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18. Organization Committee Report - Canadian Churchman

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Graham
Seconder
Downey
Text
That the National Executive Council concur in the following changes to the Handbook Appendix B - p.120:
1. The Director of Program, Planning and Research should be changed to read the Executive Director of Program.
2. The Director of the Communications Division should be deleted.
3. The Editor of the Living Message should be added to the list.
This would now read:
"The Board shall consist of the following members:
Ex-officio: The Primate
- The General Secretary of General Synod
- The General Treasurer of General Synod
- The Executive Director of Program
- The Editor of the 'Living Message'." CARRIED
Subjects
Canadian Churchman. Board of Trustees - Membership
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to the Constitution and Appendices - Standing Committees

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Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Act 18
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Act 18
Mover
Rev. J. Isbister
Seconder
Mr. C. Bellis
Prologue
Moved by Ven. J. Boyles, seconded by Ven. R. MacRae
1. That section 36 of the Constitution of the General Synod be amended by adding the following subsection after subsection e):
f) It shall be responsible for overall strategic planning and visioning within the mandate of the General Synod.
and by renumbering the remaining subsections accordingly.
2. That Appendix B of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by:
a. adding to section 5, the following subsection after subsection e):
f) survey the organizational structure of the General Synod, and propose organizational modifications consistent with shifting priorities and functions.
b. adding to each of sections 1,2,4,5,6, and 7 as the penultimate subsection in each case the following words:
Be responsible for functional strategic planning and visioning within the committee's mandated areas.
c. deleting section 3, Long Range Planning, and by renumbering the subsequent sections accordingly.
3. That section 41 of the Constitution of the General Synod be repealed and replaced by the following section:
41. Standing Committees
a. There shall be the following Standing Committees of the General Synod:
i. Doctrine and Worship Committee
ii. Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations Committee
iii. Committee on Ministry
iv. Organization Committee
v. Program Committee
vi. Stewardship and Financial Development Committee
vii. Administration and Finance Committee (Canon VI)
viii. Pension Committee (Canon VIII)
ix. Anglican Book Centre Committee (Canon XI)
x. Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican
xi. Archives Committee (Canon V)
b. Unless otherwise provided by the Constitution or by Canon, each of the Standing Committees of the General Synod shall consist of 15 members:
i. 12 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod,
ii. 9 of the 12 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod,
iii. 2 of the 9 members shall be members of the National Executive Council,
iv. 3 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate.
c. The Program Committee shall consist of 18 members:
i. 15 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod,
ii. 12 of the 15 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod,
iii. 2 of the 12 members shall be members of the National Executive Council,
d. The Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican shall consist of 20 persons:
i. 8 of the trustees shall be elected by the General Synod from among its members,
ii. 2 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Bishops,
iii. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Clergy,
iv. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Laity,
v. 6 of the trustees shall be appointed by the Primate,
vi. The Primate, the Prolocutor, the General Secretary, the Treasurer of the General Synod, the Executive Director of Program and the Editor of the Anglican Magazine shall be ex-officio members.
e. In the nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, geographical representation and the need for expertise shall be the principal criteria and consideration shall also be given to age, gender, order, minority ethno-cultural representation and continuity of membership.
f. Except in unusual circumstances, the length of service on a Standing Committee shall not exceed two terms of three years.
g. Unless the terms of reference of a Standing Committee of the General Synod are established by Canon, the terms of reference:
i. shall be established by resolution of the General Synod,
ii. shall be printed in the Appendices to the Handbook of the General Synod, and
iii. may be amended by resolution of the National Executive Council subject to the confirmation of such amendment by the General Synod at the regular session following the amendment.
h. At least thirty days prior to a regular session of the General Synod each standing committee shall submit to the General Synod Nominating Committee the names of up to six persons to be considered for nomination for membership to the committee for its next term.
i. The Standing Committees shall report to the General Synod and regularly to the National Executive Council.
4. That Appendix C of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by removing sections 9 and 10 thereof.
Text
That the words "First Nations" be added to section 3.41.e. following the word "order" on the fourth line. CARRIED Act 17
The following revisions were agreed to by the mover and seconder:
1. That paragraph 2.a. be deleted.
2. That, in section 3.41.d. on the second line, the number 20 be changed to the number 19.
3. That, in section 3.41.d.vi. on the third line, the words "and the Editor of the Anglican Magazine" be deleted and the word "and" moved to the second line between the words "General Synod" and "Executive Director of Program."
4. That in 3.41.b.ii. the words "at least" be inserted before "9".
5. That in 3.41.b.iii. the words "at least" be inserted before "2".
The amended motion reads:
1. That section 36 of the Constitution of the General Synod be amended by adding the following subsection after subsection e):
f) It shall be responsible for overall strategic planning and visioning within the mandate of the General Synod.
and by renumbering the remaining subsections accordingly.
2. That Appendix B of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by:
a. adding to each of sections 1,2,4,5,6 and 7 as the penultimate subsection in each case the following words:
Be responsible for functional strategic planning and visioning within the committee's mandated areas.
b. deleting section 3, Long Range Planning, and by renumbering the subsequent sections accordingly.
3. That section 41 of the Constitution of the General Synod be repealed and replaced by the following section:
41. Standing Committees
a. There shall be the following Standing Committees of the General Synod:
i. Doctrine and Worship Committee
ii. Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations Committee
iii. Committee on Ministry
iv. Organization Committee
v. Program Committee
vi. Stewardship and Financial Development Committee
vii. Administration and Finance Committee (Canon VI)
viii. Pension Committee (Canon VIII)
ix. Anglican Book Centre Committee (Canon XI)
x. Boards of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican
xi. Archives Committee (Canon V)
b. Unless otherwise provided by the Constitution or by Canon, each of the Standing Committees of the General Synod shall consist of 15 members:
i. 12 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod;
ii. at least 9 of the 12 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod;
iii. at least 2 of the 9 members shall be members of the National Executive Council;
iv. 3 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate.
c. The Program Committee shall consist of 18 members:
i. 15 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod;
ii. 12 of the 15 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod;
iii. 2 of the 12 members shall be members of the National Executive Council;
d. The Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican shall consist of 19 persons:
i. 8 of the trustees shall be elected by the General Synod from among its members;
ii. 2 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Bishops;
iii. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Clergy;
iv. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Laity;
v. 6 of the trustees shall be appointed by the Primate;
vi. The Primate, the Prolocutor, the General Secretary, the Treasurer of the General Synod and the Executive Director of Program shall be ex-officio members.
e. In the nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, geographical representation and the need for expertise shall be the principal criteria and consideration shall also be given to age, gender, order, First Nations, minority ethno-cultural representation and continuity of membership.
f. Except in unusual circumstances, the length of service on a Standing Committee shall not exceed two terms of three years.
g. Unless the terms of reference of a Standing Committee of the General Synod are established by Canon, the terms of reference:
i. shall be established by resolution of the General Synod;
ii. shall be printed in the Appendices to the Handbook of the General Synod; and
iii. may be amended by resolution of the National Executive Council subject to the confirmation of such amendment by the General Synod at the regular session following the amendment.
h. At least thirty days prior to a regular session of the General Synod each Standing Committee shall submit to the General Synod Nominating Committee the names of up to six persons to be considered for nomination for membership to the committee for its next term.
i. The Standing Committees shall report to the General Synod and regularly to the National Executive Council.
4. That Appendix C of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by removing sections 9 and 10 thereof. CARRIED in all Orders Act 18
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees - Membership
Representation on committees - Anglican Church of Canada
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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Amendments to the Constitution and Canons

