Indigenous Candidacy Board

Indigenous Candidacy Board

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Opening/Closing Date: 
December 2, 2019 to January 23, 2020

Indigenous Candidacy Board (5 vacancies)

The National Indigenous Council is seeking up to five additional members to serve on the Indigenous Candidacy Board, including graduates of the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre and its predecessors, Diaconal and Designated Lay Ministers, and lay people.

The candidacy boards are commissions of the Board of Vocation and will have the responsibilities outlined in the Candidacy Pathway including, but not limited to, naming candidates, terminating candidacy, and determining readiness for accreditation for ordination; and commissioning to the diaconal ministry and recognizing designated lay ministers.

In selecting members, the current National Indigenous Council will consider
• the need to ensure a balance of ministers—ordained, diaconal, and designated lay—and lay people who have the competencies required for the variety of responsibilities
• the need to reflect the diversity of the Indigenous Church across Canada, including geographically, urban and on/off-reserve ministries, and the LGBT2S+ community

The candidacy board is responsible for
a. approving an individual for candidacy
b. determining a person’s fitness and readiness for
- accreditation for ordination
- commissioning to the diaconal ministry, or
- recognition as a designated lay minister
c. overseeing the Candidacy Pathway process
d. terminating candidacy if required

It is important to note that the Indigenous Candidacy Board will determine how best to implement the Candidacy Pathway Policy for the Indigenous Church in keeping with the Calls to the Church.


For more information about this vacancy, please see the complete description, below.

Contact Information

To apply for this vacancy, please express interest or nominate someone.

All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please contact Member Engagement. Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.

For further information or assistance in expressing interest or nominating someone, please contact:

Member Engagement
The United Church of Canada
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Tel: 416-231-5931, ext. 2211
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-3781, ext. 2211
Fax: 416-231-3103 attn: Member Engagement
E-mail:  nominate [at]


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