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ADOPTION OF MINUTES #004-06-18-11

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 01-06-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 01-06-18
Text
That the minutes of the meeting of the Council of General Synod from June 1-3, 2018, Document #004-06-18-11, be approved. ADOPTED BY CONSENSUS #CoGS 001-18-06 [01-06-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod - Minutes
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ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA #003-22-18-11

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 02-06-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 02-06-18
Text
That the agenda for this meeting, Document #003-22-18-11, be approved. ADOPTED BY CONSENSUS #CoGS 002-18-06 [02-06-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod - Agenda
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ANGLICAN JOURNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES JOINT WORKING GROUP #017-05-18-11 to 017-06-18-11 - Future of Print Publications

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-11-18
Mover
Ms. Melissa Green
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Prologue
Chair of the Communications and Information Resources Coordinating Committee, the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan, and the Rt. Rev. William Cliff, Chair of the Anglican Journal Coordinating Committee, presented the final report from the joint working group on print publications. Before speaking to the report’s key recommendations, Dr. Egan reminded Council why the joint working group was formed, of its mandate, the approach taken to the work, and the findings of their research (see document #004-05-18-06, pages 6-7, and document #004-06-18-11, pages 3-4).
Text
Be it resolved: That this Council of General Synod recommend to General Synod the adoption of the transition strategy for national and diocesan print publications during the coming triennium, as proposed in the report of the Joint Working Group on Print Publications. ADOPTED #CoGS 03-11-18
Notes
Bishop Cliff spoke to the key recommendations from three areas in the report:
The future of print publications (see document #007-05-18-11, page 5),
The mandate and governance of the Anglican Journal (see document #007-05-18-11, page 6), and
The mandate and structure of coordinating committees (see document #007-05-18-11, page 6). At the end of the presentation, which was one of two this day, Council members received a preview of the questions they would be asked in the next presentation. Canon Ian Alexander, member of the joint working group, previewed the following questions: 1. Print Transition Strategy:
What are the pros and cons?
What will be necessary for success? 2. AJ Mandate:
Suggested changes to the draft mandate? (See document #007-05-18-11, page 15)
Additions to the journalistic guidelines? (See document #007-05-18-11, page 16) 3. Governance Structure:
Comments on the committee mandate? (See document #007-05-18-11, page 19)
Editorial Board: Pros and cons? Keys to successful implementation?
In the second part of the Anglican Journal and Communications and Information Resources Joint Working Group presentation, Council members had the opportunity to respond to the questions previewed at the end of the first presentation. Discussion followed in table groups and responses shared with Council. See Appendix A. Each table’s written responses were turned in to Canon Ian Alexander to share with the joint working group. The motions from the joint working group’s report were presented.
During the consensus process, it was determined additional discussion on the first motion was required. Council members shared concerns with Canon Alexander who in turn stressed that the motion is not a ruling that print publications stop.
Subjects
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Dept.
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal and Communications and Information Resources Joint Working Group
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ANGLICAN JOURNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES JOINT WORKING GROUP #017-05-18-11 to 017-06-18-11 - Future of Print Publications

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-11-18
Mover
The Rev. Canon Robert Towler
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Text
Be it resolved: That this Council of General Synod recommend to General Synod the adoption of the policy and recommendations with regard to distribution of the Anglican Journal. ADOPTED #CoGS 04-18-11 [04-11-18]
Subjects
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Dept.
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal and Communications and Information Resources Joint Working Group
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ANGLICAN JOURNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES JOINT WORKING GROUP #017-05-18-11 to 017-06-18-11 - Future of Print Publications

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-18
Mover
The Rt. Rev. John Chapman
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Text
Be it resolved: That this Council of General Synod recommend that General Synod endorse in principle the investment in an enhanced digital presence at the national and diocesan levels. ADOPTED #CoGS 05-18-11 [05-11-18]
Subjects
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Dept.
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal and Communications and Information Resources Joint Working Group
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ANGLICAN JOURNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES JOINT WORKING GROUP #017-05-18-11 to 017-06-18-11 - Mandate and Governance of the Anglican Journal

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 06-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 06-11-18
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Text
Be it resolved: That this Council of General Synod instruct the Joint Working Group to complete work on an editorial mandate and journalistic guidelines, along the lines proposed in the present report, and taking into consideration feedback from this meeting, and that this be done before the March meeting of the Council. ADOPTED #CoGS 06-18-11 [06-11-18]
Subjects
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Dept.
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal and Communications and Information Resources Joint Working Group
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ANGLICAN JOURNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES JOINT WORKING GROUP #017-05-18-11 to 017-06-18-11 - Mandate and Structure of Coordinating Committees

