Including: Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York
David lives in North York but services the GTA. A chaplain and spiritual care provider for over 15 years, David would be honoured to conduct your English 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 is motivated by his compassion for people. He enjoys cycling and is an avid book collector. He is a much-in-demand wedding officiant! His desire has always been to serves the wishes 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.
Danielle lives in North York with her husband and two children. She 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 credentialled as an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church.
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 in 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.
Jeff (they/them/he/him) lives in South Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, with their spouse and three children. Jeff is an easy going, dedicated pastor who has been serving their community for over 10 years, and holds a BA double major in Theology and Philosophy from Tyndale University. Jeff speaks fluent Hebrew and is comfortable conducting interfaith Jewish ceremonies, as well ceremonies for all genders. They pastor an online community of LGBTQ2PIA+ people and allies called Chosen Family Church which meets biweekly over Zoom. When not doing ministry things, Jeff works with adults with autism and spends his free time writing, making music, and digital painting. Jeff has been featured in articles on Religion News Service for their TikTok channel talking about queer theology and deconstruction.
Charles is an award-winning and much in-demand wedding officiant. 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. 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.
Maureen lives in the Annex in downtown Toronto with her daughter and their companion animals. She is a keen walker of urban public spaces and an avid hiker and cyclist. She has had a lifetime of interest in social equality and dignity. She enjoys giving back through her role on the Steering Committee of Walk Toronto and is a co-founder of Friends and Families for Safe Streets. Maureen is an experienced public speaker, flexible and sensitive to the needs of others. It would be her sincere pleasure to be part of one of the great memories of your life and perform any style of wedding ceremony, whichever reflects the cultures or identities you wish to highlight. Wenn Sie gerne möchten, ich kann auch Deutsch sprechen. (If you would like, I can also speak German.)
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.
My wife and I are long-time residents of Mississauga. My public speaking skills along with my years of meditative teachings will be at your disposal. I look forward to meeting you! My spiritual journey in all things wellness began while travelling in Southern California where I started to meditate, practice and later teach Yoga. This led me to study Comparative Religions at York University and California State University . I then completed my Master’s Degree in Hindu Religious History at McMaster University. Tony is a very talented wedding ceremony officiant much in demand.
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.
Heather would love to help you with your custom wedding ceremony whether it's English, French, or bilingual. 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. 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.
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 she would be thrilled to conduct your ceremony. Always 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.
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.
Elaine who lives in Thornhill is one of those officiants who is very much in demand. Elaine is much in demand as a speaker on certain historical aspects of the Holocaust. Her 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. She's a member of the Toronto Jewish Chorus and a consummate seeker of joy in all that she does. 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. Your family and friends will know you made the right decision by choosing Elaine.
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.
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 a published author and a 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 supportively and guide with sensitivity and experience, to help make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist you at this important and special time in your journey together.
Katharine Tapscott lives in downtown Toronto and she is delighted to be a wedding officiant. 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. Their family Bernedoodle, George, is a happy boy who loves to play and watch the Raptors with the family. Katharine holds degrees in Psychology from McMaster University and Law from the University of Toronto and is a lawyer with the Ontario government.
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 really is the best!
David has presided at almost 100 weddings, funerals, and countless baptisms in the GTA area; offering experienced pastoral guidance to families gathering for life’s important moments. Regardless of your background, sexual orientation, or gender identity, David will work with you to preside over the ceremony you seek. David holds both a bachelor’s degree in theology and a Master of Divinity from Huron University College. For most of David’s adult life, he served as a street-involved pastor in urban churches in Toronto and London. His major focus of ministry has been related to social outreach, restorative justice, and learning to wrestle with life and faith in the rapidly evolving social media age. David is an active minister of Clergy Support Memorial and still enjoys a game of football with his son and the neighborhood kids.
Sandra Laya is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess who officiates wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ couples, Jewish couples and couples of all backgrounds She lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. Sandra Laya brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. As well as a wedding officiant and celebrant of Life Cycle events, she is a mother and grandmother. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a 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 Laya will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.
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.
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