Admissions

Whether you’re training for diaconal ministry, or just looking to develop your skills and analysis for faithful action, CCS is a great place to bring together your faith and the needs of the world.

I’d like to apply for the Diploma in Diaconal Ministries program.

I’d like to apply to be a Continuing Studies student.

[Already been accepted as a Diaconal Ministry student, Certificate student, or Continuing Studies student?  You can register for upcoming courses here.]


Diploma in Diaconal Ministries Program (or Certificate Program):

To apply for admission to the Diploma in Diaconal Ministries program or one of the Certificate programs, please submit…

  • Diploma or Certificate Program Admissions form (online)
  • 2 Diaconal references.  (Suitable references might include someone who has known you for more than 5 years, someone who has supervised or taught you, a co-worker, a member of your congregation, or your minister. Please do not ask a member of your family to act as a reference.)  Direct your reference to the CCS Reference page and ask them to fill out a Diaconal reference.
  • a resume
  • academic transcripts
  • $95.00 non-refundable admission fee (Note: This is the admission fee. You will be invoiced for the tuition once your application has been accepted.) You can send your application fee by mail or call 204-783-4490 to pay by credit card.

Note: Although it is not required at the time of admission, if you are accepted into the Diaconal Ministry or Certificate Program you will also need to submit a vulnerable sectors Police Records Check before taking part in any field placement.

Application Deadline: You can apply whenever you wish, however the registration deadline for courses and circles starting in the fall is June 1.


Continuing Studies:

for students who want to take individual courses (eg. Learning on Purpose or a specific theme learning circle)

To apply for admission as a Continuing Studies student, please submit…

  • Continuing Studies admissions form (online)
  • 1 Continuing Studies reference.  (A suitable reference might be someone who has known you for more than 5 years, someone who has supervised or taught you, a co-worker, a member of your congregation, or your minister. Please do not ask a member of your family to act as a reference.)  Direct your reference to the CCS Reference page and ask them to fill out an LDM reference.
  • $55.00 non-refundable admission fee (Note: This is the admission fee. You will be invoiced for the tuition once your application has been accepted.)  You can send your application fee by mail or call 204-783-4490 to pay by credit card.

Application Deadline: You can apply for Continuing Studies status whenever you wish, however the registration deadline

  • for June Learning on Purpose is May 1st 
  • for August Learning on Purpose is June 1st
  • for fall courses and circles starting is June 1st
  • for spring courses is February 1st

How do you decide if I’m suitable for the CCS program?

Decisions about admissions are made by the Registrar in consultation with the Program Staff.

We like to know that applicants understand and can work within CCS’s learning model, which relies on group discussion, collaborative learning, and self-reflection. CCS programs also require a fair bit of post-secondary-level reading and writing, and so we like to know as well that applicants are prepared for that kind of rigor. We don’t require a post-secondary degree for admission, but if you haven’t done any university or college education we ask you to submit a writing sample so we can evaluate your ability to think critically and reflectively, organize ideas, and express yourself in writing.

Overseas applicants?

Please note, students are responsible for their own tuition costs, travel expenses, accommodations and living expenses, and for arranging their own volunteer field placement site. CCS does not have resources to assist with visa applications.