Prayer Places

The Postgraduate Office provides Programs with the dates for various religious holidays but it is the responsibility of the resident to discuss and make arrangements with their Program Director, many weeks in advance, for any time off for religious occasions.

View holidays for various faiths and religions.

Dalhousie University Multifaith Centre 
1321 Edward Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3H5


The Dalhousie Multifaith Centre has a team of eleven chaplains who represent eleven different faith communities, reflecting five of the world's major faiths. Most of the chaplains are scheduled with regular hours in the Multifaith Centre. Regular services are organized as follows:

  • Christian - A Roman Catholic mass is celebrated Tues-Friday at Noon at the St. Joseph's Newman Centre, 6345 Coburg Road.
  • Muslim - Islamic prayer is held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Student Union Building.

The Multifaith Prayer and Meditation Room is open from 9 am to 4 pm throughout the year and is available for individual and small group meditation, prayer, and worship. You may email a specific chaplain to determine an appointment time. Visit the Multifaith Centre website to get more information on worship and events on or near the Dalhousie campus.

Hospital Prayer Rooms Include:

Cape Breton: Contact Mary Jackson 902-567-8055 jacksonm@cbdha.nshealth.ca

Fredericton: Contact Debby Cougle 506-452-5701 debby.cougle@horizonnb.ca

Halifax Infirmary - Non-denominational Chapel

Moncton: Contact Irene Roy Knowles (506) 857-5660 irene.royknowles@horizonnb.ca

QEII Health Sciences Centre Prayer Room: Room 8040, Centennial Building, VG Site

Saint John: Contact Charlene Ross (506) 648-6370 charlene.ross@horizonnb.ca

Prince Edward Island: Non-Denominational Chapel (902) 894-2053  sbsteele@ihis.org

Halifax sites multi-faith chapels

Halifax Infirmary – Summer Street entrance 1st floor  and Victoria Site - located on Level 2 next to the cafeteria

These Multi-faith chapels were created to meet the spiritual need for faith communities to worship in their own traditions.  A design consideration to encompass all faith groups was taken into consideration at the planning stage and included input from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities.  There are no permanently fixed religious symbols and all furniture is movable.  The Multi-Faith Chapel is open on a 24-hour basis, with room off of the main worship space for private worship.  A regular interdenominational service is held every Sunday at 2:00 pm and on the first Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm.  A Muslim Prayer Room is located in the Victoria Site, beside the Chapel.