The RCCO provides support to its members in the development and practice of fine organ and choral performance and sound church musicianship, and works to promote these interests in the wider Canadian public. It also provides members with advice and information in matters pertaining to church employment, both through its National and Centre professional support officers and a nationwide network of colleagues.
The official quarterly journal, Organ Canada, furnishes a uniquely Canadian perspective, not only on the College's life and work, but the world of the organ and its music.
Examinations are held annually for the diplomas of Colleague, Associate, and Fellow; the Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting; and the certificates in Service Playing and Choir Training, all of which test and provide recognition for achievement in organ performance and musical knowledge.
Annual festivals offer opportunities to hear and meet world class recitalists and clinicians from Canada and abroad, to participate in workshops on a wide variety of topics, and to discuss subjects of mutual interest and concern with friends and colleagues.
The National Office maintains a wide range of resources including video tapes and printed material covering topics such as: service planning; wedding music; choir training; recommended salary levels for church musicians; and the purchase, maintenance, and improvement of all types of organs.