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-11-18
Mover
Mr. Larry Renouf
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Text
Be it resolved that: That this Council of General Synod ask the Governance Working Group to prepare an amendment to Appendix B of the Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada to be brought to General Synod to give effect to the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Print Publications with regard to the governance of the communications function of the church. ADOPTED #CoGS 07-18-11
Subjects
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Dept.
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Journal and Communications and Information Resources Joint Working Group
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RESOURCES FOR MISSION RESOLUTION #032-07-18-11 to 032-08-18-11 - Resources for Mission Coordinating Committee Amended Terms of Reference

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-11-18
Mover
The Rt. Rev. John Chapman
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Prologue
The Rt. Rev. John Chapman, CoGS representative on the Resources for Mission (RFM) Coordinating Committee, spoke to the motion to amend the committee’s terms of reference. Bishop Chapman noted that the amendment cleans up language and makes the terms of reference more contemporary to current context.
Text
Be it resolved: That the Council of General Synod approve the Terms of Reference for the Resources for Mission Committee, as amended by the committee at their April 2018 meeting. ADOPTED #CoGS 08-18-11 [08-11-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Resources for Mission Coordinating Committee - Terms of Reference
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FAITH, WORSHIP, AND MINISTRY #006-08-18-11 - Gathering Rites for the Paschal Cycle

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-18
Mover
LCdr the Rev. Beverley Kean-Newhook
Seconder
The Rev. Canon Robert Towler
Text
Be it resolved that this Council of General Synod approve the liturgical texts, Gathering Rites for the Paschal Cycle for Trial Use and Evaluation where permitted by the Ordinary. ADOPTED #CoGS 09-18-11 [09-11-18]
Notes
The motion in the Faith, Worship, and Ministry (FWM) Coordinating Committee report to approve a liturgical text was placed before Council. During the consensus process, it was asked if there is a vehicle for evaluation and feedback from parishes. The Rev. Dr. Eileen Scully, Director of FWM, noted that an online evaluation form would be set up on anglican.ca, as has been past practice, and that bishops receive liturgical texts that are added or amended.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy - Texts
Liturgical renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
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CANADIAN COMPANIONS OF JERUSALEM ADVISORY COMMITTEE #009-05-18-11 - Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem – New Advisory Council Member

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-18
Mover
Canon Dr. Randall Fairey
Seconder
The Ven. Clara Plamondon
Text
Be it resolved: That the Council of General Synod in accordance with the Terms of Reference for the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, in the appointment of new Advisory Council Members, approve the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg. ADOPTED #CoGS 10-18-11 [10-11-18]
Notes
Director of Global Relations, Dr. Andrea Mann, updated Council on the work of the Canadian Companions of Jerusalem Advisory Committee, a committee established by CoGS in a previous triennium. In the presentation, Council heard how the committee came to be, the work they have undertaken, and the work ahead. Highlights included the following:
The Canadian Companions of Jerusalem is a national, voluntary body of members of The Anglican Church of Canada drawn together in common concern and support for the well-being of the church in Jerusalem. In the presentation, Council heard how the committee came to be, the work they have undertaken, and the work ahead.
Since the Canadian Companions of Jerusalem launched in 2012, more than 150 individuals, parishes, dioceses, and church organizations have become members.
An Advisory Committee comprised of nine members oversees activities, and membership is endorsed by Council. The Primate is an ex-officio member. Copies of the terms of reference were circulated during the presentation.
Through annual Companions’ fees, donations, and Jerusalem Sunday offerings between the years 2014 and 2018, more than $96,000 has been raised to support several medical ministries of the diocese, including the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Children with Disabilities and the Ahli Arab Hospital, Gaza.
The next Jerusalem Sunday will take place on June 2, 2019.
The Advisory Committee has discerned that it is time to plan next steps for continued growth in interest and involvement among Canadian Anglicans for supporting their counterparts in Jerusalem. This will include deeper roots in local dioceses, parishes, and institutions such as cathedrals, colleges, youth programs, and pilgrimages. Expanding the membership of the Advisory Committee is another part and, in accordance with the terms of reference, that Council endorses appointment of members, a motion was included in the report from Global Relations. The motion was put before Council and discussion ensued on the individual they were being asked to endorse. After discussion, the motion was adopted by consensus.
At the end of the presentation, Council had the opportunity to respond to a series of questions about the Canadian Companions of Jerusalem. Discussion followed in table groups and responses turned in to Dr. Mann.
Subjects
Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem - Membership
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Nominating Committee - ELECTION of Officers - Motion to Destroy Ballots

