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22. Pension Committee

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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
Short
Seconder
Berry
Text
That the Pension Board be authorized to conduct a Special Names campaign to provide capital funds to augment the pensions of members of the Pension Plan who do not enjoy Canada Pension Plan benefits, and other similar purposes; and that the Pension Committee be given the primary responsibility for organizing this campaign in consultation with the Task Force on Funding National Goals; and
that the Task Force which will conduct this campaign be nominated by the Pension Committee, and appointed by the Officers of Synod; and that the Task Force be directed to report both interim and final plans to the Officers of Synod for their approval prior to implementation. CARRIED
Subjects
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Canada
Fund raising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Task Force on Funding National Goals
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Am I My Brother's Keeper ?: Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Pension Development for Methodist Preachers

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Author
Joanette, Nelson K. (Nelson Kim)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1994 October
Author
Joanette, Nelson K. (Nelson Kim)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1994 October
Volume
36
Issue
2
Page
[135]-147
Notes
"Pension plans for the clergy in Canada developed during the nineteenth century and thereby were among the first pensions of any sort to be implemented in Canada. The focus of this paper is the pension system of the Methodist Church of Canada which was not only the first clerical pension plan to be initiated in Canada, but also served as the model for the pension plan of the United Church of Canada. Since there is greater parallelism than dissimilarity among the pension arrangements of the various religious denominations in Canada, a case study of the Methodist pension system provides a good representation of clerical pension history in general. What is to be gained by this exercise is not only a knowledge of pension policies, but also what pension policies tell us about religious bodies and their business sense, gender biases, and societal attitudes on aging" (p. [135]). "The beginnings of the Methodist Superannuation Fund can be traced to the Second Canadian Wesleyan Methodist Conference (1825) where ministers incapacitated by age were given permission to solicit for income" (p. 136). "Incorporation of the pension scheme known as 'The Connectional Society of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada' was effected in 1851, being administered by a four-member board, including a treasurer" (p. 137). "The pension system of the Methodist Church of Canada, like most policies for superannuation, followed an evolutionary course from being informally structured or voluntary to that of contributory and actuarially sound. If the essentials required for economic viability were often amiss, the belief in retirement annuities as a matter of earned right rather than as acts of benevolence was present from the earliest days. Yet, not far from the philosophy of pensions being merited was the tenet that by treating those who served God in a just manner, the Church too would prosper, not through heavenly reward but from preachers loyally serving their employer" (p. 144-145). "Women were treated as a distinct category in pension policy. Generally, a minister's widow was not entitled to the pension amount which her husband had received. .... In addition, widows and orphans were often subject to charity for sustenance with special grants and allowances being made according to individual circumstances, but as with all acts of benevolence, there was no assurance of continued income" (p. 145). "The gradual amalgamation of individual plans and the increasing soundness of financial structures allowed for an ever expanding growth of the pension system within the context of earned right. This philosophy was succinctly put by the actuary of the Anglican Church of Canada in 1927 when presenting his wishes to the General Synod: 'To devise a pension scheme under which the clergy became beneficiaries "of right"; one behind which is not sympathy, (still less relief) but justice'. The right to security in old age for those who had been engaged in full-time professional careers translated into pension" (p. 146).
Subjects
Methodist Church of Canada - Clergy - Pensions
Pensions - Methodist Church of Canada
Pensions - Canada
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Government, Pensions and Welfare

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Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 71
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 71
Mover
Mrs. J.N. Doidge
Seconder
Rt. Rev. R. Hollis
Text
That this Synod recommend that the National Executive Council explore whether or not Government pension and welfare payments discriminate against married couples, and request its Officers to take action, if appropriate. CARRIED ACT 71
Subjects
Marriage - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Moral and ethical aspects
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Public welfare - Canada
Public welfare - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Canada
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[PWRDF Grant to a Citizens' Action Committee]

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Date
1970 June 17
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1970 June 17
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The first development grant to be made in Canada to a citizens' action committee by the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada has gone to an organization called: "Pensioners Concerned."
The grant of five thousand dollars was presented on June 16th by Most Rev. Howard H. Clark, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada to the founders of Pensioners Concerned, Mrs. Corabel Penfold of Toronto and Mr. Reginald Watson of Weston, Ontario.
The organization, formed in 1969, is designed to spark interest across Canada on the part of all retirees to approach the three levels of government to at least partially restore the purchasing power of the retiree's income that has been eroded by inflation.
The Federal Government is being asked to raise the exemption for retirees to three thousand for single persons and 45 hundred dollars for those retirees who are married. For those earning less than those amounts, the government will be asked to provide a form of negative income tax.
In the Provincial-Municipal field, the organization wants retirees who own their homes or are renting to be excused from the education tax. Health services for those in the three thousand and 45 hundred dollar category would be provided free.
The five thousand dollars provided by the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund will enable Mrs. Penfold and Mr. Watson to travel to various centres across Canada, beginning in September to recruit retirees into Social Action groups to make their case known to the levels of government.
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Subjects
Pensioners Concerned
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) - Grants
Pensions - Canada
Aged - Canada
Aged - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Section V - Social and Moral Problems - Social Security

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Date
1952 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1952 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Dr. Prince
Seconder
Miss Nora Lee
Text
That the General Synod records its appreciation of the sympathetic consideration accorded to the representatives of the Church through its Council since the General Synod of 1943 on matters of social security, and in particular welcomes the provision of Old Age Pensions for those seventy years of age and over and of the special assistance programme to those in the sixty-five to sixty-nine year bracket;
And urges at this time that further and continued study be given to the great discrepancies in health services and the uneven distribution of medical facilities among our people and respectfully requests that early steps be taken looking toward the improvement of this situation. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Public welfare - Canada
Public welfare - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Canada
Aged - Canada
Insurance, Health - Canada
Medical care - Canada
Medical care - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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