11:45 AM (EDT):  Zoom Waiting Room Opens 15 minutes before start time

12:00 PM (EDT):  Conference Begins

Welcome & Announcements

  • Deacon Jean Ruttan-Yates (Diocese of Niagara, Master of Ceremonies)
  • Greetings from Deacon Canon Nancy Ford (President, Anglican Deacons Canada)

Opening Remarks from Bishop Susan Bell (Bishop of Niagara)

12:20 PM (EDT):  Worship Service 

  • led by Father Tom Vaughan (Chaplain to College of Deacons, Diocese of Niagara) 


1:00 PM (EDT): Keynote Address: Archbishop Linda Nicholls (Primate, Anglican Church of Canada)


Q & A

2:15 PM (EDT): Breakout Room #1

  • Participants will be randomly assigned to a breakout group
  • Discussion will focus on three key points taken from Archbishop Linda’s address

Return to large group for feedback (consolidation)

3:00 PM (EDT): Regional Clusters (Breakout Room #2)

  • Participants will be assigned to a regional cluster (breakout room) by region
  • Discussion Question: “How is our ministry of community engagement and worship being impacted by the pandemic?”

3:30 PM (EDT): Greetings from Ted Dodd, President, Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean 

3:40 PM (EDT): Contemplative Prayer

  • led by Canon Stuart Pike (Rector, St. Luke’s, Burlington)

4:00 (EDT): Closing and Dismissal - Deacon Jean Ruttan-Yates (Diocese of Niagara)