About

Parkhill is a student residence for men near the University of Ottawa campus. Here, we seek to offer an academic, cultural and social environment where students can mature in their human development and develop their talents. Parkhill seeks to attract students who desire to do their best at their studies and at the same time participate in the family life of the house, making their stay here as much a home for others as for themselves.

Since 1992, through its programs of formation and activities, Parkhill has helped a large number of young men to see their studies, work, and family responsibilities as opportunities for personal growth and channels for contributing to society.

Activities of Christian formation at Parkhill are entrusted to Opus Dei, an institution in the Catholic Church that helps people find God in their everyday life. 

Organisation

Parkhill is owned and operated by the Association for Cultural and Educational Development (ACED), a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 and recognized as a charitable organization (registration no. 899613871 RR 0001).

Director

Jean-Denis Paz

Jean-Denis was born in 1987. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Laval University, and a B.A. in Education at the University of Ottawa. He also completed a M.A. in Education at Laval University. He taught for the French Catholic School Board in Toronto and worked with children from junior kindergarten to grade 6 before moving to Ottawa in 2019 as the new director of Parkhill.

Chaplain

Fr. Salva Rego

Fr. Salvador Rego (Fr. Salva) was born in Spain in 1976. In his late teens he moved to Canada to study Chemical Engineering at McGill University. For eleven years he worked in the private sector and as a university researcher in Ottawa and Toronto. Part of this experience allowed him to complete a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has helped in the Christian formation of many people, including some who participate in the activities of Parkhill Residence. In 2014 he moved to Rome to finish his studies in theology and prepare for ordination at the seminary of Opus Dei. He was one of 31 priests ordained in 2017 by Cardinal Bertello in the Roman basilica of Saint Eugene. He completed a doctoral thesis in the Institute of Liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. His first appointment upon his return to Canada was as chaplain of Riverview Centre in Montreal. In 2020 he began serving as chaplain of Parkhill Residence.

Opus Dei

The parents and educators who make Parkhill a reality are inspired by the message of St. Josemaria, the founder of Opus Deian institution of the Catholic Church that helps people find God in their everyday life. The Christian orientation of the activities at Parkhill are entrusted to Opus Dei.  

You can find written works and learn more about St. Josemaria here.