Welcome to the Spiritualist Church of Canada Education Program. The aim of our program is to impart the Knowledge of Spiritualism to those who are interested and to set standards by which students can be tested. Enrollment in the program is open to all members in good standing of the Spiritualist Church of Canada. The Spiritualist Church of Canada believes that it is important that those who represent Spiritualism be educated and qualified for the work they do. Mediums should be properly developed, speakers should know their subject and healers should understand the method.
The education program consists of three segments. The first and second segments are correspondence courses except for S208 Platform Etiquette and Chairing. This course, as well as all the third segment courses, are hand-on-training.
The Foundation Courses include the basic subjects of The Religion of Spiritualism, The Philosophy of Spiritualism, The Science of Spiritualism and Spiritualism Past and Present. These courses are a prerequisite for all other courses.
The Comprehensive courses expand the knowledge of Spiritualism and cover the subjects of Mediums and Mediumship. Spiritual Healing, Spiritualism in Canada, Comparative Religion and Platform Etiquette and Chairing. There are also two elective courses, Mediumship Development, and Healing-Practical. To obtain the course credits, students must complete essays as assigned for each course within a specified time.
Students will receive the course material upon payment of a fee. This fee is non-refundable. Students are advised to read the books in the lest recommended for each course to achieve a full understanding of the subject. The tutors and examiners receive no payment for their services so that fees can be kept at a minimum.
Pastoral skills, the third segment of the program, consists of workshops and seminars that provide hands-on-training in skills, essential for carrying out effectively the roles of pastor or minister. Ordination candidates must complete the courses in the education program, as well as obtaining certificates as a Speaker, Mediumship and as a Spiritual Healer in accordance with the Guidelines of the Spiritualist Church of Canada.