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Date
1965 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1965 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. J.W. Graham
Seconder
Archbishop of Fredericton
Text
That Section 36 (Handbook, p.50) be repealed, and the following substituted therefor:
"36. Powers and Duties
1. The Executive Council shall consider and report upon any matters referred to it by the Primate or the General Synod.
2. It may advise the Primate respecting any matter concerning the welfare of the Church.
3. It may appoint such committees as it may consider necessary.
4. It shall appoint a General Secretary of General Synod and, on nomination of the Board of Finance, a General Treasurer of General Synod, on such terms as may from time to time be determined by the Executive Council.
5. On the nomination of the Executive Committee of the Board, Council or Department concerned, it shall appoint the General Secretary, Secretary or Director, the Treasurer, and any other full-time officers, of such Board, Council or Department.
6. It shall co-ordinate the work of all of the departments of the Synod.
7. It shall represent the General Synod, and carry on its work between sessions." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to the Handbook

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Date
1989 October 25-27
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 24-10-89
Date
1989 October 25-27
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 24-10-89
Mover
Ven. J.B. Boyles
Seconder
Mr. E. Reid
Text
That the National Executive Council authorize the General Secretary to proceed with the printing of the amendments to the Handbook of the General Synod which were passed at the 32nd General Synod, either by reproduction of the revised pages, or the whole book, whichever is most economic. CARRIED #24-10-89
Subjects
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Canon law - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to the Handbook

