Job Number: 43-47
Opening/Closing Date: February 3, 2021 to March 4, 2021
Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2021

Candidacy Board Mandate 

The Indigenous Candidacy Board is one of seven candidacy boards in the United Church. It is appointed by the National Indigenous Council to serve the Indigenous church. This is in response to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and in keeping with the Calls to the Church. 

The responsibilities of candidacy boards include naming candidates, terminating candidacy, and determining readiness for accreditation for commissioning to the diaconal ministry of education, service, and pastoral care; ordination to the ministry of Word, sacrament, and pastoral care; and recognition of designated lay ministry. They serve as commissions of the Board of Vocation. 

Skills and Experience 

We particularly encourage graduates of the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre or its predecessor theological schools to consider this nominations call, as well as diaconal and designated lay ministers and lay people with leadership experience in Indigenous communities. 

Members of candidacy boards will be members of the United Church who are able to commit the time required for this responsibility and are able to participate in video-conference or tele-conference meetings. 

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


To Express Interest

To apply for this volunteer opportunity, 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


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