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Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-11-97
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-11-97
Mover
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Seconder
Dean J. Merrett
Prologue
In a committee of the whole members discussed the draft budget. Archdeacon David Ashdown and Mr. Jim Cullen responded to questions.
Text
That the Council of General Synod approve the 1998 budget. CARRIED #08-11-97
Notes
The Primate expressed appreciation to the presenters for the clarity of the budget documentation.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Budget - Anglican Church of Canada
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Budget for General Synod 2001

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7054
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-11-97
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-11-97
Mover
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Seconder
Archdeacon A. Skirving
Text
That the budget for Synod 2001 be approved through the normal process before any financial obligations relating to that Synod are contracted. CARRIED #11-11-97
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (36th : 2001 : Waterloo, Ont.) - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
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Continuing Education Plan

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7069
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 23-11-97
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 23-11-97
Mover
Ven. A. Skirving
Seconder
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Text
That the Council of General Synod ask the Hon. R. Stevenson to prepare an amendment to Canon XII for presentation to General Synod that the continuing education funds be invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund or such other fund that may be considered appropriate by the Pension Committee. CARRIED #23-11-97
Subjects
Continuing education - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XII
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Costs for General Synod 1998

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7053
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-97
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-97
Mover
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Seconder
Bishop A. Hutchison
Text
That the Council of General Synod take appropriate steps to ensure that costs for General Synod 1998, particularly video broadcasting, be limited to the budgeted amount and, if cost overruns appear likely, the FMD Committee's Chair's Advisory Committee must be consulted. CARRIED #10-11-97
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (35th : 1998 : Montreal, Que.) - Finance
Television broadcasting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Mass media in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Video
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Diocesan/National Consultations 1997/98 - Proposal from Mission Coordination Group re Consultations

