The General Assembly Office (GAO) serves the church by providing leadership and support in the area of governance. The GAO facilitates the General Assembly, produces the Acts & Proceedings of each Assembly, amends the Book of Forms , assists committees of the General Assembly, and responds to inquiries from synods, presbyteries, sessions and individuals throughout the year. The GAO also produces resources designed to assist the courts as they carry out the various ministries for which they are responsible.
2023 General Assembly
The 2023 General Assembly will be from Sunday June 4 to Wednesday June 7, and will be held in-person at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2022 General Assembly Referrals
Each year the General Assembly sends referrals to the synods, presbyteries and sessions. Referrals include items that the courts are asked to study and report back to the particular committee, reports for information and legislative decisions. There are no remits from the 2022 General Assembly.
How to Order Resources
Order print copies of the Acts and Proceedings ($45 each), Book of Forms ($12 each) and more through our online order form or send an email.
Acts & Proceedings
The Acts and Proceedings are the official minutes and reports of General Assembly.
Visit Acts & Proceedings web page
There are four “courts” in our Presbyterian system. Most of the important decisions that affect the church are made as women and men prayerfully meet to discern the mind of Christ.
The Archives documents the life and work of The Presbyterian Church in Canada by acquiring and preserving records of enduring evidential and historical value to the church.
For more information about the General Assembly Office or for past copies of Remits and Referrals, email Terrie-Lee Hamilton or phone 1-800-619-7301 ext. 225.