"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'."
"Keewatin, Ont. September 2011 marks the third annual Council of the North Month -- four weeks of back-to-church celebrations that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars toward increasing awareness of the challenges of ministry in the North. The festive month is a partnership initiative with Anglican Appeal. 'The 2009 celebration raised $125,000. The amount for 2010 is still being tabulated', says council spokesperson Fiona Brownlee. Resources -- including a recipe for homemade bannock -- can be downloaded at www.anglican.ca/cn/resourcesconmonth. Order forms for print material can also be downloaded from this site". [Text of entire article.]