The 34th Annual Assembly of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, hosted by Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto was held on May 26-27, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. Delegates from parishes across Canada, from Vancouver to Montreal, attended the Assembly held under the presidency of His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, and the chairmanship of Mr. Jack Stepanian, former Chairperson of the Diocesan Council.
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, had sent their blessings and congratulations, welcoming the delegates and expressing their wishes of success to the Diocesan Assembly.
On Friday, May 26, the diocesan clergy conference was held where the clergymen from coast to coast across Canada gathered to evaluate and discuss various aspects pertaining the advancement and continuous progress of parish life in all the communities.
During the Assembly, reports were presented to the delegates’ attention. Appropriate resolutions were proposed and approved.
The Assembly elected members of the Diocesan Council, the highest executive body of the Diocese.
On Saturday evening, the Parish Council of Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto organized a banquet for the participants of the Diocesan Assembly.