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
"Edited by Gerald H. Anderson, James M. Phillips, Robert T. Coote".
"This edition first published 1991 jointly by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. ... and Overseas Ministries Study Center". -- p. 2.
"At the 'International Bulletin of Missionary Research' we have taken this occasion to focus attention on the current status and strategy of the Christian world mission, and to assess contemporary trends and issues, in a series of essays on 'Mission in the 1990's' that first appeared in our journal during 1989 and 1990. These articles attracted such interest and attention that we have decided to make them available to a wider public. They are published here in the order in which they first appeared in the 'Bulletin'." -- Foreword.
Collection of seventeen essays by international mission leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Foreword printed on inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword / Gerald H. Anderson -- The Evangelicals: Unwavering Commitment, Troublesome Divisions / Arthur F. Glasser -- The Church as Servant of the Coming Kingdom / Michael Amaladoss -- Challenges and Hindrances to the Unfinished Task / Johannes Verkuyl -- Mission Tomorrow: Nothing Will Be Easy / Anna Marie Aagaard -- The Christian Message Versus "Modern" Culture / Lesslie Newbigin -- Mission in Service of God's Reign / Barbara Hendricks -- Toward the Globalization and Integrity of Mission / C. Rene Padilla -- The Role of the People of God in the Divine Enterprise / Desmond M. Tutu -- Rediscovering the Biblical Worldview for Effective Mission / Neuza Itioka -- The Pillars of Mission in Asia / C.G. Arevalo -- Holistic Mission, from an Orthodox Perspective / Bishop Anastasios -- Fifteen Changes for Tomorrow's Mission / Ralph D. Winter -- The Poor: Starting Point for Mission / Mary Motte -- The "Old, Old Story" and Contemporary Crises / Emilio Castro -- Toward a New Paradigm of Mission / David J. Bosch -- The Pentecostal/Charismatic Contribution to World Evangelization / L. Grant McClung, Jr. -- The Status of the Christian World Mission in the 1990s / David B. Barrett -- Christian Mission and Religious Pluralism: A Selected Bibliography of 175 Books in English, 1970-1990 / Gerald H. Anderson -- 150 Outstanding Books for Mission Studies / Editors, International Bulletin of Missionary Research.