That this General Synod repeal Canon VII (Missionary Society) as now in force and enact the following new Canon:
1. The Society
There shall be a society for the general missionary work of the Church to be known as The Missionary Society of The Anglican Church of Canada and consisting of all members of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada.
2. Board of Directors
Subject to the authority of the General Synod the work of the Society shall be under the direction of a Board of Directors composed of
- i) all members of the Council of the General Synod elected or appointed under the Constitution of the General Synod, and
- ii) the officers of the Society.
a) The officers of the Society shall ensure the circulation, not later than five months after the close of the fiscal year, of an annual report to the members of the Society in any year that the General Synod meets, and to the members of the Board of Directors in years in which the General Synod does not meet.
b) The report shall include financial statements with respect to all funds held or monies received and disbursed in connection with the work of the Society.
c) The report shall be presented for approval to a meeting of the members of the Society in a year that the General Synod meets and to a meeting of the Board of Directors in years that the General Synod does not meet.
4. Meetings of the Society
There shall be a meeting of the members of the Society at the time and place fixed for any regular meeting of the General Synod.
5. Meetings of the Board of Directors
There shall be a meeting of the Board of Directors at least once in each year at the time and place fixed for a meeting of the Council of the General Synod.
6. Officers of the Society
a) The Primate is the President of the Society and the Chair of the Board of Directors.
b) The General Secretary of the General Synod is the Secretary of the Society and of the Board of Directors.
c) The Treasurer of the General Synod is the Treasurer of the Society.
d) The Board of Directors may appoint additional officers of the Society.
7. Receipts and Execution of Documents
a) All subscriptions, donations, bequests, collections or other funds received by the Society not designated by the donor for any specified object or purpose shall be designated by the Board of Directors.
b) The Treasurer shall have custody of the corporate seal of the Society.
c) All deeds, documents and releases requiring execution by the Society shall be sealed with its corporate seal and signed by two officers of the Society.
a) The personal property, securities and moneys which have been, now are, or hereafter become vested in or held by the Society shall be invested in The Anglican Church of Canada Consolidated Trust Fund under the management, administration and control of the Financial Management Committee of the General Synod.
b) Cash on hand and bank deposits shall be held for the Society by the General Synod.
- 1) amend section 33 a) of the Constitution of the General Synod by adding a new subsection viii) as follows:
-- viii) two members who may, but need not be, members of the General Synod, nominated by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples and elected by the General Synod; and
- 2) amend section 33 f) of the Constitution by adding a new subsection iv) as follows:
-- iv) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33 a) viii), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the Chair or Co-chairs of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples.
That this General Synod amend section 4 b) of the Constitution of the General Synod to read as follows:
- b) The General Secretary of the General Synod shall prepare a list of all business, notices of motion, petitions and memorials received by the General Secretary for submission to the synod and shall transmit a copy to every member of the synod at least 30 days before the day appointed for the holding of a meeting of the synod.
That this General Synod amend the Constitution of the General Synod as follows:
- 1) by amending section 13 b) to read:
-- b) The Primate shall be President of the General Synod, chairperson of the Council of the General Synod.> In the event of the inability of the Primate to act as the President or chairperson, the provincial metropolitan senior by election, or if none be present, the diocesan bishop senior by appointment or election, shall act.
- 2) by amending section 16 c) to read:
-- c) Under the direction of the Primate the General Secretary shall:
--- i) > of the General Synod>;
--- ii) make the necessary arrangements for meetings of the General Synod and Council of the General Synod and act as secretary of both bodies;
--- iii) perform such other duties as are defined by the Constitution, Rules of Order and Procedure, Canons and resolutions of the General Synod or the Council of the General Synod.;
- 3) by amending section 16 e) to read:
e) The General Secretary shall be assistant to the Primate in the Primate‘s capacity as President of the General Synod >.
- 4) by amending section 45 to read:
--- a) > the General Synod shall be responsible to the > for the performance of their duties.
--- b) The organization of the > staff > in consultation with the other Officers of the General Synod.
NOTE: Additions are in bold, deletions are in strikeout. [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. ; strikeout indicated by double pointed brackets i.e.>]
That this General Synod authorize the Council of the General Synod, at such time as it considers appropriate, to apply for continuance of the General Synod as a corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
That this Council of General Synod recommends to the General Synod that the Constitution be amended to include in the membership of the Council of General Synod two members appointed by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples. ADOPTED BY CONSENSUS #24-03-10
That the minutes of the 38th Session of the General Synod, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 19-25, 2007, as approved by the Certification of Minutes Committee and printed in the General Synod Journal, be adopted. CARRIED Act 3