"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'."
"The spring meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS), which was nearly cancelled due to a lack of funds, will take place as planned May 8 to 10 , dealing with a wide range of issues as it prepares for General Synod in 2010." "CoGS members argued that they needed to have face-to-face meetings in order to govern properly."
"Holland Lee Hendrix, who has served as chief advancement officer at Hampshire College, in Massachusetts and as president of the New York-based Union Theological Seminary, has been named executive director of philanthropy, a new position created by General Synod". "The creation of the new position was in response to a recommendation made by Lorna Somers, a fundraising expert who conducted an audit in 2006 of the way the Anglican Church of Canada seeks donations. She noted that while there is fundraising expertise, there is 'no single person with the depth and scope of experience in managing a diverse, comprehensive and geographically dispersed fundraising program'."