Dioceses in the Province of Canada
Canons of the Province of Canada
The Anglican Church of Canada
L’Église Anglicane du Canada
The Province of Canada
Constitution and Canons
This page includes the Constitution, Canons and Policy Documents of the
Province of Canada.
The constitutional documents of the province include:
- Acts of the Legislature of the Province of Canada
in 1857 and 1858 and Acts
of the Parliament of Canada in 1870 and 1871 authorizing the creation
of the Provincial Synod and its extension to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick;
- Revised Letters Patent issued to
the first Metropolitan Bishop on February 12, 1862;
- The Declaration of Principles adopted in 1861;
- The Constitution;
- The Rules of Order; and
- The Canons:
- Canon 1 -
The Ecclesiastical Province of Canada and its Dioceses
- Canon 2 -
The Election, Office and Work of the Metropolitan Bishop
Rules of Procedure for an Electoral College Convened by Telecommunications
(repealed by Provincial Council 2002, but retained on this site for information purposes)
- Canon 3 -
The Election, Appointment, Consecration and Resignation of Bishops
- Canon 4 -
The Licensing of Clergy
- Canon 5 -
Discipline and the Court of Appeal
- Canon 6 -
Canons of the General Synod
Provincial Canons are also available in PDF format for Acrobat Reader.
Updated to reflect changes adopted at Provincial Synod 2009.
Sexual Misconduct Policy,
amended by Provincial Council 24 September, 2005, is also available in PDF format.
Note that the charts in appendices A and B may not appear readable on-screen, but
should print properly.
adopted by Provincial Council 24 September, 2005, is also available in PDF format.
Note: these texts are provided for information purposes only.
While every effort has been made to ensure that these texts are accurate, in the event of
any discrepancy between this version and the official printed version, the latter shall