c/o First United Church 347 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

Who We Are

The Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council consists of 133 pastoral charges and more than 200 communities of faith.

Geographically, the region is large, extending east to Hawkesbury, Ontario and Chelsea in western Quebec, west to Denbigh, south to the St. Lawrence River and north to Nânâdônok. We gratefully acknowledge the traditional unceded lands of Indigenous Peoples on which our buildings and ministries have been built.

The EOORC constitutes four former presbyteries: Ottawa and Seaway Valley (both formerly in Montreal & Ottawa Conference) and Four Rivers and Upper Valley (both formerly in Bay of Quinte Conference).

The EOORC’s population is diverse, with a mix of rural, urban, and small-town dwellers coming from the far reaches of eastern Ontario and western Quebec, the cosmopolitan city of Ottawa, and many towns along the St. Lawrence River all the way to Gananoque. We proudly serve a sizable population of Francophone speakers and a Chinese United Church in Ottawa.

The EOORC upholds the beliefs of the United Church of Canada. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, our role is to offer compassion and love to those in need, to welcome newcomers into our community, and to help people grow in their relationship with God.

In May 2023, EOORC became an Affirming ministry, which enables the Regional Council to conduct its work in ways that are actively inclusive. We continue to add to the number of affirming ministries within the region.


The Manual of The United Church of Canada, 2024 edition, effective January 1, 2024.