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York-Credit Valley



York-Credit Valley

The York-Credit Valley Episcopal Area covers the southwestern part of the Diocese of Toronto and comprises more than 50 different parishes and ministries, organized into four deaneries. In addition to English, services in this diverse and multicultural area are held in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Malayalam, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. There are also congregations with Sudanese, Kenyan, Igbo and Ghanaian members.

The College of Bishops is sharing episcopal oversight of York-Credit Valley. You can contact the appropriate Bishop’s Administrative Assistant for assistance:

Bishop's Office
Diocesan Centre 135 Adelaide St. E. Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
Phone: Office Hours:
Area Administrative Assistant
Bishop's Email
Commissary to the Bishop

Liturgical Consultant:
the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson, OGS

Social Justice Officer:
the Rev. Claudette Taylor

Youth Ministry Coordinator:
Ms. Constance Kendall, ODT

Chaplain to Retired Clergy:
the Rev. Canon Jim Woolley
Please contact via the episcopal area office



York-Credit Valley Deaneries & Regional Deans

Etobicoke - Humber the Rev. Patrick McManus Phone 416-233-1125 Email
Mississauga the Rev. Susan Climo Phone 905-625-6650 Email
North Peel the Rev. Julie Meakin Phone 905-846-2347 Email
Parkdale - Toronto West the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson, OGS Phone 416-767-7491 Email

York-Credit Valley Area Council


The York-Credit Valley Area Council supports the mission and ministry of York-Credit Valley. Per Canon 44, the council advises the area bishop, providing suggestions on:

  • matters specific to York-Credit Valley
  • other matters referred to the council by the area bishop, Synod Council or Synod


The responsibilities of Area Council are to:

  • advise the area bishop on strategic planning matters
  • propose and recommend a budget for its operations
  • supervise and authorize the payment of funds from its budget, as authorized by Synod and Synod Council
  • develop and propose policy recommendations to Synod Council for its consideration
  • report on its activities to Synod Council at least annually
  • provide opportunities in the area for lay and clergy training events and other area gatherings
  • appoint youth and young adult members to Synod, as required by the Constitution
  • appoint or elect one member who’s also a member of Synod as a representative of the Area Council to Diocesan Council

Meeting dates

The YCV Area Council meets 6-10 times a year at churches throughout the area.  For 2022, there will be four meetings on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm, as follows:

  • Thursday, June 9, 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m.


Area Council must consist of a minimum of 10 members, including (but not restricted to):

  • the area bishop
  • the regional dean(s)
  • an elected clergy member
  • an elected lay member
  • appointed lay and clergy members

Elected members are limited to a maximum of three successive terms of two years each, following which they can’t be elected again for two years. Appointed members can serve without a term limit.

One member is appointed as chair by the area bishop. This position isn’t subject to a term limit.

Financial resources

The council’s budget is resourced directly from the diocesan budget. The area budget funds:

  • clergy and lay training
  • youth ministry
  • the chaplaincy for retired clergy in the area
  • discretionary expenses
  • specific work as agreed by the council

The budget also provides for area grant funding to York-Credit Valley parishes in the forms of Ministry Development, Parish Partnership and FaithWorks grants.

Current membership

  • Overseeing Bishop: the Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson
  • Regional Dean: the Rev. Susan Climo (chair)
  • Elected lay member: Ms. Jenni King Feheley
  • Elected clergy member: the Rev. Michael Stuchbery
  • Appointed members (lay and clergy):
    • Mrs. Anita Gittens, ODT
    • the Emeka Ichoku
    • the Rev. Robert Mitchell
    • Ms. Emily Moore
    • Mr. Joshua Moothedom
    • vacant

Elected members to Diocesan Council

Clergy (1)

  • the Rev. Johanna Pak, St. Mary Magdalene

Laity (2)

  • Heather MacGregor, ODT, St. Mary Magdalene
  • Dave Toycen, ODT, Trinity Church, Streetsville

