Role of PTCC

For 37 years Toronto West Presbytery Corporation (TWPC) served the Congregations and ministries and missions in Toronto West Presbytery and South West Presbytery by providing grants, loans or mortgages for the work of the United Church of Canada in the Presbytery, including the Jane-Finch and Davenport-Perth Community Ministries. In November 2010, PTCC became the successor to TWPC, and engaged in a wider role under a 2010 Operating Agreement with the Presbyteries in Toronto Conference, at that time, to provide grants of income and capital for the Presbyteries work with Congregations, community ministries and for outreach as decided upon by each of the four Presbyteries.

Toronto Conference and the 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 start-up capital 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 start-up capital of the Urban Forest Ministry Fund. As well the Presbytery allocated funds for the continuation of the Community Ministries of Jane-Finch and Davenport-Perth.

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

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

UPDATE ON GRANT APPLICATIONS IN 2020:

PTCC suspended the processing of "Capital Grant Applications" in 2019 but resumed accepting applications in 2020. "Annual Net Revenue Grant Applications" will be accepted in 2020, when forwarded by the Regional grant review committee.

Grant applications to PTCC for grants from the Region's New Ministries Development and Leadership Fund and South West Presbytery Urban Forest Fund continue to be considered, when forwarded by the Regional grant review committee or the Urban Forest Fund Commission.

PTCC is a federally registered charity – Registration No. 849019153RR0001

GOVERNANCE: With the recent update to its By Laws, PTCC is managed by eight Directors and there are eight additional Members. Including the Directors, who are Members by their position, there are currently sixteen (16) Members serving the Corporation.

Board of Directors (showing expiry date of term)

Shining Waters Region: Harry Ramsaran, Treasurer and Investment Officer (2022), Nick Walker, Secretary (2021), Evelyn Hill, President (2022), John Ostime (2021), Philip Armstrong (2021)and Louise Mahood (2024).

Shining Waters Region: Rev. Jody Maltby, Staff Lead (Corresponding Member)

Western Ontario Waterways Region: Brent Caslick (2024), and Marg Krauter (2021).

Investment Committee: Harry Ramsaran, Chairperson & Investment Officer, John Ostime, and Evelyn Hill.

Members (showing expiry date of term)

Shining Waters Region: Philip Armstrong (Director, 2021), John Barr (Member, 2022), Ralph Dunham (Member, 2022), Rev. Susan Eagle (Member, 2022), Evelyn Hill (Director, 2022), Lorice Haig (Member, 2022), John Ostime (Director, 2021), Robin Pilkey (Member, 2022), Harry Ramsaran (Director, 2022), Nick Walker (Director, 2021), and Ron Wigle (Member 2022)

Shining Waters Region: Rev. Jody Maltby, Staff Lead (Corresponding Member)

Western Ontario Waterways Region: Brent Caslick (Director, 2024), Marg Krauter (Director, 2021), Betty Morrison (Member, 2022) and Mary Ellen Parsons (Member, 2022).

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