Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives

Type: Archives

This archives seeks to ensure that the documentary evidence of the life and work of the Presbyterian Church in Canada is preserved and accessible for use by church officials, historians, and researchers.


Conservation / Preservation:

Archives / Library

The archives’ holdings date primarily from the early 1800s to the present, and consist of approximately 3,500 cubic feet of textual records, 15,000  photographs, several thousand hours of audio-visual recordings, hundreds of architectural plans, and more than a million pages of documents on microfilm, including,

  • Records of General Assembly and the National Office departments of the Church.
  • Records of Synods.
  • Records of Presbyteries.
  • Records of congregations from across the country.
  • Records of individual ministers, moderators, missionaries, college professors, and church officials.
  • Records of the various Presbyterian theological colleges.
  • Records of the Women’s Missionary Society and its predecessors.
  • Presbyterian periodicals / journals.
  • Several resources that may be helpful to family historians and genealogists, including local church records, microfilmed registers from across the country, reference books, biographical files, and private papers.

Public Programming:


Numerous online exhibits are available on the archives’ website:


Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Volunteers and students are welcomed to assist staff with archival records, maintenance and to aid researchers.

Address & Contact Information:

50 Wynford Dr, Toronto ON, M3C 1J7

Phone: 416-441-1111 ext. 310

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:45pm. During July and August  to 4:00pm. All are welcome to visit, but an appointment is recommended to ensure that an archivist will be available to assist you.

Key Words: religion, genealogy