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Amendments to Canon IX - The Lay Retirement Plan

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Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 40
Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 40
Mover
Bishop Robert Townshend
Seconder
Archbishop Tom Morgan
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to Canon IX as approved by the Council of General Synod. Attached is the Canon and the amended section is shown in bold. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 40
Notes
Note: Canon IX is attached as Appendix B.
[In the electronic database bold type is indicated by pointed brackets i.e. ].)
APPENDIX B
CANON IX
LAY RETIREMENT PLAN
1. The Lay Retirement Plan is established to provide Pensions for lay employees of the Church who are not members of the General Synod Pension Plan.
2. There shall be a fund established in conjunction with the Plan under a written trust agreement in Canada, which fund shall be designated as "The Lay Retirement Fund", for the purpose of providing benefits in accordance with this Canon and the Regulations. The Lay Retirement Fund shall be composed of the monies received from the Participating Employers and Members, transfers and other amounts for provision of Plan benefits together with interest, dividends, earnings, accumulations and accretions, less the amounts expended in the payment of Plan benefits and the expenses of administration of the Plan and the Lay Retirement Fund.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon IX
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada - Lay employees
Laity - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendment to the Constitution - Repeal and Replace Section 47 - Organization of the National Staff

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Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 42
Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 42
Mover
The Hon. R. Stevenson
Seconder
Archdeacon J. Boyles
Text
That Section 47 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
IX. ORGANIZATION OF THE NATIONAL STAFF
a) All staff employed by the General Synod shall be responsible to the Primate as Chief Executive Officer, for the performance of their duties.
b) The organization of the National Staff shall be under the direction of the Primate, in consultation with the Officers of the General Synod. CARRIED Act 42
Notes
Mr. Stevenson, as Chair of the Organization Committee's Handbook Task Force, extended appreciation to the members of the task force: Bishop Eric Bays (Qu'Appelle), Mr. Carl Holm (Nova Scotia), Canon Don Landon (Algoma) and Archdeacon Bud Raymond (New Westminster).
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Handbook Task Force
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Anglican Church Women - The Commission on Women

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Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Miss Frances Wilmot
Seconder
Bishop of Kootenay
Text
For the purpose of providing equal opportunity and advancement for full-time women workers in the Anglican Church of Canada as well as to provide for the wider employment of their skills and experience, be it resolved:
That facilities be made available through a Central Registry at national church headquarters to secure and provide the necessary information for the employment and deployment of all full-time women workers in the Anglican Church of Canada; and, that information regarding the Central Registry be widely publicized throughout the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Women - Employment
Women church workers - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canon XV - Women Workers' Retirement Fund

