Ontario Jubilee Certificate Program


The Ontario Jubilee Certificate Program is 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.


We live in a world that encourages productivity and constant activity. Meanwhile, our souls are longing for peacefulness, meaning and sacred rest.  Ontario Jubilee wants to provide opportunity to nurture the soul, renew the spirit and honour the sacred in everyday life.


Ontario Jubilee offers a two-year certificate program of practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction.

The program is about:

  • Understanding oneself and others
  • Being faithful to one’s inner life that sees no divide between body, heart, and intellect
  • Opening to the world of spirit while being grounded in a spiritual tradition
  • Practicing forms of service, meditation, and prayer that transform our lives


 Ontario Jubilee seeks to empower the human spirit to live into its inherent potential.


 Our aim is to experience together, a spiritual journey that awakens us to the influences of creation, western culture and Spirit in our lives.


Using a wide variety of teaching tools and spiritual practices, we focus on the art of listening  and discernment; we seek to broaden our understanding of soulful living as the basis for true right action.


We mentor, support and supervise participants, helping them to engage as catalysts in creating contemplative communities and providing spirit-filled leadership wherever their journeys take them.


Ontario Jubilee offers Sabbath rest and a rich network of companions for the journey.


 Phase I – Soulful Living

The first year invites participants to develop spiritual practices that help them feel alive.

Within a caring community, they participate in:

  • Two 5-day residencies – June 2018 and the other June 2019
  • Assigned and supplementary reading
  • Five theme reflection papers and one integration paper
  • Three-day silent retreat
  • Regular spiritual direction
  • Facilitation of a monthly home-based Journey Group


Phase II – Spiritual Direction Practicum

The second year is for those who discern a call to the ministry of spiritual direction. Through study and practical experience, participants develop their skill in accompanying others who long to also be free and alive.

They participate in:

  • Two 5-day residencies – beginning October 2019 and the other October 2020.
  • Assigned and supplementary reading
  • Four theme papers and one position paper
  • Four day silent retreat
  • Continuation of regular spiritual direction
  • Participation in a monthly home-based peer-support group

Upon completion of the program participants receive an Ontario Jubilee Certificate.


 Unless noted otherwise, all residencies are at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre, Puslinch, Ontario



The registration is a 2-step process as follows:


Step 1 - Register at Crieff Hills – send non-refundable payment of $100 to Crieff Hills:

E-mail: send your contact information to registrar@crieffhills.com and request instructions for sending the payment via e-transfer or
Mail: send your contact information and a cheque to:

                        Crieff Hills Community, 7098 Conc. 1, RR 2, Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0.


Step 2 - Apply to the Program Director - forward the application form to Miriam Frey, Director of the Ontario Jubilee Program at ontjubilee@gmail.com. She will be in touch within 2 weeks of receiving the application.


Important Dates

Registration deadline for the 2018 program is March 15, 2018.


Phase I begins May 27 – June 1, 2018

Phase I ends May 26-31, 2019


Dates to be confirmed for Phase II begins Oct 2019

Phase II ends Oct or Nov 2020