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.

Biography: Bishop Mark L. MacDonald

The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald will assume office as the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop after serving about 10 years as Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Diocese of Alaska where he was consecrated bishop on Sept. 13, 1997.