Diaconal Ministries Canada and NewGround (formerly Operation Manna) value the experience and expertise of their Partners.


An annual Ministry Networking Day provides an exciting forum for encouraging one another and sharing best practices.

Partner staff and volunteers, partner churches, as well as Diaconal Ministries' staff and NewGround Committee members have an opportunity to participate together in workshops such as:

  • measuring the effectiveness of a ministry;
  • how to begin a mentoring ministry;
  • recruiting volunteers;
  • board development;
  • FUNDRAISING!
  • and more

If you'd like to learn more about this event, contact us today!

"I am very grateful to NewGround and Diaconal Ministries for the support over the years. Early on, the support I received, especially at the Ministry Networking Days, really gave me the confidence I needed and validation that this work to the most marginalized is very important in the Kingdom work. Thanks again!"

Calvin Williams (MYHouse Director, partner since 2018)

Ministry Networking Day 2021

This year's Ministry Networking Day (MND) happened virtually on Thursday, June 24th.

We were excited to welcome Ms. Alida van Dijk, Certified Supervisor-Educator with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) AND is the Executive Director of the Community Counselling Centre of London in Ontario - one of our NewGround partners!

Alida's keynote address was on trauma, looking at how it can be transformed into growth and greater strength. Spiritual First Aid plays a critical role in facilitating growth following trauma.

Spiritual First Aid involves being present, providing support and being an empathetic witness--all key aspects of being human that we can offer in times of crisis, like the ongoing pandemic.

Find this year's resources in the menu below!

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