AFC Board to meet

AFC Board of Directors to meet November 17 to 18

This week, for the first time since November 2019, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) will welcome members of its Board of Directors to a hybrid ZOOM and in-person meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto.

“Our ZOOM meetings throughout the pandemic have been extremely productive,” says Dr. Scott Brubacher, Executive Director. “But welcoming some of our Directors back to Toronto feels like a meaningful step toward pandemic recovery.”

AFC’s Board of Directors is chaired by the Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, and includes appointed and elected lay and ordained representatives from across Canada. It meets twice per year to review applications, award grants, bursaries, and loans, and direct strategic planning and development.

“This has been an extraordinary year for the grant program,” says Brubacher. “We have received nearly $1 million in funding requests from over 140 applicants. There is much for the board to decide, and I look forward to our insightful discussions as we plan for the future of AFC.”

Brubacher says the November Board meeting represents the culmination of many months of hard work on the part of the various committees that support the Board’s deliberations. “In 2020 we crunched the numbers and estimated it takes more than 50 volunteers, serving on 16 committees, more than 1,200 hours to maximize the impact and efficiency of AFC’s granting program.”

Brubacher says AFC’s volunteers—both Board Directors and committee members—come from coast to coast to coast, each bringing unique expertise in business, finance, arts, education, healthcare, and more. “All are immensely passionate about strengthening our church and championing ministry. I am deeply grateful to every single one of them.”

AFC’s hybrid Bord of Directors meeting will take place from Wednesday, November 17 to Thursday, November 18. Once all grant recipients have been notified of the Board’s decisions, the full slate of fall awards will be announced the week of November 22.