About ESC


Emmanuel College was founded at Prince Albert in 1879 and was established and incorporated by Act of the Dominion Parliaments as “The University of Saskatchewan” in 1883. Emmanuel College moved to Saskatoon in 1909 when the provincial university was established. While retaining its university status, it relinquished its title in favour of the new university.

St. Chad’s College was established in Regina in 1907, and remained there until 1964, when it amalgamated with Emmanuel College to form the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad. The College of Emmanuel & St. Chad is now affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan.

By resolution of Provincial Synod in May 1967, the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad was recognized as the Theological College for the Province of Rupert’s Land. However, many of the members of the student body come to study from dioceses beyond the ecclesiastical province.

Now, in 2022, the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad continues to promote strong Christian leadership throughout Western Canada from its location in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Our Vision

Our vision at the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad is to prepare Christian men and women for ministry in Western Canada and beyond.

Our Mission:

Through study and careful mentorship, we pledge to prepare effective leaders to the 21-century Church in a variety of contexts.

Our Seven Core Values:

  • Faith: The historic Christian faith, centred in Jesus, rooted in the Bible, articulated in tradition, active in the present and looking expectantly towards God’s future.
  • Culture: A safe and nurturing environment which fosters growth in Christian discipleship and which promotes friendly, personal interaction among our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Growth: Integrating academic study, spiritual formation, and practical pastoral experience that finds expression within the wider worshipping
  • Practice: Excellence in scholarship, teaching, and ministry.
  • Tradition: Our Anglican tradition in its breadth and diversity, seeking ways to hand on what we have learned and to communicate it afresh
    in each new generation.
  • Context: Our prairie setting and our historic and continuing contribution to the mission of the church in western and northern Canada.
  • Unity: A close and developing relationship with the other colleges of the Saskatoon Theological Union.