As of January 30, 2003 18 dioceses had ratified the agreement. Describes the efforts of Archbishop Peers and Archdeacon Boyles to explain the agreement and the materials available. Page 3 has a chart of each diocese's situation.
Bishop Steven Charleston will lead discussions at the Winnipeg meeting, 7-10 October 2003, being held to look at the relationship between the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and the church. The Keewatin diocesan council had hoped for a larger gathering such as a Sacred Circle and asked that the October meeting be cancelled. The meeting will deal with the dispute between ACIP and church leaders following the March 2003 agreement with the federal government about residential schools.
The October 2003 meeting in Winnipeg between ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] and non-native church members produced a plan of action that calls for the establishment of an eight-member commission to consider how native Anglicans can achieve "self-sufficiency" and "indigenous governance" and an indigenous bishop.
Anticipating possible change in the structure of the national church, the four ecclesiastical provinces, have agreed to continue the canons, or laws, of the church in case of the insolvency of General Synod.
"In a soaring glass hall at the Museum of Anthropology, under the watchful eyes of a dozen huge totem poles, church, native and government leaders on March 5  pledged that the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission will lead to healing as it hears the painful stories of Indian residential schools in Canada. The event, which included a walk to the museum led by native drummers, was part of a four-city tour by the leaders that was called Remembering the Children and was designed to draw attention to the commission and its work" (p. 1). "Archbishop Hiltz, the Anglican primate (national archbishop), reiterated the church's 1993 apology for its role in the system, which operated across Canada from the mid-nineteenth century into the 1970s" (p. 1). "Gloria Moses, co-chair of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples who attended St. George's residential school in British Columbia from 1949 to 1959, said in an interview before the event that she had mixed emotions about her experience in the school and about the commission" (p. 6). "The commission's interim executive director, Bob Watts, said it is a 'journey of great promise', but noted that 'there are many, many truths' about residential school experiences and 'reconciliation will happen at many levels'" (p. 6). Phil Fontaine, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said the commission "will 'provide an opportunity to expose lies that we were forced to live with for too long' ... it will be an opportunity to 'shine a light on Canada's darkest chapter and expose not just to Canada but to the world what was done to a people that didn't deserve it'" (p. 6).