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. D.C. Mackintosh
Seconder
Bishop of Montreal
Text
That the present Canon be repealed, and that the following be enacted:
1. There shall be a Fund known as "The Women Workers' Retirement Fund", hereinafter called the "Fund", for the purpose of providing pensions for retired and disabled women workers.
2. The Fund shall consist of all such moneys as may be received from time to time for the purposes of the Fund, by way of contributions received from, or assessed upon any woman worker, or her employer, and by way of gift, bequest or in any other way. The moneys of the Fund shall be invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund of General Synod.
3. The Fund shall be administered by the Pension Board.
4. The Board shall:
(a) Administer such moneys as may be entrusted to it from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Canon.
(b) Have power to make such regulations as may from time to time seem necessary or advisable for the administration of the Fund.
(c) Maintain such financial and other records for each member of the Fund as it may from time to time determine; and
(d) Prepare an annual report and financial statement for presentation to General Synod or the Executive Council thereof.
5. A graduate of the Anglican Women's Training College, or of any similar institution, or a woman who has been "set apart" as a deaconess and who is employed full time in the work of the Church, may become a member of the Fund by application to the Board. The provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of present members of the Fund who do not meet with these qualifications.
6. Each member of the Fund shall contribute the sum of five dollars monthly so long as she remains a member and is not in receipt of benefits hereunder.
7. The employer of a member shall remit to the Board such amounts as the Actuary of the Board shall certify are required, when added to the contributions of the members under Section 6 hereof, to provide the benefits specified in Section 8 hereof.
8. Subject to the due payment of all sums required by Sections 6 and 7:
(a) A member who had not yet attained the age of fifty years on joining the Fund shall be entitled to be paid, commencing on the first day of the month following that in which she attains the age of sixty-five years, a monthly pension of Fifty Dollars so long as she shall live.
(b) A member who was fifty or more years of age on joining the Fund shall be entitled to be paid, commencing on the first day of the month following that in which she attains the age of seventy years, a monthly pension calculated at the rate of Twenty Dollars per annum for each completed year of service.
(c) A member who is required to retire on account of ill-health before becoming eligible for benefits under subsections (a) or (b) hereof, may, at the discretion of the Board, be paid a monthly pension so long as she shall live, in such amount not exceeding Fifty Dollars as the Board shall determine in all the circumstances to be equitable.
(d) In the event of the death of a member before she shall have commenced to receive benefits hereunder there shall be paid to her personal representatives the total of the amounts paid by such member under section 6 hereof, together with such interest thereon as the Board may determine.
(e) In the event of the withdrawal of a member from full time employment in the work of the Church (save under subsections (a), (b), or (c) hereof) there shall be paid to her the total of the amounts paid by such member under Section 6 hereof, together with such interest thereon as the Board may determine.
(f) In the event of the death or withdrawal of a member, as outlined in subsection (d) or (e) hereof, the Board shall have the authority to make such payment of the employer's contributions as seems equitable in all the circumstances of the case, providing no such refund shall be made if the term of service is less than five years. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XV
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada - Pensions
Women - Employment
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Anglican Women's Training College (Toronto, Ont.)
Deaconesses - Anglican Church of Canada - Pensions
Women church workers - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
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Committee on Constitution and Canons

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Date
1962 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1962 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor Harris
Seconder
Mr. J.W. Graham
Text
That Section 6, subsection (1), relating to Jurisdiction of the Synod (Handbook, pp. 17-19), be amended to read as follows:
Immediately after clause (n):
"(nn) The administration of a group insurance plan for the benefit of the clergy and lay employees of the Church." CARRIED unanimously in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Insurance, Health - Canada
Insurance, Health - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Consideration of Changes to Pension Plan

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Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 118
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 118
Mover
Rev. G. Colbourne
Seconder
Most Rev. S. Payne
Text
That this General Synod direct the Pension Committee and the Board of Trustees of the General Synod Pension Plan to consider changes in the Plan to provide for:
(a) Retirement of Pension Plan members after 35 years of service without penalty, and to
(b) Base pension income on the member's best five years of earnings instead of the present formula based on 40 years; and to
report to the next meeting of the National Executive Council. CARRIED Act 118
Subjects
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
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Council on Full-Time Women Workers (see page 453)

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Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Kootenay
Seconder
Bishop of Brandon
Text
In place of the substantive resolution No. 2, page 329 of the Convening Circular.
That the Primate be asked to give the Council one further year for study and action and then discharge it in favour of a Personnel Division for both men and women. And further that the Primate be asked to constitute the Council as a Sub-committee of the proposed new Commission on Women. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council on Full-Time Women Workers
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada - Personnel management
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada
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Executive Staff Housing

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Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. W.R. Kay
Seconder
Mr. G.A. Donald
Text
That the Administration and Finance Committee be authorized to develop specific proposals to permit mortage loans to be made to national executive staff, and that the National Executive Council be authorized to approve the plan developed by the Committee, for implementation. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Administration and Finance Committee
Mortgage loans
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
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Fair Employment Practices

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Date
1977 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 85
Date
1977 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 85
Mover
Miss Pauline MacDonald
Seconder
The Rev. J.A. MacKenzie
Text
That this General Synod commends the First Report of the Task Force on Fair Employment Practices to the National Executive Council, dioceses and parishes for examination and action in relation to their current practices before next General Synod.
The original Motion was put and CARRIED ACT 85
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Employment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Guidelines for Fair Employment Practices
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Lay Retirement Fund

