"A pandemic that has brought death, illness and disruption will likely also prevent the Council of General Synod from completing its goals for the triennium -- but the church can still accomplish good as long as it entrusts itself to God, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, told CoGS March 13 " (p. 1). "Michael Hawkins, bishop of Saskatchewan, contracted the disease [COVID] in November  and continues to experience health problems. In July, Blackfoot elder the Rev. Margaret Waterchief died of complications from COVID-19. In December , Cree priest Canon Angus Sewap also died from COVID-19 complications" (p. 1). "'We will not accomplish everything we hoped to at the beginning of this triennium', the primate said. 'But we will have accomplished different things and learned different things" (p. 1). "A worldwide concern for the church in the months ahead, Nicholls said, is vaccine equity: making sure that COVID-19 vaccines are available globally, not just in countries with enough money and access to procure them. Meanwhile, the primate said, the church continues its work in other areas -- planning General Synod 2022, which will be part of the Assembly with the ELCIC. Both the Assembly and the Lambeth Conference are still planning for in-person gatherings, she said, though plans may change as the situation evolves" (p. 1). Reconciliation Animator Melanie Delva spoke to CoGS about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 46th call to action which "exhorts parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement -- which include the Anglican Church of Canada -- to 'develop and sign a Covenant of Reconciliation that would identify principles for working collaboratively to advance reconciliation in Canadian society'" (p. 3). Archdeacon Alan Perry, General Secretary of General Synod, said that in 2010 "General Synod had repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery and endorsed UNDRIP. The question the church now faces, Perry added, 'is how we are living into those actions ?'" (p. 3) "National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald said the covenant of reconciliation 'is not meant to replace the treaties. It is mean to clarify, enhance, extend and repair the damage done to the treaties'" (p. 3).