Committees of Synod

The Synod has created several Standing Committees. They include:

Agenda Committee
The Agenda Committee consists of the Honorary Secretaries and not less than three other members. The purpose of the Agenda Committee is to prepare an agenda for sessions of Synod, and take these to Diocesan Council for approval. The Agenda Committee is also responsible for organizing the logistical aspects of the Synod meetings. For particulars, please refer to The Constitution, section 18.

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Assistant Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 231 (800-668-8932).

Constitution and Canons Committee
The Constitution and Canons Committee is a Committee of the Synod. It consists of the Chancellor (who is the Chair of the Committee), the Vice Chancellors, the Registrar and two clerical and two lay members of the Synod elected annually by Diocesan Council.

The duties of the Constitution and Canons Committee is to consider amendments or revisions to the Constitution and Canons of the Synod as may be referred to it by Synod, or any Committee therefore, and to report how best such revision and/or amendment may be incorporated in the Constitution and Canons. The Committee will also consider any needed revision in terminology or arrangement to the Constitution and Canons of the Synod. For particulars, please refer to Canon 37.

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Assistant Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 231 (800-668-8932). 

Investment Committee
The Investment Committee consists of two clerical and two lay members of the Synod of the Diocese of Toronto together with four members of the laity appointed by the Bishop.

The Investment Committee may delegate some of its responsibilities with respect to the investment of the Fund to agents or advisors. In particular, the services of a custodian (the “Custodian”) and of one or more investment managers (the “Manager”) are retained.

The Investment Committee shall:

  • Establish the Statement;
  • Select the Manager and Custodian;
  • Maintain an understanding of legal and regulatory requirements and constraints set out in this statement;
  • On an annual basis, review the Statement and make appropriate amendments thereto;
  • Provide regular reports to the Synod of the Diocese of Toronto;
  • Monitor the Fund and the investment performance of assets managed by each Manager and the performance of the Fund as a whole; and
  • Inform the Manager of any significant cashflows.

For more information, contact Kathryn Rogers, Treasurer and Director of Finance,  416-363-6021 ext. 238 (800-668-8932).

Nominations Committee

A Nominations Committee is formed by the Chancellor whenever there is an Episcopal Election. The Committee consists of three Clerical and three Lay Members of the Synod, all of whom are appointed by the Chancellor. The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to receive nominations for an Episcopal Election. For more information on the Nominations Committee, please view The Constitution, section 10.

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Assistant Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 231 (800-668-8932).