"The Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21 , on renewing the church's commitment to support the work of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation through prayers, participation in awareness-raising campaigns and donations. Early this year , Council of General Synod (CoGS) agreed to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of Giving with Grace, General Synod's annual fundraising campaign, to replenish the fund. For the next five years, the fund -- created in 1992 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement -- will focus on language recovery". General Secretary, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, "stressed that while the Anglican Church of Canada has met its legal obligations under the settlement agreement, 'we're far from finished with our spiritual and moral obligation to continue to support the healing work that is underway among those survivors and in those communities'."
"Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, gave a New Year's Day address at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa [1 January 2009]. He used the address, which has become an annual tradition, to reflect on the accomplishments and difficulties of the year past and to look forward to the year ahead." "In spite of the challenges, Archbishop Hiltz said that there was much to celebrate, including the recent 'Amazing Grace' project and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund in 2009".