In order to carry on the work of Synod between its sessions, the Diocesan Council meets on a regular basis. The membership of this Council is determined by Canon 3.10. The committees and foundations of Diocesan Council assist Synod and the council with their work.
The Bishop is the Chief Pastor of the Diocese of Ottawa and functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the Synod Office. The Executive Archdeacon functions as the Chief Operating Officer of the Synod Office. The Bishop, the Dean, the Executive Archdeacon, the Director of Financial Ministry and the Director of Community Ministry comprise the executive staff of the Synod Office.