Including: Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York
Congratulations on your happy news! Kim who lives in Markham is an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church. From backyards to banquet halls, surrounded by a small group of loved ones to hundreds of family and friends, she draws on the experience of over four hundred weddings to help you put together your perfect ceremony, from beginning to end. With her warm personality, winning smile, compassionate spirit and professional nature, she will happily honour your needs, traditions and vision to create the ceremony you have always dreamed of. As well as her Ministry she is a career event planner, she can also help you with your ceremony logistics, from the time your guests arrive to the time she pronounces you to be a married couple! Skilled with traditional, modern, formal and relaxed ceremonies, she also conducts baptisms. - Kim was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Markham’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.
Charles is an award winning and much in demand wedding officiant (International Wedding Industry Experts). Charles lives in the Toronto Riverdale community with his wife Melinda and cat, Chimo. A long time facilitator and public speaker supporting his community, Charles can bring a spark and sense of fun and connection to your wedding ceremony. If you want a wedding day where everyone will feel a special part then talk to Charles. His favourite hobby is cycling on the roads and trails of Toronto, or baking and trying out new recipes. Charles has helped families with patient advocacy for ALS Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Canadian Association of Wound Care. He also volunteers his time as chair of the board for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, an international post-secondary professional school in Cabbagetown, and for Ina Grafton Gage Home, a small nursing facility in Scarborough. Charles would be delighted to help make your big day your best ever.
Heather lives in North Toronto but serves the entire GTA. The day you have dreamed about is just around the corner, and you are bubbling over with love and anticipation. You want to find the right officiant who will listen to your ideas, your likes and dislikes and help you put together a wedding that is perfect and uniquely yours. If you are not quite certain what you would like, Heather will provide the suggestions that you need. She has a warm and vibrant personality, yet also radiates a sense of calm. Heather would love to help you with your custom wedding ceremony whether it's English, French or bilingual. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and a French degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, she delights in learning about other peoples’ cultures. She has spent considerable time in Italy, lived in Paris, and was thrilled to take a second visit to India. She has a small counseling practice and is also part of a team that welcomes and settles newcomers to our country. Request Heather if she sounds like someone who has what you might be looking for.
Katharine Tapscott lives in downtown Toronto and she is delighted to be a Wedding Officiant. Getting married is one of the most special times in two people’s lives and Katharine welcomes the opportunity to be a part of your journey. She appreciates both the joy and the importance of your promise to one another and she will work with you to ensure your ceremony is everything you hope it will be. Katharine is married with one daughter. Katharine holds degrees in Psychology from McMaster University and Law from the University of Toronto.
For a Wedding ceremony you will cherish forever, ask for Reggie. Fluent in English and Dutch, he is a sensitive and caring person with a passion for golf and classic movies. Reggie has been a volunteer with Big Brothers of Canada and The Weekend to End Breast Cancer. His personable nature and outgoing personality contribute on a whole to making all of your guests feel welcome and part of your special day.
A wedding is just the beginning of a journey two people make with one another. Gregg, who lives downtown, will be as passionate as you are about your wedding ceremony. His only desire is that your special day means more than just saying “I do” to your best friend and soulmate. Gregg is originally from Buffalo and has his Masters in Physiotherapy, and is dedicated to helping others without prejudice or judgement. He loves the outdoors and hiking is his favourite thing to do any time of the year. It’s your path to choose what you want, and he looks forward to officiating at your ceremony and making it a day you both will remember.
I’m a Queens Graduate (92) with my own law practice and I teach part time in the Para Legal program at Humber College. I am also an appointed Designated Minister so I am open to many paths. I live in Etobicoke but serve a large part of the GTA including downtown. I love meeting and interacting with new people as well as advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves. In my younger days I also completed several half-marathons, duathlons and triathlons. I hold out hope that I will one day finish a full marathon and maybe an Ironman Triathlon! Besides travelling, I enjoy experimenting with vegetarian cooking, and organizing and participating in activities with family and friends, including my 9 godchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.
