History of Anglican Deacons Canada

By the early 1980's the Order of Deacons was restored as a distinct and permanent order of ministry in a number of dioceses in Canada and the US.  Deacons from both churches determined it would be beneficial to found an organization to support the continued restoration of the Order.  In 1986 the National Association for Anglican Deacons (NAAD) was formed, and established channels of communication and a pattern of triennial conferences.

By 2005 it became desirable for the international association to split into two - each component representing its national church.  The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada was founded in 2008 and represents deacons in the Anglican Church of Canada.  In the US, NAAD was renamed as the Association for Episcopal Deacons.

Both associations cooperate closely, share board members and invite the membership of each organization to attend their conferences and subscribe to their publications.

The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada uses Anglican Deacons Canada as its operating name and brand.  The logo represents a cross formed of Pentecostal fire, placed on  Canadian maple leaves and overlaid with a deacon's stole.