The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) 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.
The Cathedral PWRDF chapter also supports PWRDF by raising funds in partnership with the Cathedral Sunday School to advance national PWRDF objectives. Past campaigns include Appetite for Learning in Haiti (a hot lunch program for school children), Seeds for Change (an agricultural sustainability project), and Weave a Net (to provide anti-malarial mosquito nets) in Masasi, Tanzania.
The Cathedral each year sends to PWRDF a budgeted $2,000 donation plus the amount given by congregation members through the use of PWRDF envelopes.
In early 2020, the Cathedral sent PWRDF our annual contribution early, in order to take advantage of a (x6) matching program of the Canadian government. The cause was known as AMCC (All Mothers and Children Count).
Our donation was $2,300 (matched x6 = $13,800). This is how we assigned our donation:
Equip a Doctor: In Burundi, access to quality health care depends on outfitting clinics with the most up-to-date equipment. Your gift will provide instruments for a doctor to deliver quality care.
Safe Birth: When babies are born with sterile, clean equipment and bedding, the chances of a healthy birth are much greater. Your gift gives 400 babies a healthy start with a new blanket, sterile equipment and other items.
Buy the Whole Farm! When you buy all the items in our agriculture category, you support several farmers from Tanzania, Uganda, Colombia, Rwanda and Mozambique! Each 'farm' (we bought 2) receives one cow, one goat, two piglets, 20 kg bag of seeds, organic farm supplies, farm tools (plus 40 chickens and 10 pineapple seedlings).
Women of Maison Dorcas: Many women in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo who are victims of sexual violence turn to the Panzi Hospital’s Maison Dorcas to recover. Your gift restores dignity by teaching women skills to earn an income.
Update Summer 2020
All Mothers and Children Count (AMCC) is the project PWRDF Montreal worked on with the MUHC in 2018. It is linked with 4 African areas, including our Companion Diocese of Masasi.
The Canadian government has granted PWRDF a $1.98-million grant to extend the work of the AMCC partners. The funds will support these vulnerable communities through the COVID-19 crisis.
The grant includes a 6:1 match for a total project budget of approximately $2.3 million. For more info about the program, click here
To receive the maximum grant from the government, PWRDF donations need to hit $300,000.
You can help by giving to this program at pwrdf.org/give-today and choosing AMCC COVID-19 extension.