November 30, 2005

Settlement fund still on target

Anglican Journal


The Anglican Church of Canadaís Indian residential schools settlement fund, with a goal of $25 million, remains on target, having collected $16.8 million as of the third quarter of 2005, according to General Synodís financial office in Toronto.
The churchís 30 dioceses and General Synod, the national office, began in 2003 to contribute to the fund. It pays damages to claimants who are able to prove they suffered sexual or physical abuse at Anglican-run schools that were part of a nationwide system of boarding schools for native children. As of Oct. 17, 2005, a total of $6.6 million had been paid to claimants.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 08:04 PM