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Rick Prashaw

Rick Prashaw

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Rick Prashaw has had a diverse career as a journalist at the Vancouver Sun, Catholic priest in Northern Ontario, executive director of a national NGO ion healing justice, (The Church Council on Justice and Corrections in Canada), and political staff to three members of the Canadian Parliament. He is a winner of the National Ron Wiebe (Weeb) Restorative Justice Award. Rick lives in Ottawa where he writes, is a storyteller, and is active in advocacy for organ donation and equality for people who are transgender.

Prashaw was born in London, ON. and grew up in North Bay, ON. He has university degrees in Bachelor of Journalism Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa and Masters of Divinity from University of Western Ontario in London. He also studied theology in Rome at San Anselmo College.

His first memoir on his son’s gender identity journey is Soar, Adam, Soar, (Dundurn Press, 2019, selection of CBC Books, Ingram Press). His second book, Father Rick, Roamin’ Catholic, a faith memoir, was published by Friesen press in February 2022.

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Father Rick Roamin' Catholic. 2022, Friesen Press
Soar, Adam, Soar. 2019, Dundurn Press


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