Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Student Society

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Student Society

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • United Church Students’ Association

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Description area

Dates of existence



The Society was formed in 1927 as the United Church Students' Association. It changed its name in 1928 and adopted a mandate that included acting as the official representative body of the students of Emmanuel College, and promoting student fellowship and interfaculty relationships.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Job Descriptions

The Chair
The Chair of the ECSS chairs any meeting of the executive

  • Acts as a representative for the ECSS on all occasions or may appoint a representative
  • Provides leadership and articulates a vision of work for the ECSS
  • Keeps proper records that will be turned over to the incoming Chair

The Vice-Chair

  • Is the primary alternate to the chair for all duties of the chair
  • Provides support and encouragement to the ECSS members and committees
  • Acts as a representative to the Board of Regents and is one of four representatives on the Victoria University Senate

The Secretary

  • Records minutes of all executive and general meetings, posting them in the student lounge
  • Conducts ECSS correspondence when requested
  • Is a member of the Communications Committee to maintain communications between the ECSS and the student body

The Treasurer

  • Is the ECSS financial officer
  • Administers accounts, collects income, and disburses monies of the ECSS
  • Reports the financial situation to the executive monthly
  • Presents financial reports at the general meeting in the fall and spring

Mandates/sources of authority

The Mission of the ECSS
(From the Emmanuel College Student Society Constitution)

a) Act as the collective voice of the Emmanuel College’s basic degree students;
b) Initiate, sponsor, administer, and provide activities and services that promote the community and represent Emmanuel College community concerns;
c) Exercises responsible Christians stewardship in collecting and administering ECSS funds:
d) Provide a liaison, including a student advocacy role, between basic degree students and faculty, staff and administration of Emmanuel College, Victoria University, the Toronto School of Theology, the University of Toronto, other Toronto School of Theology schools, the United Church of Canada, the Advanced Degree Students Association (ADSA), and any other bodies;
e) Model and participate in the formation of students from ministry;
f) Pray for the church of Jesus Christ and the mission and Ministry of Emmanuel College and the ECSS.

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General context

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Victoria University Archives

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Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised MB 2018



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