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2020 Call for Feedback on Proposed Canonical Amendments


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It’s that time of year. The Governance Task Force, the group tasked with drafting constitutional and canonical changes suggested by various provincial groups and members, is calling for feedback on this year’s proposed changes to the Provincial Canons.

There are no proposed constitutional amendments.

This year’s amendments range from simple word changes for clarity to the addition or deletion of entire sections. You, as a member of the Anglican Church in North America, are invited to participate in the amendment process by submitting your comments to the Governance Task Force by April 10, 2020.

To do so, review the video report from the Governance Task Force below and the written report here, then follow the comment submission directions in the video.

2020 Process and Timeline for Amending Provincial Canons:

  • January 16-17: Governance Task Force meets to prepare First Draft
  • January 18: First Draft sent to ACNA Executive Committee for review and comment
  • February 18-19: Phil Ashey reports to Exec Committee for GTF and receives comments/edits
  • February 20-March 2: Create Revised First Draft Report of GTF and Video for comment
  • March 3: First Draft Report of GTF released by video and websites for Provincial comment
  • March 3-April 10: GTF working groups respond to comments and begin editing
  • April 10: Deadline for first round of comments.
  • April 10-28: Create Second Draft Report of GTF and video for comment
  • April 29: Second Draft Report of GTF released by video and direct email to all ACNA delegates to Provincial Council 2020, all Diocesan Chancellors and all members of the Anglican Lawyers Network with an invitation to submit comments no later than Friday May 22.
  • April 29-May 22: GTF working groups respond to comments and begin editing
  • May 22: Deadline for second round of comments.
  • May 22-June 1: Create Final Report of GTF and video to Provincial Council
  • June 2: Final Report of GTF released with video by direct email to all ACNA delegates to Provincial Council, all Diocesan Chancellors and all members of the Anglican Lawyers Network June 23 Report of the Governance task Force to Provincial Council 2020 for approval.

Download this Timeline here.