Arthur Turner Training School
The school was established in Pangnirtung in 1970 to serve the people of the Diocese of the Arctic, particularly the Dene and Inuit whose culture has experienced rapid change since the 1950s. The school is currently in transition, having closed its Pangnirtung location. It currently offers courses for ordinands and layreaders at various locations in the Arctic. A residential program in Iqaluit is planned for 2016.
For more information, contact Bishop Darren McCartney at (867) 979-6307.
Vancouver School of Theology—Indigenous Studies Centre
The Indigenous Studies Centre at VST offers a M.Div. by Extension Program – the only degree program for persons engaged in ministry in First Nations communities that is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in Canada and the United States. The program includes students from the Anglican, Presbyterian, and United Churches in Canada and several denominations in the United States.
The James Settee College for Ministry
Prince Albert, Sask.
The James Settee College was founded in 1997, the latest in a series of ventures in ordination training in the Diocese of Saskatchewan. It offers training for clergy, postulants, and lay readers. The College gathers students two or three times a year for a weeklong session in Prince Albert, or at Camp Okema. During each session, students have 25 hours of class time for one of the three courses offered. They also meet together for 6 hours of Pastoral Leadership where they learn and discuss practical matters of ministry in their communities from their Bishops and other experts in a variety of fields. In addition, students have the option of attending two-week courses at Wycliffe College in Toronto. There are also a choice of 14 correspondence courses available to be taken between residential sessions, typically requiring three or four months of work.
Henry Budd College for Ministry
The Pas, MB
Henry Budd College for Ministry is an academic institution of the Diocese of Brandon, Anglican Church of Canada. Its purpose is to equip persons (primarily but not exclusively First Nation and Métis) for ministry in the Church and service in their communities.
Dr. William Winter School for Ministry
Kingfisher Lake, Ont.
The Dr. William Winter School is part of the long-term vision of First Nations Anglicans in Northern Ontario and Manitoba for their own self-determination within the Anglican Church of Canada. Building on a thirty year history of Indigenous peoples’ training for ministry in the Diocese of Keewatin, over 70 people have participated in the Diploma in Indigenous Anglican Theology program since its inception in 2003-04.
Meeting at the Mission House built for this purpose by the people of Kingfisher Lake, Ont. and in the summer at Big Beaver Bible Camp, students and their families come together from all over the north for intensive 14 hour a day training sessions. Drawing faculty from the College of Emmanuel and St Chad, and colleges in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and elsewhere, students complete 900 hours of contact time (as much as a typical three year MDiv program) and between sessions do practicum work in their home and neighbouring communities.