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Date
1998 March 6-8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 27-03-98
Date
1998 March 6-8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 27-03-98
Mover
Canon A. Box
Seconder
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Prologue
Ms. Janet Marshall Eibner, Coordinator, was welcomed and presented the report. Twenty-five (out of 26) consultations have been completed and an approximate 700 people have participated.
Text
That this Council of the General Synod accept in principle the Proposal from the Mission Coordination Group and ask the Financial Management and Development Committee to make provision in the 1998 budget and beyond, for this important planning work. CARRIED #27-03-98
Notes
*See proposal attached.
[Document 024-04-98-93]
Proposal from Mission Coordination Group re Diocesan/National Consultations
SUGGESTED RESOLUTION:
That this Council of General Synod accept in principle the Proposal from the Mission Coordination Group and ask the Financial Management and Development Committee to make provision in the 1998 budget and beyond for this important planning work.
BACKGROUND
The Diocesan/National Consultations that have been conducted between September, 1997 and March, 1998 have been, for the most part, very positive. We recommend a continuation of the process of consulting with dioceses, particularly though not exclusively around strategic planning. The Mission Coordination Group offers the following proposal.
Purposes:
- To enhance the relationship between the dioceses and the General Synod.
- To build common ownership of the mission of the church at the diocesan and national levels.
Responsibility:
- The responsibility for consultative national planning rests with the Council of General Synod. It is suggested that a sub-committee of COGS be given the responsibility for ensuring a regular schedule of consultations between dioceses and the General Synod.
- The General Secretary should be responsible for ensuring the staffing of the consultative process.
Principles:
- Intentional consultation between the General Synod and the dioceses needs to be viewed as an ongoing and necessary process in the life of the church.
- Personal, face-to-face contact is needed in order to build on and enhance existing positive relationships between dioceses and the General Synod.
- The consultative process must be two-way, with both the General Synod and the dioceses taking initiative to consult.
- There should be a variety of models used in the consultative process, to be agreed upon diocese by diocese.
- Consultation should happen in formalized gatherings, and also in informal conversations and visits.
- Formal consultations should be held more than once in a triennium.
- The "consultants" representing the General Synod, should be teams of both staff and volunteers.
- Diocesan members of General Synod should be given special responsibility in their home dioceses to ensure ongoing consultation between Synods.
Models:
The following models are suggested, and can be combined and added to as appropriate:
- Gathering diocesan leadership to consult with the General Synod team.
- Piggybacking a consultation onto a Diocesan Executive Council meeting.
- Piggybacking a consultation onto a Diocesan Synod.
- Assigning to each diocese a General Synod Consulting Team, for ongoing contact between formal consultations.
Immediate Concerns:
- It is important to build on the current enthusiasm, and therefore, to schedule a round of consultations soon after General Synod.
- The support of bishops is necessary to the success of the proposal, so a team from COGS should request time on the agenda of the next House of Bishops meeting in order to promote this proposal and seek enthusiastic support.
- The new COGS, appointed at General Synod, should, at their meeting at the end of Synod, appoint a sub-committee to plan this consultative process. This will enable the work to proceed without interruption.
- Delegates to General Synod should be made aware of their responsibility in the proposed job description for General Synod members and by requesting the Primate to note this responsibility in his instructions to Synod members.
- The first round of consultations should be conducted soon after General Synod, and should focus on the implications of the decisions made at General Synod for the life of the dioceses.
- The teams, composed of a volunteer, a General Synod staff person and a diocesan contact person (preferably a Synod member) should be named as soon as possible, to ensure speedy planning in the post-Synod period.
Budget:
- There are budget implications to this proposal, which should be addressed by COGS.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses
Diocesan consultations - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 49
Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 49
Mover
Mr. R. Welch
Seconder
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Text
That the following No Debate List procedure be adopted for use at this General Synod:
a) the Resolutions Committee in consultation with the movers shall identify resolutions likely to be approved without debate. Those resolutions shall be listed, by number and title, on a No Debate List on the Orders of the Day;
b) the No Debate List shall be read at the beginning of the first session of the day;
c) when the No Debate List is read, upon the request of any member of Synod, any resolution shall be removed from the list and scheduled for debate at a time arranged by the Agenda Committee;
d) each resolution remaining on the No Debate List shall be decided in turn without debate except that the mover of the resolution may speak for not more than three minutes. CARRIED Act 49
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (34th : 1995 : Ottawa, Ont.) - Resolutions
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Rules and practice
No debate list
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PWRDF Budget 1998

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7052
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-97
Date
1997 November 5-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-97
Mover
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Seconder
Dean J. Merrett
Prologue
There was considerable discussion regarding communication of this budget, relative to total operating/administrative expenses and it was suggested that PWRDF, in 1999, be requested to provide a narrative budget together with a line-item budget.
Text
That the Council of General Synod approve the 1998 Primate's World Relief and Development Fund Budget. CARRIED #09-11-97
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) - Budget
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
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Report of Financial Management and Development Committee - Approval of 1997 General Synod Budget

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6835
Date
1996 November 7-10
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 25-11-96
Date
1996 November 7-10
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 25-11-96
Mover
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Seconder
Mr. D. Cumming
Text
That the 1997 General Synod Budget, including the Primate's Fund budget, be approved. CARRIED #25-11-96
Subjects
Budget - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) - Finance
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Report of Financial Management and Development Committee - Approval of 1997 PWRDF Budget

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6834
Date
1996 November 7-10
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 24-11-96

Report of the Anglican Task Force on Ecumenical Coalitions - Referral of Appendix 3

