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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.
Micah 6:8

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PWRDF is making a world of difference!


Burundi partner strives for healthier newborns and fewer maternal deaths

A new era of maternal health care in rural Burundi began last week, with the opening of two Expectant Mothers’ Houses adjacent to a clinic and the near complete Kigutu Hospital, Women’s Health Pavilion. The state-of-the-art facility, built by local NGO Village Health Works (VHW) and supported by PWRDF and the Government of Canada, will […]

PWRDF Rohingya update

Last November, Naba Gurung, PWRDF’s Humanitarian Response Coordinator, travelled to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to visit a Rohingya refugee camp where PWRDF is supporting programs through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the ACT Alliance. Watch our video to learn more about the work in Cox’s Bazar, or read this report by Joelle Kidd in the Anglican […]

Sustainable farming increases food security in Rwanda

For Rwandan farmers no two growing seasons are alike, and dealing with unpredictable weather can mean a struggle to maintain a healthy farm. When crops fail in areas that are already impoverished, the results can be catastrophic. Amazina Nyiramaronko is a farmer in the Kayonza district of Rwanda where she is the caretaker for her […]

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