About Us

Ignite is a Ministry of the Redemptorists of Canada.  For, with and among young people, we proclaim the Good News of Plentiful Redemption in the person of Jesus Christ.  We develop, plan and support initiatives for and with Youth and Young Adults through Parish Outreach, Retreats, Leadership Training, Justice and Service, and Evangelization. We make a deliberate effort to dialogue with young people who are at the heart of our culture today.

For over 30 years, the Redemptorists and Lay Partners in Mission have been engaged in active youth and young adult ministry throughout the world through our Redemptorist Youth and Vocation Ministry. Inspired by the life and mission of St. Alphonsus Liguori who founded the Redemptorists in 1732, we firmly believe that the Good News of Plentiful Redemption is meant for all people of all circumstances through the tender love of our God through the witness of Jesus the Redeemer.

In light of the recent Synod on Young People (2018) and the subsequent Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit (2019), we believe our Redemptorist Charism is a gift to the Church and world today, and moves us to reach out and invite in all young people into a relationship with Jesus Christ by sharing the gift of their lives.

Based in Toronto, our Ignite Ministry takes us across Canada working in Redemptorist pastoral centres to imagine, create, develop and support our ministries for youth and young adults.

Vancouver, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, Elsipogtog, St-Louis de Kent, St. John’s

Father of Mercy, you call Redemptorists and young people together to encounter your Son and receive your Spirit. You invite us to share a journey of discipleship rooted in our baptism. Help us to walk faithfully together. Lead us in Your way of communion, love, and justice. Grant that we may listen to one another and to You, and that we may hear the cry of the most abandoned, especially the poor. Most Holy Redeemer, you call us to be your witnesses. May we know the power of your saving life, death and resurrection so that in solidarity for mission, with the guidance of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, we may joyfully proclaim to our wounded world the good news of Your abundant life. Amen.

Redeemer House

151 McCaul Street

Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W3


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