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
That the proposed Terms of Reference for the future use of the capital and income of the Isabel E. Johnston Bequest, beginning January 1, 1989, be adopted.
That in section 2(b) of the Terms of Reference the word "unforeseen" be deleted. CARRIED #23-05-88
The amended motion (Kerr/Hazen) regarding the proposed Terms of Reference was put and CARRIED #24-05-88
Johnston Bequest Terms of Reference - January 1, 1989
1. [a] Maintain the capital of the Isabel Johnston Bequest as an endowment fund; available income would be about $170,000 a year.
[b] Permit National Executive Council to authorize the use of all or part of the capital for specific projects or purposes which require significant capital infusion.
2. [a] Allocate 30% of income to new and/or innovative projects approved by dioceses [as at present] under the Johnston Bequest allocations committee.
[b] Allocate the other 70% of the income to unbudgeted needs identified by the Primate, the Executive Director of Program, or other national staff or committees.
3. Administer this 70% income allocation through a sub-committee of the Program Committee [whether a new or existing sub-committee] for recommendation to the parent body for decision and subsequent report to National Executive Council of action taken.
4. Review the efficacy of these terms of reference every 3 years, through a task force appointed by the Administration & Finance Committee and composed of, among others, persons involved in the granting process.