Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada

Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada
Associaton anglicane des diacres au Canada
P.O. Box 400, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

History of AADC

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History of the Anglican Association of Deacons

  • We wanted a national organization that would give a voice to deacons from across Canada.
  • The Deo Gratias Conference authorized the steering committee from the conference, along with a few others to initiate conversations and to build a national organization
  • 2001 - 2002, the planning group met by conference call, developed a constitution and began to identify a purpose and priorities for theAssociation.
  • A letter went to deacons in every Diocese, inviting them to nominate candidates for the Board of Directors.
  • June 2002, the steering committee met within a meeting of DOTAC (DIAKONIA of the Americas and Caribbean) in Winnipeg.
  • There they put the final touches on the Constitution, named the members of the Board, set fees for membership, wrote job descriptions and looked at priorities for the new organization.
  • Priorities included beginning the dialogue about educational standards for Diaconal training in Canada, advocacy for the restoration of the Diaconate in Canada, and beginning the dialogue about national standards for formation and training.