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Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund

We do all we can to be part of the church’s outreach to the wider community locally, nationally and internationally. We have an informal partnership with Semiahmoo House Society, a nearby facility for individuals with developmental challenges. We support the Food Bank, the Interchurch Refugee Unit, the Mission to Seafarers, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and many others.

2018 PRIMATE’S WORLD RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT FUND REPORT

With your support in 2018 these are some of the updates on the impact of your generous
support to PWRDF in Canada and around the world:

  • is celebrating 60 years of a journey that Anglicans have undertaken in partnership with communities in Canada and throughout the world in seeking to build a just, peaceful and healthy world.
  • continued to respond to sudden onset emergencies – the magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia and the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Mangkhut which tore through the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
  • distributed food items and provided health services to several thousand households in Indonesia and the Philippines to people affected by the above mentioned earthquakes and typhoon.
  • provided relief funding to the Friendship Centre at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church to support 2,000 residents as a result of wildfires in B.C. in July, 2018.
  • provided funds to set up suicide prevention training for community leaders and those in helping professions in northern B.C. communities which were at risk due to the high indigenous population and added stresses following the wildfires.
  • collaborated with Partners in Health to improve health care in Rwanda: reducing infant malnutrition and illness, providing in-home medical support and training for volunteers and medical staff.
  • supported the Social Worker Home Visit Program in Rwanda. This program allows social workers to observe potential causes of malnutrition that may not be obvious during hospital visits.
  • supported the addition of a neonatal wing to the Kigutu Hospital in Burundi. The neonatal wing was funded by PWRDF with a 6:1 match from Global Affairs Canada.
  • supported the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of Panzi Foundation and Maison Dorcas in the Democratic Republic of Congo – helping to provide medical care to women who are victims of sexual assault.
  • responded with a $20,000 donation to support the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza – provided medical care to people-particularly children – who have been injured and traumatized by recent violence in the region.


Respectfully submitted,
Rita Buchy