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official63
Date
1996 March 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 37-03-96
Date
1996 March 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 37-03-96
Mover
Archdeacon D. Ashdown
Seconder
Ms. L. Roff
Text
That the Council of the General Synod refer Appendix 3 on "ACC Relations with the Coalition Priorities and Administration Committee" [CPAC] to:
1. our representatives on CPAC in order to communicate our concerns and recommendations;
2. our "in house" legal authority for recommendations. CARRIED #37-03-96
Notes
See Appendix 3 attached to these minutes.
Council expressed its thanks to the members of the task force, chaired by Dean Peter Coffin (Ottawa), upon completion of its work.
APPENDIX 3
NEC Task Force on Ecumenical Social Justice Work
ACC Relations with the Coalitions Priorities and Administration Committee
1. Legal questions
It is necessary for board members to be adequately equipped, e.g., personnel issues, basic understanding of some legal issues. Board members do not think about the risks when they join boards. Consult with lawyer Rod MacDowell on these issues. In the discussion it was noted that these concerns also apply to volunteers on national church committees. The Task Force supports the CPAC investigation of the question of "who is the employer of coalition staff?" There are virtues in both flexibility and "nailed-down-ness." There needs to be a time frame for resolution of the legal questions.
Recommendations
- Workshop with volunteers on boards regarding legal liability, "due diligence," personnel issues
- Clarify what are the obligations of the ACC to the board member, e.g., providing them proper training (mutual accountability issues)
- It would be good if those doing work for CPAC on the question of "who is the employer of coalition staff?" could get possible future scenarios with the range of possibilities and not just a ruling on the present situation. There shold be a time-frame for this work.
2. Remandating questions (CPAC/ACC)
One problem is that different ACC funding sources of the same coalition (e.g., PIM and PWRDF funding of three "international coalitions") may have different priorities for that coalition's work - so that one funding source is happy with the coalition as it presently is and does not want remandating while another funding source is unhappy and wants remandating. What is the "ACC priority" or the "ACC message"? Is there one ACC priority with different emphases reflecting the different aspects of partnership (the best scenario) or are there actually conflicting priorities? Another question: Does the amount of funding a funding source puts into a coalition affect how much say that source has in remandating and setting priorities of that coalition? Less funding, less weight? In light of the multiple parties in the priority-setting process, maybe priorities can be only "high," "medium" or "low" and nothing beyond that. It is important to note that remandating has to balance priorities of all the churches/funding sources. Another question: how does a coalition board decide to re-mandate or not to re-mandate? Who votes? Criteria? Church input is necessary because sometimes board members have very strong identification with the board and the coalition's work. Is it possible that if churches around the board are happy with the coalition's priorities and work, there is no need for remandating? In the discussion it was noted that even if some believe that remandating of a particular coalition is not needed, the exercise is still very valuable. In the past, remandating has been assumed to be necessary and useful. The Task Force supports this view.
- The Task Force supports the CPAC understanding of remandating, that is, as done by the board with clear ownership by the churches
- Where different Anglican Church of Canada Standing Committees have different priorities or disagree on the direction a coalition should take in its remandating, the two Standing Committees should have direct conversation and come to a common decision before ACC staff and volunteers report the ACC position to the coalition
- Where a coalition is uneasy about entering a remandating process, CPAC send one of its members to talk with the board.
3. Future directions of CPAC
The Task Force discussed two visions of a future CPAC:
- "leaner" version: More like the Mission Coordination Group. The difficulty is that the churches do need a place to coordinate administration of coalitions and to do priority-setting of ecumenical social justice work. Where to do it if CPAC doesn't? CPAC is already quite lean with only one part-time administrative staff and quarterly meetings.
- "fatter" version: CPAC becomes the "employer" of coalition staff as described in last year's Task Force recommendations. The difficulty is that there are 35 coalition staff. CPAC would have to hire personnel to do administration of this staff (participation in hiring panels, job reviews, etc.). The present CPAC could not do this.
After discussion, it was agreed that there were major problems with each of the above models.
Recommendation:
- Depending on legal advice, seriously investigate making CPAC the formal legal employer of coalition staff but still have decentralized implementation of personnel policy (hiring, job reviews, etc.) through boards. Whether or not CPAC would have to issue all pay cheques needs to be investigated.
Other recommendations:
- Coalition remandating needs to be part of the orientation of new Council of General Synod, PIM, PWRDF and EcoJustice Committee members.
- Eventually all three Standing Committees (PIM, PWRDF and EcoJustice) and the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples need to look at priorities and support of all 12 coalitions.
Subjects
Coalition Priorities and Administration Committee (CPAC)
Coalitions - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Canada
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