“God now calls you to a special ministry of servanthood, directly under the authority of your bishop.” ─Ordination of a Deacon (BAS, p.655).

Deacons in the Diocese of Ontario are licensed to the Bishop who in discussion with the Deacon will deploy him/her to a parish or diocesan ministry.

The Advisor for Deacons along with the Bishop is responsible for oversight and support of all the deacons.

In addition to appointing an Advisor for Deacons, the Bishop has often also appointed an Education Advisor for Deacons who assists those in the formation process in preparation for ordination with their educational requirements.