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The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

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The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief. Through the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to partners around the world working to improve health, food security and livelihoods for vulnerable people.

Working towards a truly just, healthy and peaceful world.

Celebrating 60 years of commitment and connection

People, Partners and Progress: 60 stories for 60 years

PWRDF is making a world of difference!


New PWRDF partner empowers women while responding to climate change

In the Paramo de Pisba highlands in the Department of Boyaca, Colombia, most people work in either agriculture, animal husbandry or traditional mining. But as mining activities continue to expand into agricultural land, more and more people are being forced to move higher in the mountains to cultivate the protected land in the paramos. An […]

 This year, ride for women in the DRC

In wartorn Democratic Republic of Congo, women are often the victims of sexual violence. In the country’s worst area afflicted by gender-based violence, women often seek help at Dorcas House, part of the Panzi Hospital. PWRDF provides funding to Dorcas House and will designate funds raised in this year’s Ride for Refuge to this cause. […]

Empowering women in Rwanda through accessible, quality health care

For Antoinette (Toni) Habinshuti, making health care accessible to her fellow Rwandans is merely a matter of equal opportunity. Over the course of a week-long visit to the Diocese of Toronto, she shares the story of Vestine, a woman living in rural northern Rwanda, and compares it to her own. “It’s a pretty simple equation. […]

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