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First Name Rick
Last Name Prashaw
Member Since September 28, 2018
Email rprashaw@gmail.com
City Ottawa
State ON
Country Canada
Company Rick Prashaw Author
Branch Affiliation National Capital Region
Website www.rickprashaw.com
Blog www.rickprashaw.com/blog
Twitter @RickPrashaw
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Bio Rick Prashaw is a writer, storyteller, and public speaker whose diverse career has thrived in journalism, Roman Catholic priesthood, national non-government organization (NGO) leadership, and federal political staff. He has worked for The Vancouver Sun, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, the national ecumenical Church Council on Justice and Corrections, and, most recently, for three federal New Democratic Party Members of Parliament. Rick is passionate about social justice, trans human rights, organ donor advocation, his Toronto Blue Jays, Ottawa Sens, curling, and lab dog, Dallas At the Church Council NGO, advocates for a healing justice after crime, Prashaw served as executive director and co-authored two books. He is the co-winner of the 1999 national Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award, awarded to an individual who models restorative justice principles in the service of justice and peace. Prashaw ran for the NDP in the 2004 federal election in the Ottawa riding of Carleton Mississippi Mills. His three legislative assistant jobs for Members of Parliament include championing campaigns for legislation on poverty elimination (Sault Ste. Marie MP Tony Martin, 2004-2008) and a national dementia strategy (Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle, 2011-2015). Prashaw received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) at Carleton University in Ottawa and a Masters of Divinity at the University of Western Ontario. He also studied at San Anselmo College in Rome. Prashaw is proudest of being Adam’s dad. It has nurtured new advocacy work for transgender rights and organ donation. Prashaw lives in Ottawa.
Publications Soar, Adam, Soar, Dundurn Press, Feb. 2019 Soar, Adam, Soar Audiobook, Tantor Media, 2021 Father Rick, Roamin' Catholic, Friesen Press, Dec. 2021 "What Are We Going To Do, Emily?", Twenty in Eighteen, 2018 Anthology, Ottawa Independent Writers Satisfying Justice (1996), A Compendium of Initiatives, Programs and Legislative Measures, story based. Lorraine Berzins, Rick Prashaw, Jamie Scott, Correctional Service of Canada Community and Personal Safety Churches providing leadership for education and action(1997) Rick Prashaw, Lorraine Berzins A Conversation at the Well, a play, The Church Council on Justice and Corrections, Making Waves, An ecumenical feminist journal Vol 2:2, Winter 2001-02 What Are We Going To Do, Emily?” Ottawa Independent Writers 2018 Anthology of short stories Making Waves, An ecumenical feminist journal, Vol
Other Memberships Ottawa Independent Writers
Awards Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award 1999
Genres Academic, Biography & Memoir, Childrens Books, e-Book, Educational, Erotica, Freelance, Gay & Lesbian, Health, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Parenting, Playwriting, Poetry, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Self Help, Speculative, Technical
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Ghostwriting, Storytelling, Translation