Resolutions

Resolutions submitted at the Toronto Diocesan Conventions:

2019 Resolution:
Canadian Support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, was adopted at our National Level.  Click Here to read more

2018:
The following resolution was presented and adopted on Friday, May 4th at our 2018 Toronto Diocesan Convention:

TDC2018.01 Develop National Standards for Levels of Pharmaceuticals in Canada's Water Supply.

 We thank St. John Chrysostom Council (North York Region) for submitting this resolution.


HOW TO GET A RESOLUTION STARTED!

A resolution is basically a motion or a formal way of introducing new business with the purpose of presenting our concerns or recommendations. A resolution is used to educate, inform, or establish new policy and it usually asks for action of some kind.  

Ideas for resolutions can be found every where:

  • Awareness of issues from personal experience

  • Ideas may come from the media; local and national newspapers, magazines, the internet, radio etc.

  • Through brainstorming session with others

Once you have an idea, take these initial steps:

As per Communique #6 dated November 18 2019 from our National Chair of Resolutions, at the fall 2019 meeting of the national CWL executive/board updates to national’s Resolutions Supplement to the Executive Handbook were approved. The updates come after consultation over the past year with members, provincial chairpersons and presidents and evaluations submitted at national’s convention. The two major updates are regarding the format of resolutions and with using the Modern Language Association (MLA) 8 process for citing works. As of now the Whereas clauses are no longer part of the resolution. Instead they become part of the brief and put the focus on composing the brief to “inform and persuade”. “The first paragraph[s] state the reason[s] for the suggested action. The paragraph defines the issue; it may be necessary to use some of the same wording from the resolved clause. Additional paragraphs provide, in a logical order, the strongest reason for requesting action. The paragraphs should be worded positively, based on documented and accurate facts, and be clear and concise.” 

 

Basic steps in preparing a resolution?


    • become aware of an issue
    • discuss with the council
    • form a committee
    • research and gather support material
    • draft the resolved clause(s)
    • draft the bridging clause(s)
    • draft the accompanying brief
    • draft a proposed action plan
    • present for adoption
    • pray at every stage

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