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Anglican Church announces new national structure to reflect priorities set by governing body

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Date
1995 June 30
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1995 June 30
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO (June 30) -- The Anglican Church of Canada has announced staffing and structural changes to bring the national staff organization in line with the priorities and focus approved by its chief governing body earlier this month.
The key element in the new structure, as described by Archbishop Michael Peers, is a nine-person management team to direct the work and priorities in those areas approved by General Synod in Ottawa.
The restructuring has resulted in the elimination of three staff positions: Congregational Development consultant, Editor and General Manager of the Anglican Journal, and Director of the Anglican Book Centre.
Congregational development work will no longer be initiated at the national level. The Anglican Journal and Anglican Book Center will both come under the management of a new Information Resources Group. This reflects the priority General Synod gave to the development of a coordinated communications strategy that would incorporate all aspects of information dissemination under one umbrella department.
Archbishop Peers said the editorial independence of the Anglican Journal was affirmed by General Synod and will continue under a new editor, to be appointed. Carolyn Purden, who held the editor and general manager position at the Journal, was given a severance package. The new editor will be responsible for the editorial direction of the paper, but not its financial management.
General Synod also called on the national organization to bring more focus and integration to the work it does. It recommended a more consultative as opposed to legislative, style as well as more networks and fewer formal structures.
The management team announced by the Primate will include himself, the General Secretary and seven directors responsible for Financial Management; Financial Development; Faith, Worship and Ministry; the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund; Partnerships; Pensions; and Information Resources.
In announcing the changes to staff, Archbishop Peers stressed that they were not intended to effect a downsizing in staff. What they are meant to do, he said, is reflect the wishes of General Synod and implement a new way of working.
"In the long term we are looking at ways we can do our work better together, not better with fewer people," he said. "What we have been talking about is reorganization, not downsizing."
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Contact Doug Tindal, Director of Communication 416-924-9199 ext. 286; 905-335-8349 (residence) or Sam Carriere, Media Relations, General Synod, 416-924-9199, ext. 256
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Book Centre
Anglican Journal
Purden, Carolyn
Editorial independence
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Coordinated Communications Strategy
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (34th : 1995 : Ottawa, Ont.)
Strategic planning - Anglican Church of Canada
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
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Disposition of Resolutions Referred to Program Committee by National Executive Council in May 1993

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Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 48-11-93
Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 48-11-93
Mover
Dr. D. Maybee
Seconder
Archdeacon J. Boyles
Text
That this NEC adopt the following report of the Program Committee on its response to resolutions referred in May 1993:
a) Funding for Telecommunications/Inter-Anglican Information Network (035-09)
Program Committee advises National Executive Council that it has placed a high priority on the development of a coordinated communications strategy, as requested by National Executive Council in March 1992, and does not have financial resources to respond to this resolution.
b) Aboriginal Rights Working Group (035-07) and Task Force to Review Resolutions on Native Issues (055-05)
Program Committee has asked the Partners in Canada Mission Unit to determine if the work requested in the above resolutions can be undertaken by the Aboriginal Rights Network, a project developed by the unit for implementation in 1994.
c) Funding for Master of Divinity Degree (035-08) and Training of Native Ministers (035-10)
In response to the referral of the above two resolutions, Program Committee advises National Executive Council as follows:
In Canada, unlike other parts of the Anglican Communion, theological colleges are institutions independent of the national structure of the Church. Traditionally, funding support has not been through grants to these institutions but through bursary assistance to their students. In 1992, because of budget restraint, national church bursary assistance was ended except for the disbursal of a small amount of income from legacies designated for this purpose. Sixty-five percent of this income is available to the Council of the North for bursaries for students from Council of the North dioceses. Thirty-five percent is available for graduate awards to students who are in advanced programs with the intention of teaching in Canadian theological colleges upon graduation.
Program Committee believes that a change from this pattern, as called for in the two resolutions, needs debate and decision by either the General Synod or the National Executive Council to direct the action of the Program Committee. Program Committee has not initiated the consultation with Council for Native Ministries and the Committee on Ministry, as requested by National Executive Council, but will do so if National Executive Council wishes to pursue the matter further. National Executive Council may wish to consider the larger questions of the relationship with theological colleges and the funding of theological education in its strategic planning.
d) Residential Schools Funding (032-05)
After consulting with the Treasurer and following his advice, the Program Committee suggests that the budget for Residential Schools Working Group and the Special Assistant(s) to the Primate on Residential Schools, should come from the Apportionment Budget from January to June 30, 1994; and Assessment Budget, July 1, 1994 to June 1, 1995.
e) General Synod Mission Statement (16-05-93)
Program Committee has asked its Chair's Advisory Committee to provide a process and time on its March 1994 agenda to address the Mission Statement, with particular attention to paragraph 3. CARRIED #48-11-93
Subjects
Coordinated Communications Strategy
Inter Anglican Information Network (IAIN)
Telecommunication in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Computers and the church - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Theological colleges - Anglican Church of Canada
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Funds and scholarships
Anglican Church of Canada. Residential Schools Working Group - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada - Mission statements
Anglican Church of Canada. Program Committee - Resolutions
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Report of the Officers

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Date
1991 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-05-91
Date
1991 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-05-91
Mover
Very Rev. R. Pynn
Seconder
Mrs. A. Newell
Prologue
Dean Robert Pynn introduced the report
Text
That this NEC request the Program Committee, in consultation with the Anglican Journal Board of Trustees and the Anglican Book Centre Committee, to develop by March 1992 an integrated communications strategy for the Anglican Church of Canada, including an outline of the needs, proposals for specific action and suggestions for the means of implementing the proposed strategy. CARRIED #04-05-91
Notes
Amendment proposed and then withdrawn. The original motion was then put and carried.
Subjects
Coordinated Communications Strategy
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Program Committee
Anglican Book Centre
Anglican Journal / Journal Anglican
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Report of the Program Committee - Coordinated Communications Strategy

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Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 12-11-93
Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 12-11-93
Mover
Bishop C. Lawrence
Seconder
Dr. D. Maybee
Text
That this National Executive Council approve the further development in 1994 of a coordinated communications strategy, as outlined in the document "Next Steps in a Coordinated Communications Strategy," with a view to implementation in 1995. CARRIED #12-11-93
Subjects
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Coordinated Communications Strategy
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Resolutions : Coordinated Communication

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Date
1998 March 6-8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 46-03-98
Date
1998 March 6-8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 46-03-98
Mover
Mr. G. Genge
Seconder
Ms. L. Janze
Text
That the Council of the General Synod request the Information Resources Committee to continue to work on a coordinated communications strategy, including electronic communication, and to report to COGS by March, 1999. CARRIED #46-03-98
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Information Resources Committee
Coordinated Communications Strategy
Telecommunication in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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