Area Council representative at Diocesan Council

the Rev. Michael Stuchbery (St. Philip, Etobicoke)

Diocesan Bishop’s appointee to Diocesan Council

  • the Rev. Michelle Childs-Ward (St. George-on-the-Hill)

York-Credit Valley Grants

York-Credit Valley Area Council annually awards funding in two categories:

  • FaithWorks Grants to support parish and community outreach projects
  • Ministry Development Grants for new ministry programs related to one of the two focus areas:
    • Evangelism
    • Children & youth ministry

For 2021, Area Council continues to prioritize these two focus areas, with a particular highlight on social media as an area that Council would be very favourable towards. Such grant applications would fall under the Evangelism priority.

Area Council grant awards are capped at $2,000.

How to apply

Download both the Grant Application Guidance and the Grant Application Form and complete the latter fully, following the instructions. The application form is the same for each of the above categories of Area Council funding. You need to use this form to make an application.

Submit the completed and signed application form, together with any supporting information, to the Bishop’s Office by email as PDF. If your application is incomplete, we’ll return it to you so you can re-submit it by the application deadline. The Area Council receives grant applications in March/April and October/November.

The next submission deadline will be in September 30, 2022

Area grant feedback

If your project receives funding, you’ll need to submit a written report to Area Council (care of the Bishop’s Office) within 12 months of receiving the grant.

Download and use the York-Credit Valley Area Grant Feedback Report Form to shape your report.

Note: If your parish or organization has previously received a grant, we can’t consider any further grants until we’ve received and reviewed your feedback.

Other funding opportunities

To learn about other diocesan funding opportunities, visit the Grants and Funding page.

York-Credit Valley Resources

Pastoral letters

Episcopal visits

For questions about York-Credit Valley episcopal visits or to request a visit, contact the assistant of the bishop responsible for your deanery:

Vacant incumbencies

For the most recent list of vacant incumbencies across the Diocese, see Clergy in Motion.

Clergy from outside the diocese, with the permission of their bishop, may apply through Canon Mary Conliffe, the Diocesan Executive Assistant. They will be asked to provide a letter from their bishop confirming that they have his or her permission to apply.

BY BISHOP’S DIRECT APPOINTMENT (Bishop receiving names):

Phase One – PSC Being Formed (not yet receiving names)

Phase Two – Parish Profile Published (Bishop receiving names)
Phase Three – PSC Interviewing Candidates (no longer receiving names)

Youth and children’s ministry

Etobicoke - Humber

Address: 31 St. Phillip's Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9P 2N7
Fax: 416-244-5548
Address: 2259 Jane St., Toronto, ON M3M 1A6
Fax: 416-248-5415
Address: 2182 Kipling Ave., Toronto, ON M9W 4K9
Fax: 416-743-9810
Address: 2981 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON M6B 3T4
Fax: 416-782-1219
Address: 256 Sheldon Ave., Toronto, ON M8W 4X8
Fax: 416-503-8299


Address: 1051 Eglinton Ave. West, Mississauga, ON L5V 2W3
Fax: 905-812-2939
Address: 1516 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga, ON L5J 2W9
Fax: 905-822-2372
Address: 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W7
Fax: 905-821-1916
Address: 69 Queen St. S., Mississauga, ON L5M 1K5
Fax: 905-826-8715
Address: 2055 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON L5A 2E6
Fax: 905-279-2305
Address: 1170 Tynegrove Rd., Mississauga, ON L4W 3B2

North Peel

Address: 6025 Old Church Road, Caledon East, ON L7C 1H8
Fax: 905-584-9635

Parkdale - Toronto West

Address: 1149 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M6N 3S3
Parish: St. Chad,
Address: 1695 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON M6E 3N9
Fax: 416-652-1794
Address: 197 John St., Toronto, ON M5T 1X6
Fax: 416-598-5100