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-11-18
Mover
The Ven. Clara Plamondon
Seconder
Mr. Larry Renouf
Prologue
The Ven. Clara Plamondon, member of the Nominating Committee, guided Council through the election to fill the layperson position within the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario on the Officers of General Synod. Ms. Siobhan Bennett and Ms. Susan Little stood for election. A report back on the election results took place later in the day.
Text
That the Council of General Synod empower the Nominating Committee to destroy the election ballots. ADOPTED #CoGS 11-18-11 [11-11-18]
Notes
ELECTION RESULT On behalf of the Nominating Committee, the Primate announced that Ms. Susan Little had been elected as the new Officer of General Synod. Archdeacon Clara Plamondon, member of the Nominating Committee, moved that the ballots be destroyed.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Officers of General Synod
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BUDGET RESOLUTIONS - Budget 2019

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 12-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 12-11-18
Mover
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconder
Mr. Kennedy Marshall
Prologue
Budget 2019 Refer to document #007-23-18-11
Text
That the Council of General Synod approves the 2019 Budget with a surplus of $2,805. ADOPTED #CoGS 12-18-11 [12-11-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Budget - Anglican Church of Canada
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BUDGET RESOLUTIONS - Ministry Investment Fund Grants 2019

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-11-18
Mover
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconder
Mr. Kennedy Marshall
Prologue
Ministry Investment Fund Grants 2019 Refer to document #007-24-18-11
Text
THAT the Council of General Synod approves three Ministry Investment Fund grants for a total of $105,000.
Global Relations $15,350 for Video Testimony of Bishops in Dialogue to Lambeth 2020
Faith, Worship & Ministry $30,000 for a National Gathering of Health Care Chaplains and Spiritual Care Providers
Communications $59,650 Anglican Video Digitization Project Part III ADOPTED #CoGS 13-18-11 [13-11-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada. Ministry Investment Fund - Grants
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INTERFAITH RELATIONSHIPS - A COMMON WORD #006-08-18-11

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 14-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 14-11-18
Mover
LCdr the Rev. Beverley Kean-Newhook
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers
Text
Be it resolved that this Council of General Synod: a) Affirm the efforts of Faith, Worship, and Ministry to continue the necessary research and consultation related to pursuing an ACC-ELCIC joint initiative in resourcing local Christian-Muslim dialogue according to the A Common Word model. b) Direct Faith, Worship, and Ministry to develop a draft resolution calling for an official ACC endorsement of the A Common Word statement to be considered at General Synod 2019. ADOPTED #CoGS 14-18-11 [14-11-18]
Notes
Animator for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, the Rev. Dr. Scott Sharman, spoke to Council about A Common Word via a presentation entitled, “Who Is My Neighbour? The Call to Christian Muslim Dialogue.” To begin, Dr. Sharman asked Council to discuss the following in table groups:
Word association – what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word Muslim?
Introduce a Muslim neighbour, co-worker, friend, family member, etc. who you have known personally. Dr. Sharman surmised that the descriptions Council members offered of Muslims they knew personally was very far from common stereotypes of Muslims. He referred to Luke 10:25-37 and the question “Who is my neighbour?” that gave rise to the story of the Good Samaritan, where Jesus Challenges our assumption about who our neighbours are. When added together, Christians and Muslims account for fifty to fifty-five percent of the global population. In Canada, Muslims currently make up four to five percent of the population, with sixty percent residing in Ontario. These statistics present churches with both opportunity and responsibility. Council heard that A Common Word began with a letter written in 2007 and 2008. There were originally 138 original signatories on the letter, and now there are over 400. A Common Word has received seventy responses with 200 Christian endorsements, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The letter is an extended invitation to major Christian leaders around the world espousing two key principles:
A call to love God above all things, and
To live out that love by loving our neighbours. The letter does not seek agreement, but a common ground for peace. While The Anglican Church of Canada has not endorsed A Common Word, it has had traction amongst Canadian Anglicans. In 2012, A Common Word Alberta was formed, made up of local Anglicans, Lutherans, Mennonites, Roman Catholics, etc. on the Christian Side, and Sunnis, Shia, and Ismaili on the Muslim side. Interactions have revolved around scripture study, theological dialogue, shared meals, parish visits, and community service. Dr. Sharman noted that A Common Word is the most successful Muslim-Christian interfaith initiative in history, and sought direction from Council on how to deeper commit to Christian-Muslim dialogue. A motion was put forward affirming the church’s continued participation.
Subjects
Interfaith dialogue - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and other religions - Anglican Church of Canada
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JUBILEE COMMISSION