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Date
1994 November 1-4
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-11-94
Date
1994 November 1-4
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 11-11-94
Mover
Mr. Justice Ron Stevenson
Seconder
Mr. Doug Reeves
Text
That NEC approve for submission to General Synod the following amendments to the Handbook:
1. Add the following subsection to Section 3 of the Declaration of Principles (for first reading at General Synod 1995):
I) In addition to the persons elected or appointed under subsections c) and d), there may be appointed two representatives of Anglican Religious orders with communities in Canada recognized by the House of Bishops, such representatives to be appointed by the Superiors of the religious orders acting in concert.
2. Add to Section 44 of the Constitution a new sub-section g):
g) A vacancy on any committee, council, board or commission shall be deemed to exist if any member fails to attend two consecutive meetings without being excused by that committee, council, board or commission and shall be filled in accordance with the procedures set out in this section.
3. Section 35 of the Constitution be deleted and replaced by a new Section 35. (See Appendix A attached to these minutes.)
4. Amend Section 1 a) v) of Canon VI ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE to read:
"twelve members, of whom ten shall be elected by the General Synod, at least 8 of whom are members of the General Synod and 3 of whom are members of the NEC; 2 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate."
5. Amend Section 3 of Canon V ARCHIVES by adding the following subsections:
(f) to develop an increased awareness of the needs to preserve the heritage of architecture and artifacts significant to the Anglican Church of Canada;
(g) to promote historical research and writing in co-operation with the Canadian Church Historical Society and other agencies.
CARRIED #11-11-94
Notes
[N.B. Appendix A referred to in Section 3 above is NOT included in the electronic text of the database.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon VI
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon V
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendment to the Handbook - Audit Committee #038-03-05-05

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Date
2005 May 6 - 8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-05-05-05
Date
2005 May 6 - 8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-05-05-05
Mover
Canon Robert Falby
Seconder
Mrs. Betty Livingston
Text
That Appendix J, Section II (Audit Committee) para. b) subsection iv be amended to relate to the Pension Office Corporation, the Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation and other divisions or organizations and that these amendments be referred to the Handbook Committee. CARRIED #08-05-05-05
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Auditing
Anglican Church of Canada. Audit Committee
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
Pension Office Corporation of the Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Handbook Concerns Committee
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Anglican Journal Board #17-01-07-11 Revised : Open Meeting Policy

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Date
2007 November 16-18
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 18-11-07
Date
2007 November 16-18
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 18-11-07
Prologue
Council considered the Open Meeting Policy presented by the Anglican Journal Board in its report #014-01-07-11 Revised. Council came to consensus on a number of changes to the policy as presented and proposed:
Text
That the Council of General Synod adopt the Open Meeting Policy for use in the Anglican Church of Canada.
APPROVED BY CONSENSUS #18-11-07
Notes
It was noted that this policy applies only to meetings of national organizations, not to diocesan or parish organizations. The Chancellor suggested and Council agreed that the Open Meeting Policy be included in the Handbook of General Synod as a new appendix.
The policy as approved by Council is attached as Appendix C.
APPENDIX C
1. Open Meetings and the Anglican Church of Canada
1.1 Background
Concern is sometimes expressed by members of the Anglican Church of Canada and media about decisions being made by church committees behind closed doors. They feel that the church should be more public in its discussions of important issues and open in its decision-making processes. Other members argue that they feel constrained by the presence of the public and media from being able to express themselves fully.
At present, there is no written policy in the Anglican Church of Canada governing when meetings should be open or closed. The intent of the draft policy that follows is to fill this gap. It is based on the following assumptions:
- That the Anglican Church of Canada seeks to be as open as possible in discussing issues and making decisions;
- That all meetings should be open by default unless they are closed for a specific reason;
- That there are limitations on what can be discussed and decided on in public; and
- That creating a policy that helps members of church committees decide when it is appropriate to close an open meeting and how to do it will provide clarity to the church, the public and the media.
2. Policy on open meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada
2.1 Purpose
The purpose of the policy on open meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada is to enshrine the concept that the exercise of the ministry of the church in meetings is conducted openly and inclusively except under clearly defined circumstances as explained in section three.
2.2 Open meeting definition
An open meeting is any regularly scheduled or special meeting of a group that has been elected or appointed by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada that may be attended by people who are not members of the group holding the meeting.
2.3 Groups affected by this policy
Any group that has been elected or appointed by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.
2.4 Conduct of business
The proceedings of open meetings are recorded and become part of the public record of the church, available for news reporting and historical reference.
2.5 Agendas
Agendas and background material are distributed in advance to all members of the group present for the meeting. In addition, agendas and background materials may be distributed to staff, people who are invited to speak at the meeting, and members of the media.
2.6 Participation
Only members of the group and those invited by the group to speak, may participate in the meeting.
2.7 Voting
Only members of the group may vote.
3. Policy on closed meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada
3.1 Purpose
The purpose of the policy on closed meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada is to define the circumstances under which the ministry of the church is exercised in a closed session and to provide a mechanism for moving from an open to a closed meeting and back again.
3.2 Closed meeting definition
A closed meeting is any regularly scheduled or special meeting, or a part of that meeting, of a group that has been elected or appointed by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada which may be attended only by people who are members of the group holding the meeting and by those invited to attend by the members of that group.
3.3 Reasons for closing a meeting
A closed meeting may be held to discuss personnel issues, contract proposals, financial matters, litigation, and/or at the request of a member (subject to section 3.3)
3.4 Moving from open to closed session
A majority of voting members is required on a motion to close an open meeting. The motion must include the reason for closing the meeting and is part of the public record.
3.5 Conduct of business
The proceedings of closed meetings are recorded. Where appropriate, decisions made and reasons for them become part of the public record of the church, available for news reporting and historical reference.
3.6 Moving from closed to open session
When all issues to be dealt with in a closed session are completed, a motion to come out of a closed session shall be called for by the Chair.
3.7 Reporting after a closed session
If the closed session is part of an open session, the chair shall where appropriate, relate the messages agreed to by the members, to those excluded from the meeting.
Approved by CoGS November 2007.
Subjects
Meetings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
In camera meetings
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod - Rules and practice
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Journal Terms of Reference

