Wellspring Cultural Foundation is a charitable organization that primarily provides the facilities and financial support for apostolic and spiritual programs and activities. These include Ernescliff College and Lyncroft Hospitality Training Centre.
WCF supports and promotes the development of people by sponsoring activities that teach and equip them to grow in virtue through their studies, work, family life, spiritual life and social undertakings. The activities that Wellspring sponsors are inspired by the message of the Opus Dei Prelature.
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Help people grow in holiness by giving Wellspring the means to help them increase in virtue and transform their lives.

There are many stories of men and women who, through contact with the spirit of Opus Dei, have decided to pursue their faith seriously after many years of indifference. Men and women who renew their struggle to be better husbands, wives, fathers and mothers by attempting to live the virtues in a more heroic manner.

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Programs and Activities that we support


Spiritual Direction, Confession, Monthly Recollections, Retreats, and Doctrine Classes.​

Ernescliff College

Ernescliff College is an independent student residence on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

Lyncroft Hospitality Training Centre

Lyncroft provides the hospitality services for Ernescliff College, a residence located on campus at the University of Toronto. Lyncroft's range of professional services include meals, laundry, and housekeeping.

Wilson Heights

Wilson Heights is a center for Opus Dei with Spiritual Direction, Confessions, Recollections and other spiritual activities.

Ernescliff College

Ernescliff College is a student residence for men located on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus. Through its formational activities, Ernescliff College offers its residents numerous opportunities to excel academically and develop personally during their university years.

Ernescliff College was inaugurated in 1994. Since then, it has assisted the formation of a large number of high school and university students, as well as other young men, who frequent its activities.

Ernescliff combines a family spirit with an atmosphere of serious study. It is a place where young men can aspire to become virtuous leaders, prepare themselves to serve others and shape society through their profession. Most importantly, its family atmosphere has helped turn Ernescliff into a place that these young men can call home. More information can be found at http://www.ernescliff.ca/

Lyncroft Hospitality Training Centre

Lyncroft provides the hospitality services for Ernescliff College, a residence located on campus at the University of Toronto. Lyncroft’s range of professional services include meals, laundry, and housekeeping.

Lyncroft provides the opportunities to develop skills, share ideas related to homemaking, and is committed to equip those that participate in their hospitality training activities with skills that are valued at home and in the hospitality industry, as well as a sense of professionalism necessary in any work place.

Activities of a spiritual nature are entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church.

For further information on each of these programs, please visit http://www.lyncroft.ca

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

The Holy See has communicated that Pope Francis – accepting the petition made by the Prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz – has decreed that Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri will be beatified in Madrid on Saturday 18 May 2019.

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Spiritual Activities

What is Opus Dei?

A brief video about the message and purpose of Opus Dei.

Spiritual Direction and Confession

Spiritual direction has been a long-standing practice within the Catholic Church. The priests of  Opus Dei make themselves available for this important means for growth in holiness. To make an appointment with a priest, please contact Ernescliff College at 416-979-5949.


Retreats are available for either women or men, conducted by priests of Opus Dei. They provide the necessary opportunity to reflect on one’s everyday occupations, family life and relationships with others in light of the basic truths of the Catholic faith. Each full day of the retreat includes Holy Mass, several conferences or classes, and recitation of the rosary. The priest conducting the retreat is available for confession. There is also opportunity for personal spiritual direction with a lay person or with the priest. The schedule may be viewed at www.cedarcrestcc.ca.

Monthly Recollections

Periods of Recollection are conducted each month in a number of locations across southern Ontario. Their purpose is to provide time for reflection in light of our Catholic baptismal vocation, and help us to make our faith the guiding principle behind our daily conduct. To view or download the recollection flyer go to  2020 Recollection Flyer.

Doctrine Classes

Doctrine classes are offered by the faithful of Opus Dei to people of all ages, both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. They usually last 30-45 minutes and cover many points of the Catholic faith. At the end of each session, there is time for questions and answers. Please contact Anthony Schratz (ans@ernescliff.ca or 416-979-5949 ext. 202) for more details.

Family Catechism

The purpose of Family Catechism is to join together to carry out the common task of family faith formation in a welcoming environment to build up a community of strengthened families. Visit the following site for more information: Family Catechism.

Our Team


 Wellspring Cultural Foundation is committed to providing a safe environment for all the participants in our activities and programs.
If you have a question about our safety policies, or have a particular safety issue that you would like to bring to our attention, please contact our Safety Team at wellspringcf.ca@gmail.com. If you do not feel comfortable speaking with a member of the Wellspring Cultural Foundation team, you can contact your local police or child protective services. If a minor is at risk, call 911.