"General Synod Journal of Proceedings, 1956. 'The Foundation should be very broad. The Foundation should enhance the work of the Church in all its aspects. There is no choice but to proceed'. On April 26, 1957 the Anglican Foundation of Canada was formally established. 'It is desirable to emphasize the national character of the church and that this can be best accomplished by means of a single charitable foundation bearing a simple and descriptive name. It is our view that many individuals are at a loss to know to whom to make donations for the work of the Church beyond the parish, and that the establishment of the proposed foundation would facilitate gifts and bequests and would enable appropriate emphasis to be made in a way that would be understandable to laymen'."