Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

Reflecting on 20 years of Indigenous partnership

Canada Stories, Canadian Indigenous Stories, Stories by Region
Jose Zarate (far right, standing) received an eagle feather from the Confederation of Mainland Mik'Maw.

Over the last 20 years, I have been honoured and privileged to work side by side with gifted Indigenous community leaders in their projects and […]

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PWRDF ready to provide aid in South Sudan

Africa Stories, Emergency Response Stories, South Sudan, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Locations of violence within Juba as of July 11. Source: UN OCHA

As deadly violence has again broken out in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, PWRDF is in regular communication with the Anglican Alliance and […]

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Airing the Clean Laundry

Africa Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories, Youth Stories
Novatus and Selina with their cow. Photo: Richard Librock

Novatus Hamim has developed a new skill in the last few years.  It’s one he probably never thought he’d have, but thanks to PWRDF’s program—funded […]

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In the case of a Canada Post labour disruption

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As of this weekend, Canada Post workers may be on strike or locked out from their work.  While we hope that a labour disruption will […]

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Wedding Bells in Burundi

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
The mayor of Gihanga, Burundi officiating at the weddings of 180 couples. Photo: Zaida Bastos

June is thought of as the month for weddings.  In Burundi, weddings have taken on an important role in securing the rights of women in […]

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The Long Haul in Fort McMurray

Canada Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
By DarrenRD - File:Landscape view of wildfire near Highway 63 in south Fort McMurray.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Bishop Fraser Lawton of the Diocese of Athabasca recalls that the Great Slave Lake fire occurred 5 years before the wildfires devastated Fort McMurray this […]

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Caring for Refugees in Cairo

Africa Stories, Egypt, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
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For refugees who have had to leave everything behind and flee for their lives from violence or persecution, finding a place of safety, a new […]

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“This is Ministry”- the Anglican response to the Fort McMurray fires

Canada Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
The Bold Centre in Lac La Biche, AB, is serving as an emergency shelter for evacuees from Fort McMurray. Photo: Diocese of Edmonton

On May 12, PWRDF sent an initial $6000 to the Diocese of Edmonton for immediate relief needs for evacuees of the Fort McMurray fires.  This […]

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Reconstruction in Nepal: the next few years

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Reconstruction in Nepal will continue for years to come as homes and communities are rebuilt. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

In the year since the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, PWRDF has worked through the ACT Alliance to provide immediate relief and then to begin […]

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