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Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 15-11-18
Date
2018 November 23-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 15-11-18
Mover
Canon David Jones
Seconder
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Text
A memorandum was circulated to Council, seeking ratification of the Jubilee Commission’s membership. The names included:
The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw (Chair, Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice)
Ms. Judith Moses (Chair, Vision Keepers)
The Rev. Canon Laverne Jacobs (Elder to the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice)
The Rev. Pamela Rayment (Métis from the Diocese of Algoma)
The Rt. Rev. Larry Beardy (Suffragan Bishop for Northern Manitoba in the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh)
The Ven. Jim Boyles (former General Secretary) ADOPTED #CoGS 15-18-11 [15-11-18]
Notes
The Primate reminded Council of a motion adopted at the last meeting calling for the appointment of a Jubilee Commission to propose a just, sustainable, and equitable funding base for the self-determining Indigenous Anglican Church (see document #004-06-18-11, pages 8-10). The motion outlined that the Commission would consist of six members serving a three-year term that was potentially renewable, and that the Commission would report to the Council. Regarding membership, the Primate consulted with the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, the Reconciliation Animator, and the General Secretary. Through those conversations, other individuals who could serve as advisors were also identified.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Jubilee Commission
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Stormont Deanery - Saint John, VanKleek Hill - Context is everything

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Author
Lockwood, Glenn J
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Crosstalk (Diocese of Ottawa)
Date
2021 December
Author
Lockwood, Glenn J
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Crosstalk (Diocese of Ottawa)
Date
2021 December
Page
15
Notes
Diocesan Archives column
Subjects
St. John's Anglican Church (VanKleek Hill, Ont.)
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Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund Financial Statements

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Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-18-06 [sic i.e. 11-06-18]
Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-18-06 [sic i.e. 11-06-18]
Mover
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconder
Canon David P. Jones
Prologue
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS #007-16-18-06 to 007-22-18-06
Chair of the Financial Management Committee (FMC), Mr. Robert Saffrey, and the Most. Rev. Colin Johnson, Chair of the Audit Committee, presented FMC’s report and the audited financial statements for The Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation, The Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund, and the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. Ms. Hanna Goschy, Treasurer and CFO, was on hand to address questions from Council. Highlights from the presentation included the following:
- Archbishop Johnson reviewed the process for the audited financial statements and reminded Council that they approved the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as auditor for General Synod fiscal 2017 at their June 23-25, 2017 meeting (see document #004-01-17-11, page 12). FMC recommends reappointment of Grant Thornton LLP for General Synod fiscal 2018.
- The audited financial statements were reviewed in detail and Council had the opportunity to ask questions.
- The overall revenue for General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada for 2017 was $11,938,059, which is a decrease of $449,487 from 2016. Overall expenses totaled $11,416,845, which is $1,245,961 less than 2016. The resulting surplus of core revenues over expenses was $521,214.
- The operating fund surplus (before transfers to reserves) is $1,519,736. While the total investment income was $998,523, realized and unrealized capital gains amounted to $729,057 and do not form part of the operating budget as they fluctuate from year to year based on financial market returns. The surplus was still $790,639 after factoring out these gains. Staff vacancies have been filled and as a result, it is expected that the 2018 actual expenditures will be in line with budget and it is not expected a significant surplus will be seen again in 2018.
- Proportional giving from dioceses was slightly higher than budgeted, but $70,000 lower than 2016. Council was reminded that proportional giving is the largest source of revenue for General Synod.
- The Investment Sub-Committee has reviewed investment performance, as well as the asset mix, ranges, and benchmark indices within the current Statement of Investment Policy. Overall performance for the year ended December 31, 2017 was 8.1% versus a benchmark of 7.2%.
Questions and comments were welcomed. Among the questions asked, Council members inquired about: how many dioceses are net contributors (twenty); whether the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation and the Ministry Investment Funds are part of the totals for internally designated net assets in the Consolidated Trust Fund (they are not); the difference between governance and administration (governance includes CoGS, boards, committees, councils, and Council of the North while administration includes salaries and benefits); and General Synod’s administrative cost (thirteen percent, a very low cost for not-for-profit organizations).
The following resolutions were placed before Council.
Refer to document # 007-18-18-06
Text
THAT the Council of General Synod approve the audited financial statements of The Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
ADOPTED #11-18-06 [sic i.e. 11-06-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada. Consolidated Trust Fund
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Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation Financial Statements

