About The Presbyteries of Toronto Conference Corporation (PTCC)

The Presbyteries of Toronto Conference Corporation (PTCC), a charitable Ontario Corporation with no share capital was formed on June 30, 2010. In 2009 and 2010 the Board of Directors of The Toronto West Presbytery Corporation (TWPC) facilitated the formation of PTCC for the benefit of the Presbyteries of Toronto Conference. At November 2010 meetings, a Board of Directors was elected and members were admitted to PTCC, in accordance with By Law 1A. Board meetings and meetings of members of PTCC are held on a regular basis during the year.

The initial asset flow to PTCC in 2010 and 2011 included assets from the Toronto West Presbytery Corporation, funds from Toronto Conference including the Cedar Glen Fund, the assets of the former nine Presbyteries of Toronto Conference, and the assets of the Toronto Tri-Presbytery Corporation.

Surplus funds from the sale of properties by Toronto Conference have been transferred to PTCC for investment in accordance with the 2010 Operating Agreement with the Founding Presbyteries up to 2018.

Toronto Conference and the former Presbyteries established the New Ministries Development and Leadership Fund in 2016 and entered into an MOU with PTCC to process grant requests and administer the assets transferred to PTCC of approximately $3 million.

In 2018 PTCC entered into an MOU with the former South West Presbytery to process grant requests and administer approximately $1.16 million of the start-up capital of the Urban Forest Ministry Fund.

On January 1, 2019 Shining Waters Regional Council became the successor to Toronto Conference, Living Waters Presbytery, Toronto Southeast Presbytery and South West Presbytery. Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council became the successor to Northern Waters Presbytery.

Shining Waters Region, as successor to Toronto Conference and three of the Founding Presbyteries may provide PTCC with surplus funds from the sale of properties from time to time, under the 2010 Operating Agreement, as the Region deems possible, in accordance with its policies.

PTCC looks forward to the future and playing an active role in the work and mission of Shining Waters and Western Ontario Waterways Regions by making grants of annual earned income and capital.

Mission & Objectives

MISSION: To be active and cooperative in the church development/redevelopment activities of Shining Waters Region and Western Ontario Waterways Region by making grants of annual earned income and capital from the Corporation.

OBJECTIVES:
– To carry on business as a charitable Corporation, to receive and hold assets, to make investments authorized by law, and to provide financial management of the assets,
– To review, approve, and disperse the grant requests of the Regions in accordance with an "Operating Agreement/MOU" between the Regions and PTCC.

The Toronto West Presbytery Corporation (TWPC, the predecessor Corporation)

TWPC was incorporated as a charitable Corporation on June 27, 1973 and started operations in 1974. Gradually through sales of surplus properties by Congregations in the 1980's and 1990's, assets were turned over to TWPC for use within the Presbytery. This process continued through 2010 when the asset value of TWPC reached approximately $7 million. Over 37 years TWPC made numerous grants and loans to various Congregations for church development and redevelopment, and to community ministries for their work within Toronto West Presbytery and then South West Presbytery.

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