That the National Executive Council approves that, in view of the substantial increases in the grants to Assisted Dioceses, which are not guaranteed in block grants from the Apportionment beyond 1976 nor from the Appeal beyond 1978, the Primate's Council on the North and the Bishops of Assisted Dioceses be requested to report, by September 15, 1976 to the Program and Administration and Finance Committees, on their proposals for new forms of ministry in the North and new means of funding. CARRIED
"The Council of the North is seeking innovative ways to fund clergy salaries in northern dioceses where about 47 per cent of the clergy (168 out of 358) are non-stipendiary. The topic arose during the council's fall  meeting held here [Edmonton, Alberta] Sept. 12-24  and, according to National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald, some dioceses are now in crisis with little or no budget to pay clergy. The council is a grouping of financially-assisted dioceses and areas from Canada's North".
That the National Executive Council expresses to the members of the Primate's Council on the North the Church's deep appreciation for its effective initiatory work in focusing the Church's attention on and support for its membership who live in the North and in other supported dioceses. CARRIED
"On the eve of General Synod's vote July 12  on a number of resolutions dealing with socially and environmentally responsible investing, members heard a first-hand account of some effects global warming has had on Canada's Inuit people. 'These are things that keep me up at night', Inuit leader Natan Obed said in an address to General Synod July 11 after describing some of the 'drastic changes' his people have witnessed in the Arctic environment in recent years". "General Synod also heard from Canon Ken Gray, secretary of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, and Kevin Thomas, director of shareholder engagement at SHARE [Shareholder Association for Research and Education], a Canadian organization that provides advice on responsible investing. The stewardship of creation, Gray said, is becoming 'increasingly central to our vocation as Anglican Christians'."
On 28 May 2000 Canon John Erb flew to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to meet with the four Diocese of the Arctic bishops: Chris Williams, Paul Idlout, Andrew Atagotaaluk and Larry Robertson. While in Yellowknife he toured the Legislative Assembly before flying to Inuvik to the Church of the Ascension. He also visited St. John's Church, Tutktoyaktuk and the Rev. Chamberlain Jones in Aklavik, NWT.