Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, The (PWRDF)

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Canadian Anglican agency for development, relief, refugees and social justice. PWRDF works in partnership with organizations in Canada and throughout the world to support people-centered development. PWRDF partners come from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations and community-based groups.

Emergency Response through ACT Alliance supports emergency funding and long-term rehabilitation following natural disasters and war.

Refugee Protection is provided for refugees and displaced populations through humanitarian relief aid in many parts of the world. PWRDF works on policy and advocacy through the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) and KAIROS (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives).

Development Work is supported through grants to community-based organizations that meet basic human needs, strengthen the role of women, promote peace, reconciliation and human rights, build local expertise and work to support democratic development.

The Canadian Indigenous Program is facilitated through grants to community-based projects and helps to develop relationships between Canadian and overseas Indigenous communities.

Global Justice Education is animated by PWRDF’s national volunteer network of parish, diocesan and youth representatives, ecumenically and in Canadian Anglican parishes.

As well as working internationally, PWRDF works with Indigenous communities in Canada: Mainland Mi’kmaq (Nova Scotia), Mohawk (Quebec), Nishnawbe Aski Nation (Ontario), Nuu-chah-nulth (British Columbia), First Nations Adult and Higher Education Consortium (Alberta), Tlicho (Northwest Territories), Kainai ARBI/FAS Committee (Alberta) Northern Aboriginal Iskwewak (Manitoba)

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Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

Sep 16, 2014

16 September 2014 - ACT member CWS-PA is sending doctors to flood survivors in the wake of disastrous floods and landslides in Pakistan

Banking on women to deliver

Banking on women to deliver

Mar 07, 2014

7 March, 2014 - We’re marking International Women’s Day with an uplifting story of success: a credit union in Mozambique that’s promoting women’s economic independence as well as equality between men and women

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Jan 16, 2013

The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

Dec 04, 2012

As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Nov 28, 2012

The population of the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has already surpassed 41,000 and is expected to reach peak capacity of 60,000 shortly, as more Syrians flee fighting.

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At a glance

  • Formed in 1959
  • Based in Canada
  • Working in Canada, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean
  • Core budget of $5 million
  • Core staff of 16

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