Rector: The Reverend Jason Pollick
The Rev. Jason Pollick became Incumbent of St. Margaret’s Vanier in October, 2017, having served most recently as priest in Glengarry Parish (South Lancaster and Maxville, Ontario). Raised in the United Church, Rev. Jason became an Anglican part-way through Seminary due to his appreciation for Anglican liturgy, tradition and Christology. Fluently bilingual in French and English, his background is a wonderful fit with St. Margaret’s mission and presence in Vanier. He worked on Inuit-related projects at the Museum of Civilizations after completing his Bachelors at Ottawa University and was a member of the Anti-Racism task force in the Diocese of New Westminster. He holds two Masters degrees, the first being in Religious Studies from Laval University during which he produced a thesis on traditional Inuit spiritual expression, and he holds a Master of Theology from Trinity College. Rev. Jason is married to Véronique who is a Speech Language Pathologist, and together they have an infant son, Noah.
Assistant Curate: The Reverend Aigah Attagutsiak
The Rev. Aigah Attagutsiak grew up in Arctic Bay (ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ), Nunavut. She has lived for more than 15 years in Ottawa and previously worked as a case manager and interpreter for the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team. Aigah, a mother and grandmother, was ordained to the Diaconate in November 2014 and to the priesthood in September 2015. Her main focus at St. Margaret’s is the care of the Inuit congregation that meets Sundays at 11:30am.
Honorary Assistant: The Very Rev. Roger Briggs
Our Honorary Assistant The Very Rev. Roger Briggs has our worked for many years in the Diocese of the Arctic and presided at the Inuktitut-language service prior to Aigah’s ordination as priest.
Bookkeeper: Caryl Crichton
Building Manager: Richard Gauvreau
Kitchen Staff: John Angnaluak
Organist: Francine Brisebois
Many members of the St. Margaret’s congregation offer time and experience to the programs and projects of the parish. Some serve on Parish Council and Corporation. Some greet newcomers, read Scripture, administer Communion and lead Prayers of the People. Some sing in the choir, attending weekly practices. Some follow neighbourhood causes and organize outreach projects like Igloo@206. Some follow global issues and keep us aware of the work and campaigns of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and other justice organizations. And the list goes on.