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Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 12-18-06 [sic i.e. 12-06-18]
Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 12-18-06 [sic i.e. 12-06-18]
Mover
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconder
Canon David P. Jones
Prologue
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS #007-16-18-06 to 007-22-18-06
Chair of the Financial Management Committee (FMC), Mr. Robert Saffrey, and the Most. Rev. Colin Johnson, Chair of the Audit Committee, presented FMC’s report and the audited financial statements for The Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation, The Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund, and the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. Ms. Hanna Goschy, Treasurer and CFO, was on hand to address questions from Council. Highlights from the presentation included the following:
- Archbishop Johnson reviewed the process for the audited financial statements and reminded Council that they approved the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as auditor for General Synod fiscal 2017 at their June 23-25, 2017 meeting (see document #004-01-17-11, page 12). FMC recommends reappointment of Grant Thornton LLP for General Synod fiscal 2018.
- The audited financial statements were reviewed in detail and Council had the opportunity to ask questions.
- The overall revenue for General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada for 2017 was $11,938,059, which is a decrease of $449,487 from 2016. Overall expenses totaled $11,416,845, which is $1,245,961 less than 2016. The resulting surplus of core revenues over expenses was $521,214.
- The operating fund surplus (before transfers to reserves) is $1,519,736. While the total investment income was $998,523, realized and unrealized capital gains amounted to $729,057 and do not form part of the operating budget as they fluctuate from year to year based on financial market returns. The surplus was still $790,639 after factoring out these gains. Staff vacancies have been filled and as a result, it is expected that the 2018 actual expenditures will be in line with budget and it is not expected a significant surplus will be seen again in 2018.
- Proportional giving from dioceses was slightly higher than budgeted, but $70,000 lower than 2016. Council was reminded that proportional giving is the largest source of revenue for General Synod.
- The Investment Sub-Committee has reviewed investment performance, as well as the asset mix, ranges, and benchmark indices within the current Statement of Investment Policy. Overall performance for the year ended December 31, 2017 was 8.1% versus a benchmark of 7.2%.
Questions and comments were welcomed. Among the questions asked, Council members inquired about: how many dioceses are net contributors (twenty); whether the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation and the Ministry Investment Funds are part of the totals for internally designated net assets in the Consolidated Trust Fund (they are not); the difference between governance and administration (governance includes CoGS, boards, committees, councils, and Council of the North while administration includes salaries and benefits); and General Synod’s administrative cost (thirteen percent, a very low cost for not-for-profit organizations).
The following resolutions were placed before Council.
Refer to document # 007-19-18-06
Text
THAT the Council of General Synod approve the audited financial statements of The Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
ADOPTED #12-18-06 [sic i.e. 12-06-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation
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Changes to the Statement of Investment Policy

