Anthony D. Bailey

As the Coordinating Minister of the Parkdale United Church since 1999, Reverend Dr. Anthony D. Bailey is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and at risk in Ottawa and abroad. Through proactive and supportive work, Rev. Dr. Bailey and his congregation have worked intensively with vulnerable populations in Ottawa, including both victims of crime and former perpetrators of crime. Previously, he had a long history of community work in Montreal, Kenya and in Kingston, Jamaica.

Rev. Dr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion from McGill University, a Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology, and a Doctorate in Ethics and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He has taught at the joint Theological Schools of McGill University, the United Theological College of the West Indies, in Jamaica, and at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality.

He was awarded the DreamKEEPERS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Life Achievement Award for racial reconciliation, as well as the United Way Community Builder Award.

The Rev. Dr. Bailey continues to educate the public on a number of subjects including intercultural competence, social justice, anti-racism, Black History, and racial justice through workshops and lectures in churches, schools and federal government departments.