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
Photo consists of four white people and four First Nations men in two canoes. The First Nations men are Louis and Robert MacGillivray, Henry Wilson and Henry Bloomfield.
Besides Archdeacon MacKay, the other white people are incorrectly identified. See below. Miss Kate E. Halson is travelling in Archdeacon Mackay's canoe. Canon and Mrs. E.K. Matheson are in the other canoe.
Same photo as P7565-126, but people identified as Mrs. Matheson, the Rev. Canon E.K Matheson, Archdeacon J.A. Mackay, and Miss Halson. The photograph has been published using these names and verified in W.A. Letter Leaflet that the Dorcas Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Kate E. Halson did make the trip from The Pas, MB to Lac La Ronge, SK by canoe in 1920.
Photo consists of twenty-one women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell. Includes J. Munro, A. Turner, V. Smith, M. Jones [IRS], G. Morton, F. Hawkins [Japan], M. Naisbett, Mrs. Pettit, E. Jay, Mrs. Mann, K.L. Sprackett, H.M. Emery, T.A. Connell, M.J. Macrae [IRS], E. Horner, A. Reynolds [IRS], W. Pearce, M. Jackson, G. Booey [IRS], E. Gilmour [IRS], M. Spencer.
Photo consists of eighteen women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell. Includes E. McCormak, E. Moore [IRS RS0111], A. Tozer, K. Butcher [Japan], M. Naisbett [China], M. Jones [IRS], E. Horner, H.M. Emery, T.M. Connell, Mrs. Comber, Miss Mellor, Mrs. P. Pettit, M. Jackson, G. Morton, K.L. Sprackett, M.J. Macrae [IRS], W. Pearce, B. Brown [IRS].
Photo consists of eighteen women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell. Includes Miss Luck, Johnson, Collier, M. Bernard, E. King, Mrs. McLean, I. Leake, M. Bertie, W. Black, H. Horobin [Japan], M. Sholler, H. Emery, Mrs. Pope, T.A. Connell, K. Sprackett, M. Macrae [IRS], E. Horner, H. Boyd, A. Tozer, K. Butcher [Japan], Mrs. Pettit, D. Smart [IRS].
Photo consists of twenty-three women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell. Women on the bottom right of photo is glued in and head is missing.
(BACK ROW: Miss Johnson, Collier, M. Shatter, Mandley, Kathleen Butcher [Japan], H. Boyd, Howard, I. Leake, Harris, M. Bernard, H. Horobin. MIDDLE ROW: Mrs. McLean, Misses Ridley, Harriet Emery, Thomasina A. Connell, M. Macrae [IRS], K. Sprackett, E. King. FRONT ROW: Misses A. Tozer, L. Brown, W. Black, I. Jones, Marjorie Bertie)
Photo consists of twenty women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell.
(BACK ROW: F. Lea, F. Shaw, Marie Foerstel. MIDDLE ROW STANDING: T. Bamford, W. Black, I. Jones, H. Boyd, A. Ripley [IRS], L. Kidd, H. Burgess, A. Jackson MIDDLE SITTING: H. Johnson, J. Knowles, H. Emery, T. A. Connell, M.J. Macrae [IRS], M.M. Connell, V. Handley. FRONT: D. Miller, W. Drayson.)
Photo consists of twenty-two women, including the Principal, Miss. T.A. Connell.
(BACK ROW: O. Balderston [India], O. Ashton [Africa], A. Ripley [IRS], F. Shaw, E. Donoghue [IRS]. MIDDLE ROW STANDING: V. Elliott, H. Burgess, M. Foerstel [Japan], B. Spinney [IRS], T. Bamford [China], L. Kidd, D. Miller, A. Jackson. MIDDLE ROW SITTING: I. Jones, H.M. Emery, J.M. Knowles, T.A. Connell, K.L. Sprackett, H.N. Johnson, M. Bertie. FRONT: F. Lea, M. Nattress [India])