"Healing Fund co-ordinator Esther Wesley told CoGS that, as of June 22  Giving with Grace, the Anglican Church of Canada's annual fundraising campaign, had raised $26,000 in money directly designated for the fund, which supports Indigenous healing projects. Funds collected without any specific designation totalled $249,000, Wesley said. ... Thus a total of $275,000 has been raised for the fund by Giving with Grace to date in 2017. In 2015, Giving with Grace raised $515,000". "A key focus for the fund remains keeping Indigenous languages alive, as many of them reach a critical point in their existence". "Reconciliation was the theme of a number of sessions at the meeting of CoGS. On June 24 , Melanie Delva, named the church's reconciliation animator last April , gave a presentation introducing her role. Much of it, she said, would consist in 'forming, equipping and resourcing a national team to encourage and sustain local engagement in the work of reconciliation".
"The Anglican Church of Canada's new reconciliation animator says the church needs to see reconciliation as a 'gospel imperative' that transforms how the church operates". "[Melanie] Delva has worked extensively on reconciliation-related issues throughout her 12 years as a church archivist for the diocese of New Westminster and the ecclesiastical synod of British Columbia and Yukon. Delva's role will involve implementing the national church's response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action, and supporting the reconciliation efforts of local congregations and Anglican groups". Delva will take up her new position on 1 June 2017.