Professional Associations

CAPPE Supervisors of Ontario Central Region

The Toronto School of Theology is affiliated with the CAPPE Supervisors of Ontario Central Region (CSOCR), which offers programs to assist clergy, candidates for ministry, and pastoral care workers to develop a pastoral identity and appropriate skills in the delivery of pastoral care and counselling. Courses are "clinical" insofar as the participants engage in pastoral ministry under supervision. They are experiential, set in a wide variety of contexts using a process that follows the guidelines of the Handbook of the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE). CSOCR offers a variety of programs including:

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units, either extended (part-time), Full-time, or as a year-round Residency.
  • Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE) units in the form of a work-place programme and Pastoral Counselling Seminars.

Find out more about CSOCR's programs here.

CSOCR's instructors are adjunct faculty of the Toronto School of Theology. As well, CSOCR's programs and centres are accredited by the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE) and follow a process that has stood the test of five decades in Canada.

CSOCR's courses are listed in the TST course calendar and may be taken for TST credit. For specific course offerings, please see our course calendar (the units are designated with a course code beginning “TSP”). Application for these units should be made to the supervisors through the CSOCR website. Students registering for CPE units register and pay tuition through a TST member college. For more information on registration procedures for CPE and PCE units, please see our registration section.

Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education

The Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education:
• is a national multifaith organization which is committed to the professional education, certification and support of people involved in pastoral care and pastoral counsellingprovides educational programs for lay persons and clergy who are preparing to become chaplains, pastoral counsellors, ministers, priests, or community based pastoral care workers
• provides education and certification for supervisors and specialists
• is concerned with a holistic approach to health care and personal development with a special focus on spiritual and religious care.



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