That this National Executive Council approves the recommended changes to Regulation 15 (as amended) to be effective December 1, 1986. CARRIED #45-11-86
Regulation 15 now reads:
15.2 (c) Disability shall not include alcoholism or any similar chemical dependency, psychoneurotic or behavioral disorders such as anxiety reactions, hysteria, phobic or obsessive compulsive reactions.
15.7 (a) Notwithstanding section 2(c) above, the Plan may receive benefit applications for disability resulting from alcoholism or similar chemical dependencies, provided:
(i) the member's physician states that the member is disabled as a result of such dependency;
(ii) that the member acknowledges, in writing, such dependency and states a desire to receive appropriate rehabilitation treatment;
(iii) that the bishop and/or the employer agrees to grant the member time for treatment for at least 12 months, if required, with job security and all employee benefits which could include, but not be limited to insurance, health care and dental care.
15.7 (b) If a disability benefit is awarded under this section it shall be for a maximum of 12 months and the Pension Office shall receive a medical report on the rehabilitation program during the seventh month of such benefits and such other times, during the 12 months, as may be requested by the Pension Office.
15.7 (c) No member shall be granted more than one disability benefit under the terms of this section.
Since the termination of Project North in 1987, further evaluation and consultation between the churches in Canada has led to a new coalition on aboriginal justice concerns. This is the result of discussion between the churches, network groups, and native organizations. It shifts the focus of the former Project North to include justice issues for native people all over Canada and is based upon the church leaders' recent statement: "A New Covenant".
That this National Executive Council support and participate fully in the new coalition: Project North - Ecumenical Coalition for Aboriginal Justice; and request the Program Committee to appoint two representatives from the Anglican Church of Canada to its Steering Committee. CARRIED #54-11-88