Rev. Canon Maurice P. Wilkinson of Toronto has been appointed associate secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches with headquarters here. A strong proponent of ecumenical social action, he has served the Anglican Church of Canada for the last seven years as general secretary of the department of Christian social services.
In his new post, effective August 1, Canon Wilkinson will assume special responsibilities in the field of social action in Canadian affairs. He will be associated with Rev. Dr. T.E. Floyd Honey, whose appointment as general secretary of the restructured Canadian Council of Churches was made some weeks ago.
Canon Wilkinson, 47, is well-known for his work on committees and boards of national organizations working for betterment of social conditions. He has been active in urban industrial work and was one of the organizers of the National Committee on Church and Industrial Society. He is also chairman of the board of the Canadian Urban Training Centre for Christian Service.
A native of Winnipeg, Canon Wilkinson received his B.A. from United Colleges, University of Manitoba, and graduated in theology from Wycliffe College, Toronto. He was ordained in 1948 and took his M.A. at the University of Manitoba two years later. He served with the Canadian armed forces for four years in the Second World War and retains a military connection as chaplain of the Governor-General's Horse Guards. He is married to the former Islay-Ruth Black of Winnipeg.