Due to the current Covid-19 global crisis, we have begun to lead online webinars and events that will address your current realities.

Diaconal Ministries Canada is working hard with our partners to assist and equip deacons and churches in these unprecedented times. PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE for access to our past webinars, as well as practical tools, tips, and ideas. 

If you have any comments, questions, ideas or concerns, please contact our office at or 1-800-730-3490 x4304.

Diaconal Ministries Canada provides and promotes conferences and events designed to equip deacons in the work they do: to spark new thinking and ideas and offer opportunities to network and engage with other ministry leaders.

See a listing of upcoming events below.

The Story of Plastic

CRC Climate Witness Project Film

As people of faith we know we are called to care for the earth. Our world is in crisis yet Christians are a people of hope.

Don’t miss the free screening of “The Story of Plastic.” Watch it whenever you’d like in your own home (for the next 2 weeks) and then select from our different discussion groups to discuss the film and ways we can care for creation as believers!

Click HERE for more information.

Join us to consider the film, lament the devastation we have wrought, and take positive action.

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Stewardship Virtual Bible Study

Based on the book: "What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You"

*Wednesdays at 8pm EDT, July 15 to August 12, 2020

For this study, we will be using the book "What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You".

"Our tendency is to think of stewardship primarily in financial terms—'What do I owe?'—but money is only one of the gifts God gives us to manage. Discover how we can use the gift of time, the gift of the creation itself, and the gift of God's grace to say thank you to God."

You can access and read the book online for FREE here, or order it from Faith Alive at the same link. There are 5 very short readings to be completed each week before the group study, so if you plan to join us please take a look soon!

To register, please email Karla Winham at with your full name and the name of your church. A Zoom link will be sent out to all registrants a day in advance.

Let us support your church as we look together at our amazing role as God's stewards!

Eastern Canada Day of Encouragement (Brockville, ON)

*NEW DATE!* Saturday, October 31, 2020

An annual workshop to inspire deacons and ministry leaders in their personal faith walk AND in the work that they do for God's Kingdom.

Unfortunately, we will have to cancel the Day of Encouragement, which was originally scheduled for April 4,2020, in Brockville. We had such an excellent program planned so the Planning Team has decided to postpone the day until the provisional date of October 31, 2020.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned as details become available!

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Days of Encouragement

Days of Encouragement (DOEs) are held annually in many regions across Canada.

Participants worship together, share ministry stories, and learn from each other.

These events are typically tailored to the ministry of deacons, but can also be helpful and insightful for elders, caregivers, pastors, as well as any other persons who would like to be encouraged and equipped for ministry. DOEs are a wonderful way for ministry leaders to encourage one another and network, reminding everyone that you are not alone!

Are you hosting a DOE in your area?

Let us know using the form above.

"Helping Without Harming" Workshop

“When relief is merely a bandaid that alleviates the symptoms of poverty but fails to address the root causes, then it is illegitimate. Such assistance merely helps people to manage their poverty rather than to escape from it.” (Establishing a Church-based Welfare-to-Work Mentoring Ministry, by Amy Sherman)

This workshop trains and equips churches and organizations to address poverty and injustice both locally and globally.

Find out more HERE and check our Events page regularly to find a workshop near you.

Why not plan your own workshop? Our team will help with promotion, planning and logistics. Contact us today...

Telephone: (905) 336-2920
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