Supporting Parish Leaders Workshops

NOTE:  As a result of the rapidly evolving situation and concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus, the Diocese has made the decision to cancel all upcoming in-person events, including the Supporting Parish Leaders workshops.  Given the uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19, we want to act with the utmost caution.

Episcopal Areas hold half-day workshops for all parish leaders, especially those new to their positions. If you are a leader in your parish or thinking about becoming one, you are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop. The invitations are extended to churchwardens, deputy churchwardens, parish admins, treasurers, administrative staff and clergy.

The following workshops are cancelled:

  • York Scarborough
    March 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. Andrew, Scarborough.  
  • York-Simcoe
    April 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Margaret, Barrie.
  • Trent-Durham
    April 18, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas, Brooklin.
  • York-Credit Valley
    May 2, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. John the Baptist, Dixie.

This page will be updated when the workshops are rescheduled.

This year’s features include:

  • Three Portfolio Sessions – on Parish Finance, Property Management, and Parish Human Resources
  • Structured Breaks – allowing for networking opportunities
  • Calling Cards – participants are encouraged to bring their business card or fill in a blank calling card at the meeting to hand out. The idea behind this is to create a buddy system and informal “phone a friend” mentorship opportunities.

For more information, contact your Area Bishop’s Office.


The workshop materials will be posted on this page as they are finalized and will be complete no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. Please note that hardcopies will not be available at the Workshop. Participants should bring copies of whatever reference documents they wish to have on hand. A copy of each Presenter’s slides will be shown on an overhead projector. Please contact your Area Bishop’s Office for assistance if you are not able to access your own hardcopies.

March 28, 2020 * (York-Scarborough)
April 18, 2020 * (York-Simcoe and Trent Durham)
May 2, 2020 * (York-Credit Valley)
*These documents will be updated when more information becomes available.

Real Property Management
Parish Property Management Guide
Real Property Management Reference
Real Property Management Presentation

Insurance Reference
Insurance Presentation

Parish Finance
Parish Finance Manual
Parish Finance Reference
Parish Finance Presentation

Human Resources
Parish Human Resource Manual
Human Resources Reference
Human Resources Presentation
LegalConnex:  An included benefit for Ecclesiastical policyholders
HRAssist:  A value-added, included benefit for Ecclesiastical policyholders
Professional Assist:  Helping policyholders manage a healthy work environment

Other Resources
Parish Leaders’ Manual
The Constitution and Canons of the Diocese
Diocesan Centre Staff Directory
Diocesan Staff Organizational Chart
Diocesan Centre Organizational Chart