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Amendments to Canon VIII – General Synod Pension Plan

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Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 47
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 47
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to Canon VIII as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the underlined portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the Canon.
CARRIED Act 47
Notes
The text of the amendments to Canon VIII, presented as Appendix A to the resolution, follows:
Underline indicates deletion, bold indicates addition [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. and underline indicated by curly brackets i.e. {}]
1.b)ii) "Bishop" means the Bishop of any Diocese of The Anglican Church of Canada,
4.b) To make and amend Regulations establishing the terms of the Pension Plan and the Long Term Disability Plan and providing for the administration thereof, subject to the approval of the Council of General Synod. {These} Regulations shall be {become} effective from the date {of approva}l by the Council of General Synod and shall remain in effect until the next session of the General Synod {at which time} they will cease to be in effect unless confirmed by the General Synod. The general principle to be observed when considering matters relating to the Long Term Disability Plan shall be the maintenance of a rate of contribution, paid by Members or by Participating Employers where so provided by applicable Regulations, adequate to support the benefits and the establishment of appropriate amounts reserved or retained in respect of claims, whether or not known to the Pension Committee.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon VIII
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to Canon XII and the Regulations – Continuing Education Plan

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9760
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 48
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 48
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to Canon XII and the Regulations effective January 1, 2008 as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the underlined portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the Canon and the Regulations. [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. and underline indicated by curly brackets i.e. {}]
CARRIED Act 48
Notes
The text of the amendments to Canon XII and the Regulations, presented as Appendix A to the resolution, follows:
a) There shall be a plan to provide resources for continuing education of the clergy and lay persons who are employed by dioceses and other employers who are affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada. The sole purpose of the Plan is to provide education or training for such clergy or lay persons in order to improve their work or work-related skills and abilities.
b) The plan shall be called the 'Continuing Education Plan of The Anglican Church of Canada' and is hereinafter referred to as the Continuing Education Plan. or the .Plan.
c) The Administrator of the Continuing Education Plan shall be the Pension Office unless the Pension Committee determines otherwise.
2.
a) {Those} participating dioceses and {other} employers {referenced in section 1.(a) above, that are assessed under paragraph 2(b) above shall be .Members. of the Continuing Education Plan and shall be subject to the provisions of Canon XII and its regulations.}
b) {No clergy or lay person is eligible to be a Member of the Plan.}
a) There shall be a fund designated as the 'Continuing Education Fund of The Anglican Church of Canada', hereinafter referred to as the .Continuing Education Fund. or the .Fund., for the purpose of providing benefits in accordance with the regulations. {approved by the Council of General Synod.}
b) The Continuing Education Fund shall be funded by the Members.
4. {Accounts}
a) {Bishops and members of the} Clergy who are on the register of a {diocese participating} {in the Plan}, may have an account {recorded} with the Continuing Education Plan {in order to monitor} contributions to the Fund, in respect of {a particular} clergy person and payments made for {his or her} education or training.
b) Lay {workers} in paid employment of a Member, upon application by the lay person and the employer, may have an account with the Continuing Education Plan {in order to monitor} contributions to the Fund in respect of {a particular} lay person and payments made for his or her education or training.
c) Persons who become eligible for an account with the Plan after reaching sixty years of age may choose {not} to have such an account.
d) When an employee ceases paid employment with a Member, the account will be frozen for a period of {2} years. {In the event of return to work for a participating employer} within {2} years {of ceasing participation, his/her account will be reactivated at the level it was upon leaving. After 2 years, a return to work will result in} a new account {being} .
e) {When an employee retires, he/she is no longer} eligible to make claims under the Plan, unless {continuing} to work in some capacity for a {Participating Employer.}
f) {Each} account {originates} on the first day of the {any} month. {An applicant becomes eligible for an account at the beginning of the first month} after {the date of the commencement of} continuous employment with a Member.
