•  is baptised and a communicant member of the Anglican Church of Canada

  • is an active member of the worshipping community for a minimum of one year and has a significant level of maturity and stability

  • who demonstrates some ability to care for people, both individuals and in groups

  • has high moral and ethical standards

  • has the support of his/her spouse, fiance(e) or partner, if applicable

  • has a good reputation in the community and in the Parish

  • has the recommendation of her/his parish and Incumbent

  • has a mature spirituality and disciplined prayer life

  • has demonstrated some time of diakonia, particularly in the area of community work and/or social advocacy

  • has an understanding of the diaconate and of diaconal ministry

  • has an understanding of Baptismal ministry

  • has the potential for leadership

  • has a personal support system in place or a commitment to form one

  • is committed to the discernment process and has the time and resources necessary for the education requirement

  • is committed to, and has the capacity for, the training and education involved in the process

  • will have the time and resources necessary to carry out diaconal ministry

  • can articulate a sense of call

  • must provide the Diocese with a criminal record check