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Upcoming Events, Courses and Workshops

Emmanuel College supports its alumni/ae and local religious communities by offering a variety of continuing education programs and initiatives to further interfaith dialogue and for ministry professionals to replenish their spiritual wells.

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If you are interested in partnering with us on an event, please complete our Partnership Proposal Form. All partnerships must support the Vision, Mission and Values of Emmanuel College and the core academic mission of Victoria University.

Proposals are reviewed by the Centre's steering committee and are due two weeks prior to committee meetings (Sept. 30, Jan. 31 and March 31).

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Renewing Hearts, Minds, Spirits

2024 OCT 5 | Buddhist Healing in Prisons

Full details and registration are forthcoming.

Buddhism in Prisons Canada, the Buddhism Psychology Student Union, the Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada and the Centre for Religion and Its Contexts are co-presenting Buddhist Healing in Prisons – A Day of Learning and Sharing on Saturday, October 5, 2024. Buddhism In Prisons Canada is an operating unit of the Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism that focuses on delivering Buddhist chaplaincy service to prisons in Canada. A Day of Learning and Sharing will be an in-person full-day event. Volunteers and others with experience in the correctional system will be invited to share their experiences in providing Buddhist chaplaincy service in a roundtable format, followed by a Q & A. There will be a workshop conducted by a chaplain who has experience delivering Buddhist chaplaincy service to inmates.

A Day of Learning and Sharing seeks to:

  • Raise awareness of how Buddhist teachings can bring about healing for those incarcerated inside the correctional institutions in Canada;
  • Connect people working or volunteering in the sector so that they can support one another in their work;
  • Provide information to students and volunteers in Canada who are interested in being involved in helping inmates to rehabilitate through a Buddhist spiritual journey.

A Day of Learning and Sharing is for those interested in volunteering or considering a career in prison chaplaincy.

2024 NOV 1-3 | Drag & Spirituality Summit

November 1-3, Emmanuel College, Online and In-person

The Drag & Spirituality Summit is in its third year and is the first-of-its-kind gathering at the intersections of drag and spirituality. Join drag performers and faith leaders from around the globe for a stunning and sacred three-day summit. Feed the spirit and celebrate the body with powerful panel discussions, inspiring practitioner presentations, and—of course—fierce and fabulous performances. The Centre for Religion and Its Contexts is the proud host and co-sponsor of this year’s Summit. Registration opens June 1. Click here for details

All spiritual experiences and drag expressions are invited and celebrated in person and virtually. Drag artists, spiritual care practitioners, lovers of drag, and folks wanting to learn more will congregate from around the globe with keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, spiritual drag shows, and a spiritual drag event for children of all ages and their families.

Included in the summit will be our evening Spiritual Drag Show on Saturday, November 2 to raise funds for a new scholarship for queer students at Emmanuel College. Our College is an interfaith, interspiritual theological school that provides training for students who are Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and other traditions to become spiritual care providers, counsellors, psycho-spiritual therapists, chaplains, ordained ministers, musicians, academics, researchers, and more. This scholarship will enable queer students to study at Emmanuel College by lessening the financial burden of continuing their education.

*Building Accessibility

Emmanuel College (75 Queen's Park Crescent) has an accessible entrance facing Queen’s Park Crescent (the west side of the College). The Museum Subway Station (TTC) is steps away from our front entrance, although the station does not have an elevator, and the escalators are currently not working. The nearest accessible station is St. George (at St. George and Bloor). The chapel on the third floor is accessible by elevator. The accessible/all-inclusive washroom is located on the main floor by the foyer, but there are also washrooms on the third floor. For Wheel-trans directions to the College, please email Shawn at

Register Here