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Healing Fund's work to continue past 2017

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40504
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 March
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 March
Volume
143
Issue
3
Page
1, 14
Notes
"The Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation has been given a new lease on life in its 25th year, following a decision by Council of General Synod (CoGS) to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of General Synod's annual fundraising campaign to replenish it. In 2015, the campain Giving with Grace raised $15,000 according to audited figures from General Synod. But the hope is that with a dedicated purpose, the campaign will be able to raise $1 million, enough to replenish the fund for five years. In line with the stipulations of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the fund was to spend the last of its money by 2019. Once the money it had been granted through the settlement fund has run out, the future of the fund was uncertain. The last of the fund's money was budgeted for 2017" (p. 1). Esther "Wesley, who has served as co-ordinator since 2001, said the Canadian Anglican church could not 'afford not to go on [supporting]' the Healing Fund's work. 'Some form of [funding] has to fo on if we are serious about reconciliation', she said. 'Not just words but action -- that's what people are looking for'. The decision allows the fund's work to continue, but it will be in a reduced capacity. For the past 10 years, the fund has been disbursing between $300,000 and $600,000 a year, and Wesley said the new budget of $200,000 will require the fund to be more focused in what it supports. Wesley believes the area where the fund can effect the most change is through language preservation" (p. 14).
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation - Anniversaries, etc.
Giving with Grace - Anniversaries, etc.
Fund raising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
Settlement Agreement
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Electronic voting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Thompson, Michael (Michael James), 1956-
Haines-Turner, Cynthia
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Wesley, Esther
Native peoples - Canada - Languages
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