a) There shall be a Continuing Education Plan Administrative Unit responsible for the operation of the Plan, subject to the authority of the Council of General Synod. It shall report to the Council of General Synod through the Pension Committee.
b) The Continuing Education Plan Administrative Unit shall consist of:
- i) the Executive Director of the Pension Office Corporation; and
- ii) representatives of five Members of the Plan appointed by the Pension Committee at its first meeting following each regular session of the General Synod and as vacancies occur.
c) The functions of the Unit shall be: to advise the Administrator on matters of policy; to authorize payment of special and sabbatical grants, and expenses incurred in the administration of the Plan; and, from time to time, to propose changes in regulations to the Pension Committee.
d) The Administrative Unit may delegate authorization of the payment of special and sabbatical grants and expenses to the Administrator.
a) The policy and operation of the Plan shall be governed by the regulations appended to this Canon .
[Note in Margin beside Section 6. b)] Revised May 2008 Operationally effective Jan. 1, 2008 subject to General Synod’s approval in 2010
b) The Council of General Synod may from time to time alter or replace the regulations or any of them or make new regulations. The regulations or amendments shall be effective from the date fixed by the Council of General Synod and shall remain in effect until the next session of the General Synod when at which time they will cease to be in effect unless confirmed by the General Synod.
a) Members shall remit their assessments to the Administrator.
b) The Continuing Education Fund shall be held by the Trustees appointed pursuant to Canon VIII.
c) Payments out of the Fund for the cost of education or training of clergy or lay persons shall be authorized by the Administrator.
d) Withdrawals from the Fund for special and sabbatical grants and to defray expenses incurred in the administration of the Plan and the Fund shall be authorized by the Administrative Unit or the Administrator if so delegated.
- a) The assessments to sustain the fund shall be $450 per year from each member in respect of each of the Member‘s account holders.
- b) Assessments shall be paid quarterly and remitted within 30 days of the expiry of such period.
- a) A clergy or lay person may apply to the Administrator to obtain reimbursement for eligible education or training costs for his or her work, in respect of:
-- i) expenses for any continuing education program or course of study,
-- ii) the purchase of books or other study materials, or equipment,
-- iii) the purchase of computer hardware or software.
- b) An application for reimbursement must be approved by the applicant‘s bishop (or the bishop's deputy), or the director of the organization or department, as the case may be.
- c) The Administrator shall establish the form of application to be used under this section.
- a) Where the Administrative Unit approves an application under section 2, the reimbursement to the applicant will be paid to the extent of 75% from the Fund in respect of the applicant‘s account and 5% from the general assets of the Fund.
- b) The applicant shall pay the remaining 20% of the cost of his or her education or training.
- c) The Administrative Unit may:
-- i) suspend the operation of subsection a),
-- ii) reduce the percentage of a payment to be paid out of the general assets of the Fund if it determines that the level of the general assets of the Fund will not support the continued application of subsection a), or
-- iii) increase the percentage of a payment to be paid out of the general assets of the Fund if it determines that the level of the general assets of the Fund will support the increase.
- a) From time to time, as resources permit, special grants may be authorized by the Administrative Unit in addition to payments under section 2.
- b) Special grants of $300 or less may be authorized by the Administrator administrator in consultation with the chair of the Administrative Unit or the designate of the chair.
- c) From time to time, as resources permit, sabbatical grants may be authorized by the Administrative Unit for periods of full-time study of not less than eight weeks duration, after five years of eligibility in addition to payments under section 2.
- d) The Administrative Unit may establish:
-- i) guidelines to apply in considering applications for special grants and sabbatical grants, and
-- ii) the methods by which the Administrative Unit will consider and decide upon such applications.
- e) The Administrative Unit may delegate any of its authority under subsection a) or b) or c) to the Administrator.
- f) The Administrator may establish the form of application to be used for special grants and sabbatical grants.
Absence for continuing education from a parish or other place of employment shall be procured by the customary diocesan/organizational procedures.
a) The Administrator shall pay to those individual clergy or lay persons who were formerly members of the Plan the remaining amount of contributions made by such persons to the Fund as at December 31, 2007, after payment of approved expenses to December 31, 2007.
b) The remaining accumulated contributions from the Members shall stay in the Fund.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XII
Continuing education - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to the Long Term Disability Plan Pre-2005

