"Office space at Church House, 80 Hayden Street in Toronto, has been rather cramped since the day employees moved in to the four-storey offices in 2004. Departments which expand their work and, consequently, their staff needed to shoe-horn them in to existing space. The pensions department, faced with the need to add more staff, and no room to put them, decided to vacate their office effective Nov. 1 , and to move into offices across the street at the corner of Hayden and Church streets. The move has a two-fold benefit. It allows the department to expand and it also gives other Church House departments a bit more breathing room. A new department of philanthropy will be formed this year which will also require some room". [Text of entire article.]
"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'."