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Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 58
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 58
Mover
Rev. Rob Towler
Seconder
Bishop Donald Young
Text
That the terms of reference as published in the 13th edition of the Handbook of General Synod - Appendix C be rescinded and replaced by the following:
APPENDIX C
ANGLICAN JOURNAL - TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Corporation
1. Anglican Journal is a federally incorporated organization with controlling interest held by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. It was federally incorporated as of January 23, 2002 under the Canada Corporations Act as Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican and qualified for charitable status on April 12, 2002 (BN 86598 8116 RR0001).
2. The objects of the Corporation are:
(a) to advance and present the Christian faith and stimulate debate on issues of concern to the Church;
(b) to inform Anglicans in Canada about the domestic and international work of the Church and to provide relevant news of the worldwide communion and of other faith communities;
(c) in furtherance of the foregoing, to do the following:
a. produce, publish and distribute a national newspaper with an independent editorial policy representing Anglicans in Canada, but not being the official voice of the Church;
b. provide a means to distribute other Anglican materials and publications as inserts to the national newspaper;
c. provide a means to distribute other information of value and interest to Anglicans;
d. maintain pertinent information on Anglican membership for the national and diocesan offices of the Anglican Church of Canada in a database format.
3. Anglican Journal is an important instrument of communication for the Anglican Church of Canada. The newspaper is encouraged to express the full range of opinion within the Anglican Church community and is editorially independent. The editor makes all decisions on editorial content. When expression of opinion conflicts with official church policy, as stated by decisions of the General Synod or the Council of the General Synod, the newspaper will, at the same time, carry an explanation by an informed spokesperson of the official position of the church.
4. Anglican Journal operates in accordance with the Statement of Ethics and Standards of the Professional Practice of the Associated Church Press.
The Board of Directors
5. The Board of Directors is the publisher of Anglican Journal and supervises the management of the corporation. The Board of Directors reports to the controlling member (General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada) through the Council of General Synod and liaises with the Communications and Information Resources Committee.
6. The Board of Directors is responsible for the appointment of all officers and establishes the terms of engagement of the Editor. Powers and duties of other officers are such as the terms of their engagement call for or as the Board specifies. CARRIED Act 58
Subjects
Anglican Journal - Terms of reference
Editorial independence
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Committee Terms of Reference

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Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 24
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 24
Mover
Hon. R. Stevenson
Seconder
Archdeacon J. Boyles
Text
That the Terms of Reference, for committees, as approved by the Council of General Synod, be confirmed. CARRIED Act 24
Notes
[Note - The Terms of Reference will be printed in the 12th edition of the Handbook of the General Synod.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees - Terms of reference
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Communications and Information Resources Committee Report #008-01-10-11 [Unofficial]

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Date
2010 November 18-21
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-11-10
Date
2010 November 18-21
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-11-10
Prologue
Mr. Sam Carriere, Director of Communications and Information Resources, presented the report. It was noted that in May 2008, Council approved a revised Terms of Reference for the Communications and Information Resources Committee; however, the Terms of Reference had not been forwarded to General Synod 2010 for inclusion in the General Synod Handbook.
It was proposed:
Text
That the Terms of Reference for the Communications and Information Resources Committee, previously adopted by the Council of General Synod but not forwarded to General Synod for inclusion in the Handbook, be referred to the Handbook Concerns Committee.
ADOPTED BY CONSENSUS #07-11-10
Notes
[*The Minutes of the November 2010 Council of General Synod meeting will not be OFFICIAL until they have been adopted at the Spring 2011 meeting.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Committee - Terms of reference
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Handbook Concerns Committee
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