The Church of England Deaconess and Missionary Training House was established in 1890 as a residential school to prepare women workers for Deaconess and missionary service. In 1947 the name was changed to the Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC). Anglican women from all over Canada came to Toronto to train for work in Christian Education in parishes, medical and teaching services overseas, Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools and reserves, Bishop's Messengers in western Canada, Sunday School by Post and Radio, youth and social work. The Woman's Auxiliary recruits were sent to the AWTC for missionary training for a year or less before being sent out. This was different from the three year diploma program offered to AWTC students.
In 1969, the AWTC merged with the United Church's Covenent College to become the Centre for Christian Studies using the former AWTC building on Charles Street, Toronto. In 1997, the building in Toronto was sold and a decision was made to discontinue the traditional residential program in favour of the community based program and to relocate the administrative offices to Winnipeg. In July, 1998, CCS officially moved.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, fundraising and insurance records, architectural plans and blueprints, minutes of meetings, Alumnae and student records, daybooks, financial and legal records, annual reports, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other printed materials, photographs, artifacts, and oral history interviews.
Fonds is arranged in 7 series:
Series 1: Committee on Deaconesses, 1890-1897.
Series 2: Administration Records of the Deaconess House and AWTC, 1893-1990.
Series 3: Committees, 1899-1973.
Series 4: Associations, 1896-1990.
Series 5: Printed and Miscellaneous Material, 1892-1998. Series 6: Anglican Women’s Training College: A Background Document. – 1893-1990.
Series 7: Photographs, 1900-1969.
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Spine title: A history of Trinity College, Toronto, 1852-1952.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The Founder of Trinity Colleg and those associated with him had certain ideals of education of which we need to be reminded from time to time. It is well also to recall how their successors sought to maintain those ideals in the changed conditions of later days. If these account of our history helps in an measure to prepare for the service the College should render in its second century it will have served a useful purpose". -- Preface.
Editorial Committee: Francis Herbert Cosgrave, Chairman; Philip Arthur Child; William Colgate; James Allenby Philip; Laila Cordelia Scott; Thomas Arthur Reed, General Editor. -- p. [iv].
Contents: Editorial Committee [Members] -- Dedication -- Preface / T.A.R. -- Illustrations -- The Founder -- The Preparation -- The Early Days: 1852-1867 -- Difficulties and Dangers: 1867-1881 -- Growth and Change: 1881-1894 -- The Federation Movement: 1894-1904 -- From Federation to Removal: 1904-1925 -- Trinity at Queen's Park: 1925-1952 -- St. Hilda's College -- Student Life Through the Years -- Trinity in Athletics -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Graduates who became Bishops -- The Fallen, 1914-1918 -- The Fallen, 1939-1945 -- The Arms of Trinity and St. Hilda's -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Names.