Who We Are

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) Le fonds du Primat pour le secours et le développement mondial is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice. With the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to support partners’ initiatives and to promote knowledgeable actions of solidarity at home and around the world.

PWRDF strives to be a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican parish and an expression for all Anglicans of their baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being.


A truly just, healthy, and peaceful world.


As an instrument of faith, PWRDF connects Anglicans in Canada to communities around the world in dynamic partnerships to advance development, to respond to emergencies, to assist refugees, and to act for positive change.

Strategic Plan

PWRDF strives to:

  • Cultivate new ways of working and increase expertise in relief and development work
  • Establish effective means to share and live the story
  • Embody financial stability
within the framework of our values:
  • Economy of Grace
  • Transformative Collaboration
  • The Beauty and Harmony of Creation
  • Walking Together

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50 Images from 50 Years

Images of the work of PWRDF in the world over our first 50 years.