Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

The PWRDF works in partnership with organizations in Canada and throughout the world to support people-centred development that improves the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promotes self-reliance, and addresses root causes of poverty and injustice. PWRDF is active in approximately 30 countries, and also accompanies Uprooted People – including victims of disasters, refugees, internally displaced people, and migrant workers. PWRDF partners are drawn from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations and community-based groups. Partners address the root causes of problems and accompany communities as they move beyond survival into sustainable development.  Below are just a few of the initiatives carried out by PWRDF.

Canada - Despite their rich cultures and identities, the economic, social and human indicators of quality of life and development are consistently lower among Indigenous people than other Canadians. PWRDF supports a variety of Indigenous initiatives that promote women’s and youth empowerment, Indigenous languages and cultural revitalization, the promotion and preservation of traditional knowledge, along with health and wellness.

Africa - Through its partner organizations, PWRDF has a presence in Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, East Africa, Mozambique, and South Africa.  Much of the work in these areas are in the fields of education and simple tools for sustainable development

Asia/Pacific - Through its partner organizations, PWRDF has a presence in Hong Kong, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh, and the Phillipines.  Much of the work here involves ministering to needs of Street Children.

Latin America - Through its partner organizations, PWRDF has a presence in Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador.  Much of the work in these countries involves education opportunities for women & children, with an emphasis on good health practices.

Here, at St. Catherine’s you have always supported the PWRDF generously and I know that you will continue to do so.   It is a privilege  to be this Parish’s representative to the Diocesan Committee of the Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund.

John Luccock