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Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 51
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 51
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to the Long Term Disability Plan Pre-2005 as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the underlined portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the document.
CARRIED Act 51
Notes
The text of the amendments to the Long Term Disability Plan Pre-2005, presented as Appendix A to the resolution, follows:
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN PRE-2005 DOCUMENT
Bolded text is new and strikeout is removed [Sic. Should read "bold indicates addition and underline indicates deletion". In electronic database, "bolded" text is indicated by brackets and "underlined" text is indicated by {} brackets.]
SECTION G.4 - PAYMENTS FROM THE FUND
The Administrator will authorize the payment from the Fund of the following amounts:
- (a) Benefits payable under the Plan;
{- (b) administrative expenses and fees incurred in the operation of the Plan and Fund including but not limited to costs incurred by the Pension Committee, the Administrator and the Trustees in the operation of the Plan, custodial fees related to medical examinations and advice, legal fees, actuarial and consulting fees and rehabilitation expenses;}
- {(c)} any taxes payable by the Fund under any law of Canada or of a province of Canada.
Subjects
Insurance, Disability - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to the Regulations of Canon IX – Lay Retirement Plan

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9762
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 50
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 50
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to the Regulations of Canon IX as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the underlined portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the Regulations.
CARRIED Act 50
Notes
The text of the amendments to the Regulations of Canon IX, presented as Appendix A to the resolution, follows:
LAY RETIREMENT PLAN
REGULATIONS
Bold indicated addition, underline indicates deletion [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. and underline indicated by curly brackets i.e. {}]
REGULATION 2 - ELIGIBILITY & MEMBERSHIP
2.1. All lay employees of a Participating Employer shall be Members except as provided under sections 2 and 3 of this Regulation.
REGULATION 3 - CONTRIBUTIONS
4.(a) in respect of a Member who is in receipt of Pension after the December 31 coincident with or next following the Member's attainment of the age of {sixty-nine} years .
REGULATION 4 - RETIREMENT
4.3 Member who continues in Active Service subsequent to the Member's Normal Retirement Date shall receive a Pension calculated in accordance with Regulation 5 accruing on the first day of the month following the Member's retirement date. For purposes of the Plan, the Member's retirement date must be no later than the December 31 coincident with or next following the Member's attainment of the age of {sixty-nine} years .
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon IX
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada - Regulations
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Amendments to the Regulations of Canon VIII – General Synod Pension Plan

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9761
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 49
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 49
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to the Regulations of Canon VIII as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the underlined portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the Regulations.
CARRIED Act 49
Notes
The text of the amendments to the Regulations of Canon VIII, presented as Appendix A to the resolution, follows:
Underline indicates deletion, bold indicates addition [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. and underline indicated by curly brackets i.e. {}]
REGULATION 1 – DEFINITIONS
1.9(b)(i) has been continuous for a period of at least {three} years, or
REGULATION 3 - CONTRIBUTIONS
3.1 The Contributions required from each Participating Employer shall be as follows for all Members in Active Service:
- i) Effective January 1, 2004: 10% of Salary
- ii) Effective January 1, 2005: 8.3% of Salary
- iii) Effective January 1, 2006: 9.0% of Salary
- iv) Effective January 1, 2007: 10% of Salary
3.4 Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Contributions shall be made in respect of a Member after the December 31 coincident with or next following the Member's attainment of the age of {sixty nine} years .
REGULATION 4 - RETIREMENT
4.3 A Member who continues in Active Service, , subsequent to the Member's Normal Retirement Date shall receive a Pension calculated in accordance with Regulation 5.3 accruing on the first day of the month following the Member's retirement date. For purposes of the Plan, the Member's retirement date must be no later than the December 31st coincident with or next following the Member's attainment of the age of {sixty nine} years .
REGULATION 5 – RETIREMENT BENEFIT
5.1(b) for Years of Contributory Membership after December 31, 1960, percentages of Salary in accordance with the following table:
1961 to 1972 - 1.5%
1973 to 1975 - 1.6%
1976 to 1978 - 1.7%
1979 to 1980 - 1.8%
1981 to 1982 - 1.85%
1983 to 1996 - 1.9%
1997 to {2011} - 2.0%
{2012} and later - {1.9%}-
REGULATION 7 – LUMP SUM DEATH BENEFIT
7.1 {Death of a Member in Active Service}
{On the death of a Member in Active Service,}
{- (a) if a surviving Partner‘s allowance is payable pursuant to Regulation 8, no lump sum benefit is payable except as provided under section 1(d) of this Regulation;}
{- (b) if no surviving Partner‘s allowance is payable pursuant to Regulation 8, the Member's beneficiary shall receive a lump sum benefit equal to the greater of:}
{-- (i) the Member's Contributions pursuant to Regulation 3.2 together with Interest; or}
{-- (ii) the commuted value of the benefit accrued by the Member after December 31, 1986;}
{- (c) if the Member has not had at least five years of Contributory Membership, the Member's beneficiary shall receive a lump sum benefit equal to the greater of:}
{-- i) the Member's Contributions pursuant to Regulation 3.2 together with Interest; or}
{-- (ii) the commuted value of the benefit accrued by the Member after December 31, 1986.}
{- (d) where the deceased Member has a Partner at the time of the Member's death the Partner may elect to receive the commuted value of the benefit accrued by the Member after December 31, 1986 as a lump sum benefit, or in the form of an immediate or deferred annuity having the same commuted value, in which case any other benefits payable to the Partner under the Plan shall be reduced by an amount having the same commuted value.}
--(iii) a deferred annuity whose commuted value is equal to the lump sum death benefit under Regulation 7.1(a).>
REGULATION 8 - SURVIVING PARTNER'S ALLOWANCE
8.1. Death of a Member in Active Service
- {a) On the death of a Member in Active Service who had at least five years of contributory membership, the surviving Partner of the Member shall may elect to receive a surviving Partner's allowance equal to 60% of the Pension accrued by the Member to date pursuant to Regulation 5.1.
REGULATION 15 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
15.10 {Solvency}
In the event that the Contributions payable pursuant to Regulation 3 are insufficient {maintain the solvency of the Plan} in accordance with {the requirements of the Pension Benefits Act, 1987 (Ontario) and regulations thereunder}, the Plan shall be amended to restore the {solvency thereof} .
{15.11. Transfer}
{- (a) A Member on entering the Plan may transfer into the Pension Fund monies from a pension plan of the Member's previous employer and there shall be credited to the Member such additional amount of Pension as may be determined by the Trustees on the advice of the Actuary.}
{- (b) A Member may, subject to Applicable Pension Legislation, transfer into the Pension Fund monies from a registered retirement savings plan of the Member. Such monies may be applied either:}
{-- (i) to credit to the Member such additional amount of Pension as may be determined by the Trustees on the advice of the Actuary; or}
{-- (ii) as additional voluntary contributions pursuant to Regulation 14}
REGULATION 17 - AMENDMENTS AND TERMINATION OF THE PLAN
17.1.(a) where the amendment is made pursuant to Regulation 15.10 in order to restore the {solvency of the Plan} or
SCHEDULE A - BONUS ADDITIONS TO ACCRUED PENSIONS
1.(b) for Years of Contributory Membership after December 31, 1960, percentages of Salary in accordance with the following table:
{2012} and later - {1.9%} -
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon VIII
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada - Regulations
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Strengthening Partnership with Diocese of Jerusalem

