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Parish Leaders Workshops

We typically hold a series of workshops in the spring for parish leaders. All parish leaders are invited to attend, including churchwardens, deputy churchwardens, parish admins, treasurers, administrative staff and clergy. You’ll particularly want to come if you’re new to your position.

What to expect

These two-hour workshops aim to meet these objectives:

  • review parish governance in critical areas of knowledge
  • increase your understanding and overall comfort level to support you in your position
  • let you meet key diocesan staff virtually
  • in small groups, analyze a case study and provide input
  • learn when and how you can access resources available to you
  • answer any questions you might have

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Our workshops for 2022 have already happened, but take a look at the toolkit below for the resources we shared.


Print copies of whatever reference documents you want to have on hand. The presentation will be displayed on the screen.


Case Studies


Real property management and insurance

Human Resources


Stewardship Development

Five ways to Kickstart Parish Financial Stewardship

Acknowledgement form

All churchwardens need to have a completed, signed acknowledgement form on file. You need to initial beside statements acknowledging that you’ve received basic orientation in parish finance, real property management, human resources and the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy. You complete this orientation by attending an online or in-person workshop or by reviewing the materials posted on the diocesan website.

Acknowledgement form for churchwardens

Return your form to:

York-Credit Valley:





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