Milton Orris

Milton Orris has had a variety of careers, many of them related to aspects of the Unitarian Community. His background includes journalism, Director of Camp Easter Seal Saskatchewan, Sociology Professor in Regina, Dean of Health and Social Services in London, Ontario as well as the Dean of Continuing Education at Ryerson University, and the first Director of Graduate Studies in Health Administration at the University of Toronto.

His first Unitarian connection was in Saskatoon. There he became a member and was very involved in providing services to the developing congregation. He later became involved in Regina then London, Ontario. His longest connections were with the First Unitarian and the Neighbourhood Unitarian congregations in Toronto. He recently moved to British Columbia and became a member of Kelowna Unitarians. He also supports Nelson Unitarian, where they are starting a new congregation.

Milton was a Lay Chaplain for several years performing ceremonies in Toronto and many other Ontario locations. He has also performed ceremonies in the Okanagan, and overseas. He was a chair of the Unitarian Intern Committee at First Unitarian, and a chair of Unicamp in Ontario. Other related activities include membership on the National Board for the Dying with Dignity program and the development of a major program on Loss, Grief and Growth for students and children undergoing serious losses.

His passion for the Unitarian Community has strongly focused on development of the youth in our communities and the growing multi-cultural presence. Within the vibrant BC community, it is a personal commitment to keep our congregations growing while being a positive CUC Board presence.