General Synod 2007


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Resolution Number: A201 

Subject: Council of North Grants

Moved by: The Right Reverend David N. Ashdown, Diocese of Keewatin

Seconded By: The Most Reverend Terrence Buckle, Diocese Yukon

Note: The mover and the seconder must be members of the General Synod and be present in the House when the resolution is before the synod for debate.


THAT the Council of the North be given permission and encouraged to launch collective fund-raising activities to supplement the income received from the Council of the North Support Grants.


The Council of the North believes that in order to maintain a reasonable level of sacramental and pastoral ministry, it is critical that we have funding strategies that  provide for and maintain

In addition, new emerging ministries must be  undertaken.  Many communities are undergoing rapid social and economic changes.  Old structures and approaches are often inadequate to meet the new challenges.  There must be resources  to adapt old systems and develop new ones.

The Council of the North has determined that there  is a significant constituency across Canada both within the Anglican Church and beyond who are prepared to make substantial contributions to the work of  providing pastoral and sacramental ministry to remote and isolated areas of the country  as well as contributing to  meeting new ministry opportunities in the rapid social and economic changes that are affecting the Council dioceses.  The Council believes that it is important to provide opportunities for those individuals and groups to make contributions directly to the work of the Church in the North in addition to their regular and faithful support of the Church at the parish, diocesan, and national level. 

Source: The Council of the North
(name of committee, diocese, etc.)

Submitted by: The Most Reverend Terrence Buckle, Chair of the Increased Awareness Task Force  of the Council of the North

A) Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?

Yes ___X__ No ______

B) If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?

Yes ______ No ___X__

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