A112-R2: Continuance of the General Synod as a corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (carried)
Subject: Continuance of the General Synod as a corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
Moved by: Chancellor Ronald Stevenson, Diocese of Fredericton
Seconded by: Archdeacon Harry Huskins, Diocese of Algoma
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
authorize the Council of the General Synod, at such time as it considers appropriate, to apply for continuance of the General Synod as a corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Source: the Council of General Synod
Submitted by: the Acting General Secretary
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes x No __
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes __ No x
EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The General Synod was incorporated by a special Act of Parliament in 1921. In 2009 Parliament passed new legislation respecting not-for-profit corporations. Although the law is not yet in force it will probably be proclaimed within the next year. At some time it will be desirable, or required, that the General Synod apply to be continued as a corporation under the new legislation. This resolution will authorize the Council of General Synod to make such an application when it is appropriate, or necessary, to do so.