Resolution Number A170 – Continuing Education Plan

Subject: Continuing Education Plan

Moved By: The Ven. Alan Perry
Seconded By: The Ven. David Selzer

Be it resolved that this General Synod:  

Confirm the amendments to Regulation 1(a) of Canon XII – Continuing Education Plan adopted by the Council of General Synod in June 2018.

Source: Pension Committee                   

Submitted By: Judy Robinson, Executive Director              

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?      Yes     No

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?   Yes    No


Confirmation of amendments previously approved by the Council of General Synod.

Pursuant to Canon XII section 6(b), the Pension Committee is empowered to adopt and amend regulations regarding the pension and benefits plans that it administers, subject to the approval of the Council of General Synod. All such regulations must be confirmed by the General Synod at its next session in order to remain in effect. These amendments were duly adopted by the Pension Committee and ratified by the Council of General Synod during the last triennium. They are presented for confirmation by the General Synod as required by the canon referred to above. 


In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together. Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass. 

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses. A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour. 

Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.

Continuing Education Plan Resolution
Approved by the Council of General Synod during the triennium (2016 – 2019)

Resolution Regulations of Canon XII – Continuing Education Plan

June 2018

Moved by: Canon David P. Jones
Seconded by: Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner

Be it resolved that The Council of General Synod approves the recommendation of the Pension Committee to a 3 year plan to double the CEP contribution to $900 per year beginning at:

  • $600 (effective January 1, 2019)
  • $750 (effective January 1, 2020)
  • $900 (effective January 1, 2021)

and also make the following amendment to Regulation 1 of the Regulations of Canon XII effective January 1, 2019, January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021 respectively.

(Bold indicates addition, Strikethrough indicates deletion)

Rationale: $450 is inadequate to the task of supporting “lifelong learners” among its clergy.

1. Assessments

a) The assessments to sustain the fund shall be $450 $600 (effective January 1, 2019) $750 (effective January 1, 2020) $ 900 (effective January 1, 2021) per year from each member in respect of each of the Member’s account holders.

ADOPTED #CoGS 005-18-06