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The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

International Development

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Engaging Canadians

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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People, Partners and Progress: 60 Stories for 60 Years

PWRDF is making a world of difference!


Designing a truly just, healthy, and peaceful world

Just what does a truly just, healthy, and peaceful world look like? To find out, PWRDF Youth’s Council asked youth across Canada to put it on a T-shirt. The winning design came from Natalia Beattie, a 21-year-old student at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. “My design shows two individuals hugging to forgive each other […]

Territory of the People parishes reflect on 2017 wildfires

Wildfires are tearing across British Columbia putting communities on evacuation alert. A provincial state of emergency has been called. Fire fighters are working difficult and often double shifts, some arriving from Mexico. Water bombers are criss-crossing the air and Canadian government troops are being re-assigned to B.C. to help contain the fires. Smoke alerts on […]

Canadians urged to take advantage of rare refugee sponsorship fund

It’s been almost three years since the three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed up on the Mediterranean shores of Turkey. So many of us were galvanized by compassion to sponsor families, support in resettlement, advocate and learn more about the conflict in Syria that forced families like Aylan’s to flee. Though PWRDF does not sponsor […]

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