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. E.T.C. Orde
Seconder
Bishop of Montreal
Text
That Canon XIV (Handbook, p.113) be repealed, and the following enacted in its place:
LAY RETIREMENT FUND
1. Definitions
In this Canon
(a) "Fund" means "The Lay Retirement Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada."
(b) "Board" means the Pension Board set up under the provisions of Canon VIII (Department of Pensions).
(c) "Lay Worker" means any person not in Holy Orders, employed by the General Synod, a Provincial or Diocesan Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, or any department or board thereof, or by any institution as defined herein, parish or parochial corporation, and as such in receipt of a salary, wages, or other remuneration, and includes a deaconess of the Church employed as such.
(d) "Institution" includes a college, school, hospital, home, orphanage, deaconess house, training school, refuge, mission ship, motor van, parochial corporation or vestry whether incorporated or not, conducted or maintained in whole or jointly with other Christian Churches, or in which the Church or any diocese has any interest or share in the management or government thereof.
(e) "Employer" means Diocese, Synod, Department, Board or Institution employing any lay worker.
(f) "Salary" means the full regular income received by a lay worker as defined in this Section.
(g) "Member" means a lay worker who has made application and has been accepted into the fund.
2. The Fund
(1) There shall be a Fund to be designated "The Lay Retirement Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada" for the purpose of providing annuities for lay workers, in accordance with this Canon or any amendments thereof.
(2) The Fund shall consist of:
(a) All moneys now or at any time hereafter held by the General Synod for the purpose of providing pensions or annuities for lay workers as herein defined;
(b) All moneys given, bequethed to, or received by the General Synod or Pension Board and designated for such purpose;
(c) Moneys received from a Diocese, Department, Board, Institution or Parochial Corporation in connection with any obligation assumed on their behalf;
(d) The annual contributions received from or assessed upon the employer of any lay worker and upon such lay worker.
(3) The Fund shall be invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund, as defined in Canon IX.
(4) The Board of Finance shall furnish the Pension Board with half-yearly statements of the Fund.
3. Administration
(1) The Board established under the Canon relating to the Pension Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada (Canon VIII) and herein referred to as the Board, shall administer the Lay Retirement Fund and carry out the provisions of this Canon.
(2) The Board in respect of this Canon and the Lay Retirement Fund shall have power and authority:
(a) To receive the annual contributions or assessments made upon the salaries of lay workers under this Canon;
(b) To keep a detailed record of all persons who are or may become eligible for benefits under this Canon;
(c) To make such regulations as it may deem necessary for the proper administration of the Fund; all such regulations to be reported to the General Synod at the session thereof next following their adoption and be subject to review and amendment by the Synod, or the Executive Council;
(d) To determine all questions of eligibility and receive and pass upon all applications for annuities or other benefits under this Canon;
(e) To have charge in general of the administration of the Fund;
(f) To appoint such officers as the Board may deem necessary;
(3) The Board shall make an annual report to the Executive Council, except in the year that the General Synod may meet, when a report covering the period since the last General Synod shall be made to the Synod.
4. Membership in the Fund
The following shall be eligible for membership in the Fund:
(a) Future lay workers in a department of General Synod, having attained the age of twenty-five, and upon completing six months continuous employment must become members.
In special cases, upon written request of the employer and employee, and upon approval of the Pension Board, waiting periods, ages, and membership may be waived.
(b) Present lay workers in a department of General Synod may continue under such terms of employment, participation or otherwise in existing retirement funds as they presently exist. If desired, a present lay worker will be accepted into membership in the Fund, on such basis as is mutually acceptable to their present employer, the lay worker, and the Pension Board.
(c) Other lay workers as defined herein upon application by the lay worker, the employer, and approval of the Pension Board.
(d) Each lay worker shall furnish in a form satisfactory to the Pension Board, such data, name of beneficiary, and address, as may be required on becoming members of the Fund.
5. Contributions to the Fund
