Dear Lord, today we ask a blessing on the life and work of Joel. We ask a blessing on his family and all those that staff the offices that Joel works out of. Bless him as he seeks for justice and equity and help him to know where his gifts and talents will best serve. We ask a blessing on the riding of Ottawa Centre and all the people that live there. We pray for harmony and propsperity and many good things for those that reside there. Guide Joel in all he does and let him be blessed and be a blessing. In Jesus name, Amen…….
Joel Harden is an educator, a community organizer, a writer, and a father of two young children. He is a proud Ottawa Centre resident who has spent a lifetime advocating for social and environmental justice. Prior to being elected as Ottawa Centre’s MPP, Joel worked as the National Researcher for the Canadian Federation of Students, and was part of the successful campaign against the Energy East Pipeline. He has served as President of the Colonel By Child Care Centre and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University. For fun, Joel has run drama camps for kids in Ottawa Centre. He is also a local amateur endurance athlete (cross-country skiing, cycling, and swimming).