Chris has lived in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood for 15 years and he will be happy to help celebrate your bilingual (English/French) wedding ceremony in any of Toronto’s vibrant communities. Chris has both a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont. He has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences and universities throughout North America. Chris volunteers with the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation’s Friends for Life Bike Rally, loves cooking and entertaining, and exploring the city’s parks with his rescue dog, Jolene. Chris would consider it a privilege to be a part of your celebration – and looks forward to working with you.
Sandra who lives in the Beaches area brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. She is a mother and grandmother, who loves to sing and was an educator prior to her wedding ministry. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves wedding ceremonies and hopes to facilitate a wedding ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.
Aestus (Ace for short) was born and raised in Newfoundland and has lived more than 20 years in downtown Toronto. Aestus has a positive outlook on life with a slightly offbeat sense of humor to balance it out. He has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years after training at George Brown College, and worked for a decade at Casey House in HIV/AIDS care, and more recently moved into the fast paced environment of an operating room. Aestus experience makes him comfortable with very emotional people and groups, and very competent handling stressful situations. He has performed hundreds of ceremonies over the past few years and is an expert in making you and your family comfortable, relaxed, and happy. He is comfortable working in all situations and looks forward to helping tailor a ceremony that reflects your unique needs. He believes in and supports inclusivity and diversity, and some of his favorite wedding memories are from non-traditional families and venues. Aestus has discovered that performing wedding ceremonies leaves him with a sense of joy and excitement that he is thrilled to share with you in order to add that energy to the start of your married life together.
Janice Lives in North York just off the Don Valley and Eglington but serves a wide area of Toronto including downtown.She has been officiating weddings since 2007. Janice is published author and long-time grief counsellor. Whether you desire to blend traditions in a new way or create a new one, your wedding ceremony requires someone to listen sportively and guide with sensitivity and experience to help you make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist couples at this important and special time in your journey together.
Located in the Beaches area of Toronto, I am excited to offer my skills as a wedding officiant. Being a lover of personal growth, I respect relationship as an ordinary thing that provides an extra-ordinary opportunity for transformation through the hard work and the great pleasure of sharing your life with another. I would be delighted to celebrate your relationship with a wedding ceremony you have tailored to reflect your love. I enjoy deep conversations and laughter, yoga, tennis, biking, skiing, books and babies. I am a happy person with a sense of calm. I'm organized and try very hard to meet the expectations of others, all in the spirit of joy.
Danielle lives in North York with her husband and two children. Danielle is fluent in French and English and holds an Honours B.A. in French and a B.Ed. from York University. She is comfortable conducting all kinds of weddings. You will find her warmth, compassion, and her attentive listening skills valuable assets to help you plan your wedding day. Danielle is a dedicated professional; focused on assisting, facilitating and working collaboratively with couples in making their wedding an unforgettable occasion. She is a very experienced and creative wedding officiant plus she is an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church.
David lives in North York but sevices the GTA. He is fluent in English and Portuguese. A chaplain and spiritual care provider for over 15 years, David would be honoured to conduct your English wedding ceremony or Portuguese ceremony. In his professional work he is constantly meeting people from all kinds of backgrounds and age groups. David has an easy going and friendly personality and disposition, and is motivated by his compassion for people. He has a bachelor's degree from Lakehead and a master's degree from U of T ( Theology). David enjoys cycling and is an avid book collector. Married with two children and his central creed is that we all have a human spirit. His desire has always been that he serves the desires and needs of people in his care. O seu credo principal é que nos todos temos um espírito humano. O seu desejo sempre foi que ele servo os desejos e necessidades espírituais de pessoas em seu cuidado.
If you are looking for a professional wedding officiant in the Scarborough area who listens with interest, passion and professionalism – combined with a graceful sense of humor, well, you’ve come to the right place! No matter the type of ceremony you are planning, I will perform a wedding ceremony that unites your relationship with love and has your guests charmed. When my husband and I, along with our 11 year old bulldog, are not visiting our children and grandchildren, I’m volunteering my time with the Canadian Diabetes Association, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Bereavement Ontario Network.
