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Upcoming Events, Courses and Workshops

Emmanuel College supports its alumni/ae and local religious communities with a variety of continuing education programs. To receive our newsletter, e-mail

If you are interested in partnering with us on an event, please complete our Partnership Proposal Form and submit to All partnerships must support the Vision, Mission and Values of Emmanuel College and the core academic mission of Victoria University. Applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the event date.

JUL 29 - SEP 02 Body, Mind, & Spirit: Learn Skills for your Pandemic Coping Toolkit
JUL 29 - SEP 02 Body, Mind, & Spirit: Learn Skills for your Pandemic Coping Toolkit

July 29-September 02 (6 Wednesdays), 7-8:30 p.m. EDT, via Zoom

Registration Fees


[$175 (workshop fees, 6 sessions) + $22.75 (HST) + $6.25 (PayPal Fees)]

Emmanuel College Students / Alumni/ae / Seniors (65+)

[$87.50 (workshop fees, 6 sessions) + $11.38 (HST) + 3.12 (Eventbrite Fees)]

Workshop Details

This class offers six sessions, and practices, for releasing tension, dealing with your emotions, and bridging your sense of social isolation. We will spend two weeks on each of the body, mind and spirit modalities. You will practice each exercise for 20 minutes before reflecting on your experience with art or journaling. You will then have a chance to reconnect in the community regathering to talk about your “take-away” from the session.

We hope that by the end of the course you will have a broader range of tools to deal with emotions during this pandemic and the “new normal” that will emerge.

  • 2 body sessions: muscle relaxation & body love (reiki)
  • 2 mind sessions: peace meditation & anger journal
  • 2 spirit sessions: heartfelt gratitude & beauty’s joy (mindful appreciation)

Workshop Facilitator

Noelle Boughton, a frequent Broadview contributor and author of Margaret Laurence: A Gift of Grace, A Spiritual Biography, is also a spiritual director and workshop facilitator who’s learned the power of transformation. Join her to learn how you can increase your transformation skills, too, even in these unusual times.

Register via our online form.


AUG 14-15 Christian Left Conference
AUG 14-15  Christian Left Conference

What is the Christian Left?

Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Contexts, Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, and EDGE: A Network for Ministry Development are hosting the 2020 Christian Left Conference online.

Visit the conference's page for details and registration.

NOV 07 Lift up Your Hearts – Workshop of Leaders and Singers in Small Congregations
NOV 07   Lift up Your Hearts – Workshop of Leaders and Singers in Small Congregations

Generously sponsored by the Douglas C. Cowling Bursary of the Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada.

Cost: $25 - limited to 50 participants... register at

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Christina Labriola, a Mezzo soprano, choral conductor, pianist, and scholar, is ever interested in the interplay of music, beauty, and spirituality. She has earned a Doctorate in Theology (Regis College, 2018), Master of Sacred Music (Emmanuel College, 2013), Bachelor of Music with Honours (UToronto, 2010), and a Performer’s A.R.C.T. in Piano (Royal Conservatory of Music, 2012). Christina is active in Toronto as a cantor, choral conductor, teacher, singer, accompanist, and lecturer in a variety of church, academy, and community settings.
Peter Merrick holds a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Toronto, and the Master of Sacred Music from Emmanuel College; he is also a certified teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. He is currently Director of Music at Glenview Presbyterian Church, and a PhD student in Theological Studies at Emmanuel, where he also conducts the Toronto School of Theology Choir.
Saya Ojiri is a PhD student in Liturgical Studies at Emmanuel College of the Victoria University in the University of Toronto. She holds a Master of Sacred Music degree from Emmanuel College, a Master of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts (Christian Studies) from Rikkyo University, Tokyo. She has been serving internationally as a church musician and a lecturer in the United Church of Canada, the World Council of Churches, as well as in Japanese churches. She has composed several hymns and anthems, with some of these published by Hope Publishing Company. At present, she serves as the music director at Wesley Mimico United Church.
Michael Silhavy is the Senior Project Editor for GIA Publications, Inc. and has worked in parish, grade school, cathedral, university and diocesan settings. He deeply values the weekly experience of making music with a congregation and currently does so as Director of Music at St. Mary Church in Riverside, Illinois. He has also authored entries on American composers and authors for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology. Michael holds degrees in music education, theology and liturgical studies from DePaul University and Loyola University (both in Chicago), as well as St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. 
Kate Williams is the Senior Managing Editor at GIA Publications, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Music Composition degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois as well as a Masters of Arts in Liturgical Studies degree from Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago where it was her privilege to study as a distinguished Bernardin Scholar. She serves as workshop leader, consultant, and musician in the Archdiocese of Chicago and abroad, following a passion to serve in multicultural, multigenerational communities, while mentoring young voices and building bridges through music ministry.
DATE TBD Nazila Isgandarova Book Launch - POSTPONED TO FALL 2020
DATE TBD   Nazila Isgandarova Book Launch - POSTPONED TO FALL 2020


Islamic Spiritual and Religious Care, Nazila Isgandarova

Khalil Centre, 201 Consumers Rd #101, North York

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of the book, Islamic Spiritual and Religious Care, by Dr. Nazila Isgandarova, assistant professor (teaching stream) in Islamic Spiritual Care at Emmanuel College.

All are welcome! This event is free!

COVID-19 EC Community Updates for Emmanuel College Community

Up-to-date COVID-19 EC community updates for students, staff and faculty are available on the "Information for the EM Community" Quercus site.

Victoria University updates are available here.

Visit our Announcements about Fall Semester Classes page if you plan on enrolling in Fall 2020 courses.