Anglican entities’ financial obligations under the Residential School Settlement Agreement

To members of the Anglican Church of Canada, and ecumenical and interfaith partners: Since the article “Other churches escape residential-school settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal” was published in the Globe and Mail on April 27, 2016, the General Synod and several dioceses and partners have been receiving questions about the reported $2.8-million return … Continued

Joint Anglican-Lutheran youth gathering sells out

When Anglican and Lutheran youth come together for their national gathering later this summer in Charlottetown, P.E.I., they will be doing so with a sold-out crowd. The National Planning Committee for the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering recently announced that the venue had reached its maximum capacity for the 2016 event and no new … Continued

Applications invited for regional gatherings

Kamloops (BC)—Generous funding from the Diocese of Toronto provides for Regional gatherings where travel costs are high and local funds fall short. Through this gift to the Council of the North and Indigenous Ministries, Council of the North Members as well as more southern communities where there is a considerable Indigenous presence will be able … Continued

#22Days project promotes healing and reconciliation

The Anglican Church of Canada will mark the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its work to address the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools with a project reflecting one of the event’s key themes—that this ending is just the beginning. The church is calling for 22 days of prayer and … Continued

Religious, Indigenous leaders urge Harper, Obama to modernize Columbia River Treaty

The following is a press release detailing a letter from 14 religious and 7 Indigenous leaders calling on American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to begin work toward modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. The treaty addresses the governing of water resources to promote economic growth, wealth, and happiness for the citizens … Continued

Federal appeal of B.C. residential school decision will prolong uncertainty for claimants, church says

The federal government’s decision to appeal a British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling that found it completely liable for physical and sexual abuse at the Alberni Indian Residential School is disappointing because it will prolong the uncertainty for those seeking compensation, says Archdeacon Jim Boyles, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod. … Continued

Legacy Gifts Initiative broadens its scope

The Anglican Church of Canada is pleased to announce that it will partner with the dioceses of Fredericton, Ontario, Niagara and Rupert’s Land to broaden the scope of its Legacy Gifts Identification program to coincide with May’s Leave-a-Legacy month (an initiative of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners).