#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).

Anglican Church of Canada launches new Gift Guide

The Anglican Church of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Acts of Faith; A Guide to Supporting the Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada. The gift guide is a joint initiative of the Departments of Philanthropy and Communications and Information Resources, and represents an unprecedented collaboration amongst all of the partners and charitable entities within the national church; bringing them together in one fundraising vehicle for the first time.

News conference

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will present the new National Indigenous Bishop to the church at a news conference this morning.