(1) Each member or applicant shall agree to contribute to the Fund a sum equal to five per cent of his salary in monthly or quarterly payments.
The employer, by whom the salary of such lay worker is paid, shall undertake to pay to the Pension Board this amount out of the salary of the lay worker, and a further equal sum is to be contributed and paid to the Pension Board by the employer.
(2) A member may contribute an amount in excess of five percent of salary into the Fund, up to the limit allowed by the Dominion Income Tax Act, but the employer's contributions shall not exceed five percent of such member's salary.
6. Benefits
(1) The normal retirement date will be the first of the month following the attainment of age sixty-five in the case of a male lay worker, or age sixty in the case of a female lay worker.
If the employer extends the lay worker's period of employment beyond that date, then the lay worker's and employer's contributions shall continue to be paid into the Fund as theretofore during the extended period.
(2) The employer's contributions shall vest in the lay worker as follows:
If membership in the plan is less than five years - no vesting.
After five years - twenty-five percent of employer's contributions. Increasing by five percent for each year thereafter until fully vested.
In any event full vesting will take place on the normal retirement date, and upon permanent disability of the lay worker.
If a lay worker has no break in employment in the service of "The Church of England in Canada," but changes employer, there shall be no change in status insofar as number of years of membership in the Fund. Former employer's contributions on behalf of that member will remain in the fund until ultimate vesting is determined. If before normal retirement a lay worker who has had a change of employer, severs employment with the Church, then any non-vested employer contributions, on the basis of years and amounts of contributions to the percentage vested, will be returned to the former employer concerned.
(3) On the normal retirement date, or later if extended employment has taken place, the Pension Board shall apply the total employer's contributions and the lay worker's contributions, with interest, to purchase an immediate life annuity in favour of the lay worker.
This annuity to be purchased from the Government Annuity Branch, but at the request of the lay worker, and with the Pension Board's approval, an alternative form of annuity may be purchased, either from the Government or a licensed Life Insurance Company in lieu of a life annuity.
(4) Upon the Pension Board being furnished with acceptable proof of a permanent disability, necessitating a severance of employment of the lay worker, the Pension Board is empowered to take the total contributions of the employer and lay worker, and purchase an immediate life annuity, or such other form of annuity as is permitted under the preceding subsection (3). If necessary and the Pension Board approves, the total of employer's and lay worker's contributions may be paid in cash to the lay worker in lieu of an annuity.
(5) In the event of the death of a member in the fund, such member's contributions and vested employer's contributions shall be paid to the beneficiary of that member.
(6) If for any reason, voluntary or involuntary, other than by death, retirement, or disability, a lay worker's employment is terminated, the lay worker may:
(a) Have a cash return of all personal contributions, and any vested employer contributions, without interest.
(b) Have a paid-up annuity to commence at the normal retirement date as can be purchased by all personal contributions and any vested employer contributions, with interest, up to the date employment terminated.
(7) Upon application by the member, and the employer, and with the consent of the Pension Board, a lay worker may withdraw from further membership in the fund without severing employment.
The lay worker's interest in the fund will be adjusted as of that date. Any contributions applicable to the lay worker will be held until complete severance of employment takes place, and then such adjusted contributions shall be dealt with as outlined above.
(8) In the event of the employer's contributions not being completely vested in the lay worker upon severance of employment with the Church, such non-vested employer's contributions shall be refunded to the employer.
7. Gifts
Should the fund received any gifts, or money as outlined in Section 2, subsection 2(b), the yearly income earned by such money may be applied as a credit on a pro rata basis to all lay workers' normal 5% of salary contributions. This credit shall be used only to apply to the purchase of annuities upon the disability or normal retirement of a lay worker.
8. Effective Date
This canon as amended shall come into force as of January 1st, 1956. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIV
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada - Lay employees
Laity - Anglican Church of Canada
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