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9755
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 43
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 43
Mover
The Rt. Rev. John Chapman
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod:
1) In thanksgiving for the long partnership of the Anglican Church of Canada with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, commit the Anglican Church of Canada to:
- a. Pray for peace, calling on Canadian Anglicans to:
-- i. pray regularly for the diocese of Jerusalem and for Christians in the Land of the Holy One, and for peace for all people in Palestine and Israel
-- ii. designate one Sunday a year for prayers. (According to the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, Jerusalem is particularly remembered on Palm Sunday.)
- b. Educate for peace, encouraging Canadian Anglicans to:
-- i. study the history and current events of the land of the diocese of Jerusalem, including Jerusalem, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
-- ii. post links on parish and diocesan websites to Anglican Church of Canada, KAIROS, Anglican Communion, World Council of Churches and Diocese of Jerusalem websites
-- iii. host and/or participate in at least one event a year to discuss and learn about realities and issues of Palestinian and Arab Christians in the Middle East, in partnership with ELCIC events as possible
-- iv. enable Canadian distribution of Palestinian products and services
- c. Strengthen relationships for peace by:
-- i. supporting the formation of national network of Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
-- ii. broadening the profile of St. George‘s College Jerusalem, in collaboration with the North American Regional Council of St. George‘s College
-- iii. inviting financial and other forms of support from Canadian Anglicans for the health care, educational, and interfaith ministries of the diocese.
-- iv. fostering links with the Diocese of Jerusalem through the Theological Students International Internship Program, Volunteers in Mission, and the new companionship between the dioceses of Jerusalem and Ottawa
-- v. promoting Canadian Anglican group visits to Land of the Holy One in cooperation with the diocese of Jerusalem and Christian tour guides
2) And:
- a) Request the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee to provide information, guidelines, and resources for parishes and dioceses to participate in multi-faith dialogues in their own communities; and
- b) Request the Partners in Mission and Ecojustice Committee to develop a resource for Canadian Anglican pilgrims to the region.
CARRIED Act 43
Notes
[The Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani and Mrs. Shafeeqa Dawani attended General Synod as Overseas Partners. Bishop Dawani and Mrs. Dawani addressed Synod. The text of Bishop Dawani's address is included in the official Journal of Proceedings as Appendix c.]
Subjects
Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. Diocese of Jerusalem
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
Peace - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Middle East - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Palestinian Arabs - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Palestinian Christians
St. George's College (Jerusalem)
Pilgrims and pilgrimages - Middle East
Tourism - Middle East
Tourism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Dawani, Suheil, 1951-
Dawani, Shafeeqa
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United Nations – International Maritime Organization (UN-IMO) Year of the Seafarer 2010

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9781
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 69
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 69
Mover
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Seconder
Mr. Glen Mitchell
Text
That this General Synod:
1. recognize that the United Nations and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have declared 2010 as the Year of the Seafarer;
2. commend the ministry of the Missions to Seafarers in ports throughout Canada;
3. recognize that all Canadians benefit from the important work that seafarers do in our import/export economy;
4. pay tribute to the world's seafarers for their unique contribution to society and recognizes the risks they shoulder in the execution of their duties in an often hostile environment; and
5. encourage all dioceses and parishes in the Anglican Church of Canada to celebrate the UN-IMO Year of the Seafarer with an appropriate liturgical or special event during the year 2010.
CARRIED Act 69
Subjects
Year of the Seafarer (2010)
Mission to Seafarers
Seafarers - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with seafarers
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