We pray, Father, that you would draw MPP Joel Harding to yourself, and that he would experience your goodness. Help him during these difficult days to find peace and joy in you, Jesus. May you put your holy people in his path to encourage, and help him along in his roles. We pray that he would have boldness and courage to stand for righteousness and justice. Give Joel wisdom and understanding to do his work for your Glory. Bless Joel and his loved ones, and may he find rest and refreshing in these difficult days. Psalm 82:3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. 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).