Black Anglicans of Canada Declaration
We as people of African Descent are commissioned and called to be ambassadors of reconciliation. We are called to create opportunities and space for courage building, healing, fellowship and empowerment. This special calling is both a reminder and a challenge to ourselves and to the whole church that we are no longer destined to just obey, suffer and witness; but to disrupt, heal and lead.
Anita Gittens, ODT
Ms Anita Gittens has been active in the Anglican Church for many years and in many capacities in the diocese and beyond. In her parish, she is presently People’s Warden. In the Diocese, she has served on Diocesan Council, Executive Committee, LEARN MORE
Lance Wilson, ODT
Lance Wilson, ODT, attends St John The Divine (Scarborough) Past Member of Synod and Past People’s Warden. Has served on the diocesan Reconfiguration Team, working with parishes to discern a way forward in times of transition and amalgamation. LEARN MORE
Br. Reginald Crenshaw, OHC
Br. Reginald Crenshaw, OHC is a member of the Order of the Holy Cross. He is one of the Diocese’s Congregational Development Volunteers, An and-racist trainer and activist, Spiritual Director and a leadership development consultant for the Diocese. LEARN MORE
Rev. Vernal Savage
Rev. Vernal Savage holds a Masters of Divinity (MDiv.) from the University of Toronto/Trinity College/ Toronto School of Theology. Masters In Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies LEARN MORE
Reverend Jacqueline Daley
The Reverend Jacqueline Daley was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Toronto in 2015. She currently serves part-time as priest-in-charge at St Margaret, New Toronto. Jacqueline is an African, Caribbean Canadian. LEARN MORE
Rev. Peter Fenty
The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty is the area bishop of the episcopal area of York.Simcoe. He was born In 1951 In Barbados and was ordained a priest there In 1975. He was the rector of three parishes in Barbados. LEARN MORE
Ms. Yvonne Murray
Yvonne Murray has been a member of the Parish Finance Advisory Committee (PFAC) of the Diocese over 13 years working as a volunteer providing support and guidance. LEARN MORE
Delores Lawrence, O.Ont, ODT
Entrepreneur, mentor and philanthropist, Delores is the President and CEO of Nursing & Homemakers Inc. and organization that provides nursing and home-care services to facilities, corporate. LEARN MORE
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We envision the Anglican Church of Canada as a faith community that values and respects the rich diversity of Black People who are empowered to enjoy equitable participation, representation and a sense of belongingness (inclusion) in the mission of Jesus Christ and in the full life of the Anglican Church.
Our mission is to increase the participation, representation, empowerment and belongingness of Black People in lay and ordained leadership roles in the full life of the Anglican Church of Canada, and to develop partnerships with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) and other oppressed peoples.
Working in solidarity with BLACKS, INDIGENEOUS AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOUR (BIPOC), the primary goals of Black Anglicans of Canada are:
To develop and promote a culture change in liturgy, policies and processes that will ensure the Black cultures, experience, history and lived experiences are reflected in the liturgy, leadership and the full life of the Diocese of Toronto and Anglican Church of Canada, including theological schools.
To support and enhance the ability of Blacks in lay and ordained leadership roles and staff to make meaningful decisions and to be heard at Diocesan office, Synod, in all parishes, Diocesan councils, boards, seminaries and committees of the Diocese of Toronto and Anglican church of Canada, in addition to our local and international Black communities.
To increase the active engagement of Blacks in lay and ordained leadership roles, and staff at Diocesan office, Synod, in all parishes, Diocesan councils, boards and committees of the Diocese of Toronto and Anglican church of Canada
To increase the number of Blacks in lay and ordained leadership roles, and as staff, at the Diocesan office, Synod, in all parishes, Diocesan councils, boards and committees of the Diocese of Toronto and Anglican Church of Canada