Being a Wedding Officiant is Rachel’s way to honour her late parents who also worked in the wedding industry during their 46 year marriage. Rachel is an experienced speaker, a firm believer in marriage equality, and would be thrilled to conduct your wedding ceremony. Ever expanding her interests, she's obtained her licence as a Private Investigator, and enjoys making handfasting cords and other ceremonial products which help her learn and explore aspects of wedding rituals from around the world. She and her husband live in the Roncesvalles Village area of Toronto.
My wife and I are long-time residents of Mississauga, preferring to settle there after our University years. My spiritual journey began while travelling in Southern California where I started to meditate and practice yoga. This led me to study Comparative Religions at York University and California State University, Fullerton, CA. I then completed my Master’s Degree in Hindu Religious History, with a minor in Christian Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton. Luckily, my background gives me a unique perspective into the stresses of your day. My public speaking skills along with my years of meditative teachings will be at your disposal. I look forward to meeting you!
Elaine who lives in Thornhill is one of those officiants who is very much in demand. She believes that your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of what you as a couple are passionate about. She creates a safe environment for you to craft a sacred ceremony that is uniquely yours. Whether your wedding ceremony is under the stars, under a chuppah, in a kayak or something more traditional, Elaine is open-minded and flexible. Her easy going nature, sense of humour and appreciation of ritual will help ensure that your special day honours what is important to you. As a business owner, Elaine's background is in law and recently she was the recipient of the Wm J Simpson distinguished Paralegal award presented to her by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Elaine is much in demand as a speaker on certain historical aspects of the Holocaust. She's a member of the Toronto Jewish Chorus and a consummate seeker of joy in all that she does. Your family and friends will know you made the right decision by choosing Elaine.
Located in North York, Rodrigo is originally from Brazil, where he had his own legal practice. Rodrigo admits one of the best decisions in his life was marrying his wife Maria and starting a family. The other was coming to Canada in 2015 and becoming Canadian. He is fluent in English and Portuguese (Brazilian) and enjoys working with couples who want a personalized wedding ceremony. He would love nothing more than being part on your celebration, in whatever form it takes. O casamento não é o início de um relacionamento, mas uma transição para uma vida de cuidados mútuos e realizações. It’s meaning is “Marriage is not the beginning of a relationship, but a transition to a life of mutual care and achievements.”
Your love and your ceremony matter to this world. Trevor is an ordained minister and has officiated and celebrated dozens of wedding ceremonies in which he prepared and enriched couples to celebrate their wedding. Married to the love of his life, Marisol, for nearly two decades, Trevor is a spiritual leader and activist who has spent his life inspiring others to lean into love. Trevor lives in High Park, where he is dad to three amazing kids, co-founder of Progressive Faith Collective and active in his community. Trevor will excel in helping your day become everything you hope it to be. Talk with him and you will see what we mean!
El-Farouk is our pastoral ambassador to the Rainbow Muslim Community in Toronto creating dialogue and deepening relations between the two faiths. He lives in the city with his husband and 3 cats. He has been a Designated Minister with Clergy Support since Oct 2016. El-Farouk has been celebrating and supporting same-sex and mixed-sex Life Celebrations for many years. In addition to this ministry, he is also a refugee lawyer who represents refugees, primarily those fleeing persecution due to their gender, sexual orientation/gender identity and/or HIV status. His ministry also includes being a human rights and spirituality activist which is expressed in his work as the co-founder of the Toronto Unity flagship El-Tawhid Juma Circle network of LGBTIQA affirming, gender equality in mosques. He is eager to work with any and all couples in creating a celebration of your love that affirms who you are.
Robb has been our most in-demand wedding officiant across Metro Toronto for several years. He is fluent in French and English. Spend a few moments talking with him and see for yourself how engaging he is. He has an amazing personality and sense of humour that allows people - including your guests - to feel very welcome and comfortable. You will be assured of a day to remember, highlighting the unique ceremony that will be yours to treasure. Robb's compassionate and non-judgmental approach along with his unique outlook on life and love will ensure that he will help create a wonderful wedding ceremony for you and your loved ones to remember. A word of caution: Robb books up very early because he is really is the best!
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