Report Number: 010 appendix 5

CONTINUING EDUCATION PLAN - CANON XII: REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PLAN

Draft: February 26, 2004

 

1. Assessments

 

a) The assessments to sustain the fund shall be $400 per year in 1998, $500 per year in 1999 and $600 per year in 2000 and thereafter (normally at the rate of 25% a year from each registered member and 75% a year from each salary-paying source).

b) Assessments shall be paid quarterly and remitted within 30 days of the expiry of such period.

2. Benefit Credits

 

a) Benefits belong to the individual and are not transferable from one member to another nor from a member to an employer.

b) The Benefit Credit available to any member shall be the amount accrued at the time of undertaking continuing education.

3. Use of Benefits

 

a) A member may apply to the administrator to use accumulated benefit for:

i) expenses for any continuing education program or course of study . ,

ii) the purchase of books or other study materials . ,

Amended Nov. 2002, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

iii) the purchase of computer hardware or software but restricted to $1,000.00 once every three years commencing January 1, 2004.

b) An application for use of accumulated benefit must be approved by the member's bishop (or the bishop's deputy), or the director of the organization or department, as the case may be.

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

c) The Administrative Unit administrator shall establish the form of application to be used under this section.

4. Bonus for Use

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

a) Where the Administrative Unit administrator approves an application under section 3, the payment to the active member will be paid to the extent of 85% from the accumulated benefit and 15% from the accumulated interest income of the fFund.

b) The Administrative Unit may:

i) suspend the operation of subsection a),

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

ii) reduce the percentage of a payment to be paid out of the accumulated interest income of the fFund if it determines that the level of the accumulated interest income will not support the continued application of subsection a), or

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

iii) increase the percentage of a payment to be paid out of the accumulated interest income of the fFund if it determines that the level of the accumulated interest income will support the increase.

5. Special Grants and Sabbatical Grants

 

a) From time to time, as resources permit, special grants may be authorized by the Administrative Unit in addition to payments under section 3.

b) Special grants of $300 or less may be authorized by the administrator in consultation with the chair of the Administrative Unit or the designate of the chair.

c) From time to time, as resources permit, sabbatical grants may be authorized by the Administrative Unit for periods of full time study of not less than eight weeks duration, after five years of membership in the plan in addition to payments under section 3.

d) The Administrative Unit may establish:

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

i) the form of application to be used guidelines to apply in considering applications for special grants and sabbatical grants, and

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

ii) guidelines to apply in considering applications for special grants and sabbatical grants, and

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iii ii ) the methods by which the Administrative Unit will consider and decide upon such applications.

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

e) The Administrative Unit may delegate any of its authority under subsection a) or b) or c) to the administrator.

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

f) The administrator may establish the form of application to be used for special grants and sabbatical grants.

6. Education Leave

 

Absence for continuing education from a parish or other place of employment shall be procured by the customary diocesan/organizational procedures.

7. Cessation of Membership

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

a) Members who transfer to a non-participating diocese and who do not wish to continue in the p Plan or who cease to make contributions to the f Fund because of retirement or employment outside The Anglican Church of Canada may receive their undispersed personal contributions with interest or retain their credit for continuing education. If no transactions have been made for three years, the member shall be refunded personal contributions with interest.

b) On the member's death, the personal contributions, with accrued interest, shall be paid to the member's estate.

Amended Mar. 2004, Effective Jan. 1, 2005

c) The remaining accumulated contributions from salary-paying sources shall remain with the f Fund.

New Regulation May 2, 2002

8. Transitional Rules

1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan, if at any date the General Synod ceases to exist (“the transition date”), the following transition rules apply:

(a) Any reference to “Pension Committee” shall mean a committee consisting of the persons who, immediately before the transition date, served as members of the Pension Committee of the General Synod. Such committee shall report to the Office of the Primate; who shall have the power and authority to remove and appoint members of such committee from time to time.

(b) Any reference to the “Administrative Unit” shall mean the persons who, immediately before the transition date, served as the Administrative Unit, or their replacements from time to time appointed pursuant to the Plan. The Administrative Unit shall report to the Office of the Primate through the Pension Committee.

(c) Any reference in the Plan to the duties or responsibilities of the Council of the General Synod shall be read as a reference to the person holding the Office of the Primate .

(d) In the event that Canon XII of the General Synod ceases to have force and effect, all provisions thereof immediately prior to the transition date which relate to the operation and administration of the Plan shall be considered to be part of this Plan, subject to such changes as are necessary to achieve consistency with these transition rules.

2. For purposes of determining the "transition date” under Regulation 8.1, the General Synod will be deemed to have ceased to exist upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

(a) Dissolution - The General Synod is wound up, dissolved or liquidated under any law or otherwise, or becomes subject to any provision of the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act (Canada) which has the effect of removing management or control of its functions from the General Synod, or has its existence terminated in any other manner.

(b) Insolvency - The General Synod makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors or is declared or becomes bankrupt under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act ( Canada).

(c) Appointment of Trustee or Receiver - Any interim receiver, receiver, receiver and manager, custodian, sequestrator, administrator or liquidator or any other person with similar powers is appointed in respect of the General Synod, or the General Synod's property, assets and undertaking ("Property") which has the effect of removing management or control of its functions from the General Synod.

(d) Enforcement Against General Synod Property - Any holder of any security interest, mortgage, lien, charge, claim, trust or encumbrance enforces against, delivers any notices relating to its rights or its intention to enforce against, or becomes entitled to enforce against, or otherwise takes possession of, the Property or the interest of the General Synod therein, or any part thereof which has the effect of removing management or control of its functions from the General Synod; or

(e) Loss of Control - The General Synod, for any other reason, fails to remain in management and control of its functions.