Anglican young people will meet here in December to discuss proposals to change the name and constitution of the 65-year old Anglican Young People's Association.
It is suggested that present constitutional procedures be dropped in favour of loose guidelines and that organizational control be transferred from the national to local level.
The name of the national youth organization, created by charter in 1902, may be changed to Anglican Youth Movement.
Teenagers from across Canada will meet in Toronto December 27-31 to discuss the face-lifting proposals.
They will hear a proposal to replace the former national council and dominion president with a national coordinator, elected for two years by the young people. He would be guided in policy and finance by an advisory board.
Rev. Charles Staples, associate secretary of the church's youth division, said the changes reflect "years of frustration" expressed by young people at the out-dated rules and regulations of the old young people's association.
He said the new name and guidelines have been suggested by the young people themselves arising from discussions initiated in 1964. The new organization concept, if accepted, will be similar to the style that has been adopted by the United and Roman Catholic Church young groups and the Student Christian Movement.