and a lovely sense of soaring. It helped me name and understand the Holy and my spiritual life in a completely different way.”

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is a process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey and helping them grow closer to God (or the sacred, the holy, or a higher power). Spiritual direction helps people learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, and as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names.

For more information about spiritual direction and the Code of Ethics from SDI, visit the SDI website: