Hope has a Name – 58th National Prayer Breakfast

The National Prayer Breakfast was founded in 1964 as the first national prayer breakfast in the world. The annual event is held under the auspices of the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons on behalf of the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group. This allows our elected officials to gather together with men and women from different backgrounds to pray and connect through our shared faith. This year’s theme is Hope has a Name.

The gathering is Christ-centered and unites leaders in our nation’s capital in order to pray together for national leaders, our brave men and women in uniform and our fellow Canadians. Its purpose is to come together collectively to honour and continue to hold to our Christian heritage. 

Shaila Visser

Global Senior Vice-President for Alpha International and National Director of Alpha Canada

In her role with Alpha Canada, Shaila Visser leads a team that serves over 2000 churches and organizations and more than 30,000 volunteers across the country helping to create spaces for people to ask life’s big questions. Shaila is the Executive Producer of two Alpha Film Series which hav been viewed by over 7 million people around the world. She serves on the Board of the Damascus Road Foundation and the Board of Regent College.

Shaila is passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders. A gifted communicator, she is known for her strategic leadership and her ability to bring people together and to help many discover a firm foundation in life. Read her full bio.