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The Bahá'ís of Ottawa come from a variety of backgrounds, brought together by a common belief in the oneness of humanity and the unity of religion. We work alongside others to become a force of positive change by applying insights from the Bahá'í teachings to bring about a more just, peaceful and unified community.

In addition to personal prayer and meditation, Bahá'í communities hold regular devotional gatherings for collective worship. These gatherings unite people in prayer and awaken their spiritual susceptibilities. more...




Study circles bring groups of people together to deepen their understanding of the Bahá'í teachings through systematic study. This involves structured group discussion of passages from the Bahá'í writings that encourage reflection on one’s moral purpose and capacities for service. more...




Bahá'í children’s classes are offered to all children between 6 and 10 years old for their spiritual education and moral development. The aim of these classes is to inspire in each child a love for our diverse human family and to cultivate a praiseworthy character. They are guided by the Bahá'í belief that children are noble beings with great potential to develop into upright and active participants in their community. more...




Junior youth – or those between 11 and 14 years – are at a crucial stage in their lives when they are defining their identity and values. Junior youth groups offered by the Bahá'í community address the needs of these young people by helping them to develop a strong moral identity and to empower them to contribute to the well-being of their communities. more...




  Gladys Harvey Retrospective on display this month in the Fireside Gallery downstairs.




First Friday Fireside
Movie Presentation
The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá'í Faith
December 7th, 7:30 PM
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Monthly Devotional
Sunday December 9th, at 10:00 AM

Bahá'í Choir
Sunday December 2nd & 16th, at 7:00 PM

Study Group
Wednesdays in December 11:00 AM

Yoga and Devotions
December 10th and 17th 7:00 PM

“Art for the Soul”
Devotions and Creative Arts for Families

December 29th 9:30 AM







The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá'í Faith Opens to a Packed House

November 10, 2018



On June 25, 2018, the Mayfair Theatre had sold out signs splayed across all its doors for the Ottawa premiere of Steve Sarowitz’ documentary film, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith. The theatre was filled to capacity with over 330 viewers, which included members of the Bahá’í community and the curious.

Chicagoans Steve Sarowitz, founder of Paylocity, and Bob Hercules, a highly respected director, took three years to produce The Gate, resulting in a beautifully shot hour-long documentary that reverently and lovingly recounts the life of the Báb, the young prophet-founder of the Bábí Faith whose ministry only lasted from 1844 to 1850, when He was executed by firing squad by the State and the religious authorities of Persia. more...




Ottawa Bahá'í Regional Choir Spring Concert Capped a Successful Year
September 15, 2018



On June 2, 2018 the Ottawa Baha’i Regional Choir performed their last seasonal concert with their out-going director Christopher Barham, and what a performance it was! The 11-voice four-part choir performed all their pieces a capella – that is, without accompaniment. more...




River Walk Devotional

June 28, 2018



The idea of a river walk devotional was first planted by my neighbour. I asked her if she needed help pushing her baby stroller as she was heading out for her daily walk along the river. What followed next was an uplifting discussion and the realization that there might be a whole community of people in our neighbourhood who yearned for spiritual reflection, and could benefit from physical exercise while being immersed in the power and beauty of nature. more...




Baby Devotional is Taking Off in Ottawa
July 3, 2018



Over a year ago, two moms started a Facebook group with the intent of getting together with other new moms to say prayers and socialize. This group was called the Ottawa Baby Devotional and it brought new and not-so-new moms together from different Ottawa neighbourhoods. Prayers, writings, songs and stories were read for the little ones’ spiritual growth. Participant Jaleh Safaee said "We developed friendships and a sense of community with the parents, and the little ones had an opportunity to see and play with their friends. These devotional gatherings were open to everyone, regardless of religion, and we lovingly encouraged other friends to join in and host one in their own home, particularly since the first year of maternity/paternity leave provided time during the day for new parents to get together." more...


Special Video Presentation: "Project One Garden"

November 20, 2018

Local Bahá'í artist, Barbara Pope asks the question: "What does Unity in Diversity mean to you?" 



Bahá'í Ottawa Community News


Bahá'ís of Ottawa Celebrate 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. Inspired by the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah, millions of people worldwide celebrated the 200th anniversary of His birth on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017. Visit Bicentenary website here.



There is a story unfolding. It is a story of humanity’s progress through history, propelled by the teachings of Messengers of God Who have guided humanity through its stages of development, and now to the dawn of its maturity. Watch or download the film here


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