"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'."
"Bishop Ronald Ferris of the northern Ontario diocese of Algoma, who also served as bishop of the Yukon, will retire on Sept. 30, 2008". "In an interview with the 'Anglican Journal', Bishop Ferris, who turned 63 in July , said he and his wife Jan are planning to move to the west coast, possibly to the Langley, B.C. area southeast of Vancouver". "In his letter to the diocese, Bishop Ferris noted that he has led the diocese for 13 years. 'Combined with the 14 years I spent as bishop of Yukon, I have now been continuously travelling for 27 years !' he wrote. A native of Toronto, Bishop Ferris began his working life as a teacher. In 1966, he and Jan moved to the Yukon where he taught and she was a nurse at the Carcross Indian Residential School".