General Synod Pension Office to move

On Nov. 1, the Pension Office Corp. of the Anglican Church of Canada will move from the national office at 80 Hayden St., Toronto, to a new site one block away.

The move is to address space concerns. Several General Synod departments have struggled with lack of space since 2004, when the approximately 100 national staff of General Synod relocated to a four-storey office at the base of a condominium.

“We’ve been so challenged at Church House in terms of space issues and so many departments have had these same problems,” said Judy Robinson, director of the Pension Office. “This move is an opportunity to provide extra space for everybody’s needs while still having the Pension Office very close, and still part of the Church House community.”

Both the Pension Office and the national office have been growing in numbers. A new Department of Philanthropy, launching soon, will also bring at least one more new person to the national office.

“This is a win-win situation for all concerned,” said the Ven. Michael Pollesel, General Secretary of General Synod, in an email to staff on Aug. 22. “This in no way changes the relationship between Church House and the Pension Office. The director of pensions will continue to sit at and meet with other directors at the Management Team table. Meetings of some groups of the Pension Office may still be held in Church House.”

Ms. Robinson said that contact information for the new office, located at 625 Church St., Toronto, will be provided soon. Email addresses will remain the same.

The Pension Office of the Anglican Church of Canada was separately incorporated in 2005. The office administers the pension, long-term disability, employee benefits and the continuing education plans for employees of the Anglican Church of Canada and related employers.

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