Call for Nominations

The Chancellor, on behalf of the Nominations Committee, is calling for nominations to be sent to the Chancellor c/o the Secretary of Synod. Members of Synod may submit individual nominations, or a nomination may be submitted with the signatures of ten (10) members of the Synod.

Who is Eligible for Nomination?

Any priest or bishop in the Anglican Communion who is a minimum of 30 years of age, has been a priest for at least 7 years, and is in good standing in his/her diocese is eligible for nomination.

The candidate must not be deficient in training or learning, must not have used simony, collusion or improper means of election, must not be guilty of any crime or ecclesiastical offence as set out in Canon XVII of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, and must not have taught or held (within the previous 5 years) anything contrary to the doctrine or discipline of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Provincial Canon III, The Election and Resignation of a Bishop

Who can Nominate?

Any voting member of the Synod may nominate one priest or bishop, and each member of the Synod may submit only one nomination. The names of the first 10 nominators received by the Secretary of Synod will be made public when the slate of nominees is announced.  Each nominator must personally sign the nomination.  Nominators must be voting members of Synod on the date that the nomination is received by the Secretary of Synod.

In order for a nominee’s name to appear on the ballot, he or she must have ten (10) nominators.

How to Submit a Nomination?

Members of Synod may submit individual nominations (Individual Nomination Form), or a nomination may be submitted with the signature of ten (10) members of Synod (Group Nomination Form). Each nominator must personally sign the nomination.

Nominations may be submitted by:

  • Regular Mail:  Nominations Committee, c/o The Secretary of Synod, Diocese of Toronto,135 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
  • Fax: 416-363-7678
  • Email: pboisvert@toronto.anglican.ca

Nominations may be submitted to the Chancellor c/o the Secretary of Synod at any time up until the final ballot, but nominators may only nominate once.

Deadline to Receive Nominations

Nominations may be submitted to the Chancellor c/o the Secretary of Synod at any time up until the final ballot. Nominations received on or before April 13, 2018 are included in the Convening Circular posted on the Diocesan website.  Nominations received after this date may be included in a Supplementary Convening Circular at the discretion of the Nominations Committee.

Questions

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).