An Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination (ACPO) was established in each Ecclesiastical Province in Canada at the request of the national House of Bishops (GS1969, p. 43). ACPO was to be under the direction of the Committee on Ministry, one of the four newly formed national standing committees (GS 1969). ACPO's function is: "to assist Bishops in assessing persons for possible roles of ministry, and to help these persons clarify their own sense of vocation, and with particular reference to postulants for ordination" (List of Terms...." ). Assessments are made at ACPO Conferences, where trained assessors determine the suitability of each applicant for the ordained ministry. The Committee presents reports of the assessment results on a regular basis.