Colin Johnson re-elected Archbishop of Ontario

The Archbishop of Toronto, the Most Rev. Colin Johnson has been re-elected to a second six year term as Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario at the Provincial Synod, held at St. Paul, Bloor Street on Oct. 14-16. Archbishop Johnson told his diocesan newspaper the work of Synod for next three years would focus on “theological education and vocations, advocacy with the provincial government, and developing cooperation between the seven dioceses that make up the ecclesiastical province,” (Algoma, Huron, Moosonee, Niagara, Ottawa, Ontario and Toronto.) The Province of Ontario is home to over half of Canada’s Anglican population. “We’re in very good shape,” the archbishop said. “The seven dioceses that comprise the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario are all strong. In a sense, it’s the engine of the Canadian church.” He noted that “In terms of advocacy, we’ll continue to work in the areas of poverty and homelessness. We are big providers of services to those who are poor. We’re significant stakeholders in the conversation, so we’ll bring our expertise to the table with the government.”

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