"The Anglican Church Women (ACW) of the diocese of New Westminster, in southwest B.C., have provided a gift of $100,000 to assist retired clergy with housing in Council of the North dioceses. The diocese's ACW has given the money to the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) to distribute on its behalf, with emphasis on helping Indigenous and non-stipendiary retired clergy. It has also challenged other ACWs across Canada to donate what they can to increase the fund. Gail Revitt, president of the ACW in the diocese of New Westminster, says the women were inspired to help after reading a December 2020 'Anglican Journal' article on the Rev. Jonas Allooloo, the former dean of St. Jude's Cathedral in Iqaluit, Nunavut who found himself homeless upon retirement" (p. 1, 9). "'Housing in the North is a huge issue', says Council of the North chair David Lehmann, who is also the bishop of the diocese of Caledonia, in northern B.C. .... The northern housing crisis disproportionately affects Indigenous clergy. Many are non-stipendiary or have served their entire career in church housing, says Lehmann, who himself lives in a house owned by the diocese of Caledonia. Non-stipendiary clergy, Revitt says, have 'been the ones keeping the Anglican church going in the North, made it viable, and it's quite amazing that [they've gone] without any help .. As non-stipendiary, too, they will not be getting a pension from the Anglican church'" (p. 9). The basis for the ACW donation comes from the sale of a house purchased by the ACW in the 1950s and sold by them several years ago after it became too expensive to maintain. "The Council of the North will decide how to distribute funds, working with the AFC. Scott Brubacher, executive director of the foundation, says he has had an initial conversation with Revitt and Lehmann about the $100,000 gift and possible ways to structure the fund and disbursements" (p. 9). "Three years ago, the diocese of Huron presented its own $100,000 gift to the Council of the North to help with clergy housing costs. These funds mainly went towards repairing housing and infrastructure that northern dioceses already owned" (p. 9).