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Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-18-06 [sic i.e. 13-06-18]
Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-18-06 [sic i.e. 13-06-18]
Mover
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconder
Canon David P. Jones
Prologue
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS #007-16-18-06 to 007-22-18-06
Chair of the Financial Management Committee (FMC), Mr. Robert Saffrey, and the Most. Rev. Colin Johnson, Chair of the Audit Committee, presented FMC’s report and the audited financial statements for The Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation, The Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund, and the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. Ms. Hanna Goschy, Treasurer and CFO, was on hand to address questions from Council. Highlights from the presentation included the following:
- Archbishop Johnson reviewed the process for the audited financial statements and reminded Council that they approved the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as auditor for General Synod fiscal 2017 at their June 23-25, 2017 meeting (see document #004-01-17-11, page 12). FMC recommends reappointment of Grant Thornton LLP for General Synod fiscal 2018.
- The audited financial statements were reviewed in detail and Council had the opportunity to ask questions.
- The overall revenue for General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada for 2017 was $11,938,059, which is a decrease of $449,487 from 2016. Overall expenses totaled $11,416,845, which is $1,245,961 less than 2016. The resulting surplus of core revenues over expenses was $521,214.
- The operating fund surplus (before transfers to reserves) is $1,519,736. While the total investment income was $998,523, realized and unrealized capital gains amounted to $729,057 and do not form part of the operating budget as they fluctuate from year to year based on financial market returns. The surplus was still $790,639 after factoring out these gains. Staff vacancies have been filled and as a result, it is expected that the 2018 actual expenditures will be in line with budget and it is not expected a significant surplus will be seen again in 2018.
- Proportional giving from dioceses was slightly higher than budgeted, but $70,000 lower than 2016. Council was reminded that proportional giving is the largest source of revenue for General Synod.
- The Investment Sub-Committee has reviewed investment performance, as well as the asset mix, ranges, and benchmark indices within the current Statement of Investment Policy. Overall performance for the year ended December 31, 2017 was 8.1% versus a benchmark of 7.2%.
Questions and comments were welcomed. Among the questions asked, Council members inquired about: how many dioceses are net contributors (twenty); whether the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation and the Ministry Investment Funds are part of the totals for internally designated net assets in the Consolidated Trust Fund (they are not); the difference between governance and administration (governance includes CoGS, boards, committees, councils, and Council of the North while administration includes salaries and benefits); and General Synod’s administrative cost (thirteen percent, a very low cost for not-for-profit organizations).
The following resolutions were placed before Council.
Refer to document # 007-22-18-06
Text
THAT the Council of General Synod approve the changes to the Statement of Investment Policy as recommended by the Investment Committee and Financial Management Committee.
ADOPTED #13-18-06 [sic i.e. 13-06-18]
Subjects
Investments - Moral and ethical aspects
Investments - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
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Appointment of Auditors

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Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 14-18-06 [sic i.e. 14-06-18]
Date
2018 June 1-3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 14-18-06 [sic i.e. 14-06-18]
Mover
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconder
Canon David P. Jones
Prologue
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS #007-16-18-06 to 007-22-18-06
Chair of the Financial Management Committee (FMC), Mr. Robert Saffrey, and the Most. Rev. Colin Johnson, Chair of the Audit Committee, presented FMC’s report and the audited financial statements for The Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation, The Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund, and the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. Ms. Hanna Goschy, Treasurer and CFO, was on hand to address questions from Council. Highlights from the presentation included the following:
- Archbishop Johnson reviewed the process for the audited financial statements and reminded Council that they approved the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as auditor for General Synod fiscal 2017 at their June 23-25, 2017 meeting (see document #004-01-17-11, page 12). FMC recommends reappointment of Grant Thornton LLP for General Synod fiscal 2018.
- The audited financial statements were reviewed in detail and Council had the opportunity to ask questions.
- The overall revenue for General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada for 2017 was $11,938,059, which is a decrease of $449,487 from 2016. Overall expenses totaled $11,416,845, which is $1,245,961 less than 2016. The resulting surplus of core revenues over expenses was $521,214.
- The operating fund surplus (before transfers to reserves) is $1,519,736. While the total investment income was $998,523, realized and unrealized capital gains amounted to $729,057 and do not form part of the operating budget as they fluctuate from year to year based on financial market returns. The surplus was still $790,639 after factoring out these gains. Staff vacancies have been filled and as a result, it is expected that the 2018 actual expenditures will be in line with budget and it is not expected a significant surplus will be seen again in 2018.
- Proportional giving from dioceses was slightly higher than budgeted, but $70,000 lower than 2016. Council was reminded that proportional giving is the largest source of revenue for General Synod.
- The Investment Sub-Committee has reviewed investment performance, as well as the asset mix, ranges, and benchmark indices within the current Statement of Investment Policy. Overall performance for the year ended December 31, 2017 was 8.1% versus a benchmark of 7.2%.
Questions and comments were welcomed. Among the questions asked, Council members inquired about: how many dioceses are net contributors (twenty); whether the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation and the Ministry Investment Funds are part of the totals for internally designated net assets in the Consolidated Trust Fund (they are not); the difference between governance and administration (governance includes CoGS, boards, committees, councils, and Council of the North while administration includes salaries and benefits); and General Synod’s administrative cost (thirteen percent, a very low cost for not-for-profit organizations).
The following resolutions were placed before Council.
Refer to document # 007-22-18-06
Text
THAT the Council of General Synod approve the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as auditor for General Synod for fiscal 2018, at a fee determined by the Audit Committee.
ADOPTED #14-18-06 [sic i.e. 14-06-18]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Auditing
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