Vision, Mission and Values

Emmanuel College is the largest theological school associated with the United Church of Canada. Since its founding, Emmanuel has been integrally connected to both Victoria University and the University of Toronto.

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To be a leading theological school recognized for connecting academic excellence and global awareness to responsible public engagement.

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Informed by its Christian heritage, relationship with both church and university, and its Canadian, urban, and pluralistic location, Emmanuel College provides an education characterized by rigorous theological inquiry, contextual analysis, commitment to justice, and inclusive practice. 

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Left: Karen Hamilton at World Religions Summit 2010; Right: Mardi Tindale, former Moderator of the United Church of Canada, at World Religions Summit 2010.   


Emmanuel College values educational achievement and academic freedom, social and cultural diversity, ecumenical and interreligious relationships, the integration of the theoretical and the practical, analytical and transformational activities, excellence in teaching and research, spiritual and professional formation, and partnerships with communities focused on faith and education. 

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Top Left City of Toronto; Top Right four prominant women in ministry at Emmanuel; Bottom Left: Madinah Masjid, Toronto; Bottom Right Rev. Cindy Bourgeois graduating class 2010

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