"If you've been a recipient of an AFC [Anglican Foundation of Canada] grant or bursary, it's not too late to make a submission to the anniversary book. We are calling for stories from every province and from each decade in our history to give us a snapshot of how the Foundation has helped your church or diocese. Submit stories of 200-500 words with accompanying high-resolution photographs". [Text of entire article.]
"Inspirational Reading. 'Imagine That: Dreams, Hopes and Realities: Celebrating 60 Years of the Anglican Foundation of Canada $20 each. Over 100 grant recipients tell their stories in this commemorative book. In these stories you will read about the ways in which generosity became a transforming agent in parish communities and individual lives. For Children. 'Children's Prayers with Hope Bear'. Text by Judy Rois. Illustrations by Michele Nidenoff. $15 each. This fall you can help children learn to put their words into prayers. This beautifully illustrated resource includes prayers for church seasons, holidays and special moments in a child's life". [Text of entire article.]
"General Synod Journal of Proceedings, 1956. 'The Foundation should be very broad. The Foundation should enhance the work of the Church in all its aspects. There is no choice but to proceed'. On April 26, 1957 the Anglican Foundation of Canada was formally established. 'It is desirable to emphasize the national character of the church and that this can be best accomplished by means of a single charitable foundation bearing a simple and descriptive name. It is our view that many individuals are at a loss to know to whom to make donations for the work of the Church beyond the parish, and that the establishment of the proposed foundation would facilitate gifts and bequests and would enable appropriate emphasis to be made in a way that would be understandable to laymen'."
"Prepared by the Graphics department of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada". -- inside front cover.
"Digital format of this yearbook is available at www.anglicanfoundation.org". -- inside front cover.
"Against the backdrop of this remarkable year on the global front alongside the soaring high-tech panorama, the Anglican Foundation stepped into the currency of YouTube, Facebook, and blogging. ... Our hope is to continue to enhance our web presence and make use of social media more fully. .... Hope Bear took a whimsical journey across Canada, visiting people and projects funded by the Anglican Foundation and described in the colourful 2011 publication of 'The Happy Adventures of Hope Bear' ... New to our membership this year were children and young people as Foundation Friends from coast to coast, who showed no hesitation in donating toonies to begin in the process of creating a 'Kids Helping Kids' Trust Fund with the goal of helping make a difference for kids in Canada". "2011 was also a year of the creation of a Strategic Planning Team with the task of refreshing the Foundation's vision and mission with a view to determining priorities and practices. Part of this task included an all-member survey conducted in the fall, from which we received a 50% response. The survey's results will assist the strategic team in its ongoing mandate, taking great care to move ahead with a relevant and purposeful plan". -- p. 5-6.
Contents: Contents -- A Dream, for Today A Legacy for Tomorrow -- [Photos] -- From the Executive Director : "2011 was a remarkable year" / Judy Rois -- Staff 2011 -- Directors of the Board 2011 -- Individual Memberships 2011 -- Deceased Members -- [Photos] -- Corporate Memberships 2011 -- Projects and Awards 2011 -- Financial Highlights -- [Photos] Membership and Donation Form -- [Photos] -- Gift Planning.
At head of page: "60th Diamond Anniversary is in full swing !" "A fold-out wall chart that tells the story of AFC [Anglican Foundation of Canada] since its beginning in 1957, alongside Canadian, world and church events. Perfect for display in your parish. Approximately 6' x 2'. Available May 2017". [Text of entire article.]
The Anglican Foundation of Canada will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a series of celebrations in Vancouver, B.C. in May 2017. "'I think it's just blossoming', says [Archbishop Fred] Hiltz, who as primate is also chair of the Foundation. 'At this particular moment in its history, it's kind of like a springtime of fresh expression, and bursting with new opportunity and new life' (p. 8)". "One of the most valuable things about the Foundation, Hiltz says, is its broad geographical reach. Board member Fiona Brownlee who is also rural and Indigenous communities liaison for the diocese of Edmonton, agrees" (p. 8). "In the early days, the Foundation was focused on physical infrastructure -- helping churches fund roof repairs, installations of new bathrooms and the like. Board members say this remains an important part of its work. Archdeacon Sarah Usher, of the diocese of the Yukon, says that in the North especially, this work is hardly separable from funding ministry. 'If we don't have buildings, we don't have ministry', she says" (p. 8). "The Foundation is funded entirely by donations -- from individuals, parishes and dioceses. Its challenge, Brownlee says, is to continue to build its donor base. 'We actually enjoy giving away money, but we can't do that unless we're supported', she says" (p. 9) "To this end, [executive director Canon Judy] Rois says, the Foundation is trying to get its message out in a variety of ways, from running stories in diocesan papers, to social media, to giving talks across the country -- a challenge she says she enjoys" (p. 9).
A special edition of the newsletter in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Anglican Foundation of Canada which was established on 26 April 1957. "The first grant was made for a church and rectory in Schefferville in the Diocese of Quebec in 1957. Since that modest beginning more than $15 million in grants and low interest loans have been awarded. There is not a diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada which has not benefitted from support by the Foundation and year by year the total grows". "The Board of Directors meets three times a year and each year usually has 35-40 applications to consider. Each diocese is permitted to forward three applications a year and that privilege is also afforded to the four Provincial Synods in Canada, and the General Synod."
"We welcome emerging Canadian composers, 35 years or younger, to submit a new sacred anthem for SATB choir with piano or organ accompaniment, approximately 5 minutes in duration. The prize-winner will receive $2,000 and a premiere by Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Vancouver, BC in May 2017. Submission deadline: September 1, 2016". [Text of entire article.]
The late John Webb Graham, was a Lay Canon of the Diocese of Toronto, recipient of the Anglican Award of Merit, and a founding member of the Anglican Foundation in 1957. Graham's "step-son, Edward 'Ted' Rogers, in recognition of John Graham's commitment to Grace Church on-the-Hill and Trinity College, made most generous bequests to both institutions in his name. The library at Trinity College will be named the John W. Graham Library".