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The Safety of Church Singing – A Health Unit’s Perspective   The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has circulated a letter regarding the use of live music during recently re-opening Sunday Worship.  This is a good read for ALL Communities of Faith in the Canadian Shield Regional Council and is relevant to us all.  It gives clear guidelines about things like singers or wind instruments and the use of barriers, etc.  Please click on the button below to view their letter. [button...

SCREENING TOOL REQUIREMENTS On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended O. Reg 364/20, (Reopening Ontario in response to Covid-19) effective Saturday September 26, 2020.  This Regulation sets out the Rules for Areas in Stage 3. The amendment imposes a requirement that “the person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with the advice, recommendations and instructions issued by the Office...

Covid 19 Insurance – Frequently Asked Questions – August 2020As with all pandemic related developments, things change. The information here is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of August 1, 2020. The focus is very much on protecting people from harm rather than protecting churches (or any other public body) from lawsuits.Click on the button below for a list of FAQs regarding Insurance Premiums:[button...

There are new reimbursement rates from the General Council Office (GCO) in Toronto.  This applies to anyone in the Canadian Shield Regional Council who is doing Pulpit Supply, CSRC Commission/Committee work, or any time a church or the CSRC is paying mileage/expenses.New Reimbursement Rates for 2020:Use of Private Vehicle $0.42 per kilometrePulpit Supply / Visiting Ministry Personnel $216 daily rate – for a full working day, or any portion thereof. This rate is not linked to any...