Departments and staff at the Diocesan Centre serve the diocese in three ways:
- Providing support to the Bishop of Toronto and the College of Bishops for the leadership of the diocese as may be required by the bishop(s).
- Carrying out administrative and corporate functions that are required by good governance and good management, and as may be required by the Synod, Diocesan Council or the bishop(s).
- Providing services to parishes and other ministries carried out within the diocese as may be required and supported by the priorities set by Diocesan Council and agreed at Synod.
It is through the collective and mutually supportive effort of councils, boards, committees, the College of Bishops, staff and many volunteers that the priorities of the diocese are brought to life and the needs of the diocese are fulfilled.