"While General Synod's strategic planning working group gathers feedback from across the church on Vision 2019, the 'Journal' spoke with two senior church leaders for their reflections": Archdeacon Michael Thompson, General Secretary of General Synod since 2011 and National Indigenous Archbishop Mark "Among the church's accomplishments, Thompson notes that in the decade since Vision 2019 was adopted, the Indigenous Anglican church has become much prominent. And in 2017, after having created the new part-time position of church statistician, the church got a full set of statistics from the dioceses for the first time in many years, highlights of which were released this fall. Another 'win' he says, is the progress the church has made in bridge-building, despite the many differences that exist within the Anglican Church of Canada -- which Thompson calls 'more a quilt than a blanket'". "Among the weaknesses of the plan, Thompson says, was an absence of 'deep consultation and deep integration with diocesan ministries'. He says he hopes the church's next strategic plan will engage the dioceses more fully. He also believes the church fell short of implementing the kind of restructuring envisioned by the plan (reduction of the number of committees, for example, proposed by a January 2013 consultation)". "The goals Vision 2019 set out for Indigenous ministry in the church, [Archbishop Mark MacDonald] said, served both to encourage Indigenous Anglicans in their work toward self-determination, and also helped explain its importance to the broader church".
Article also include inset which lists the 7 "Priorities" and 5 "Practices" of Vision 2019.