Primate's World Relief and Development Fund


PWRDF providing relief after Nepal earthquake
PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $20,000 in relief funds for Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated the region between Kathmandu and Pokhara on Saturday. It is working with ACT Alliance whose Kathmandu offices began providing immediate relief - food, water, shelter and medical supplies - within hours of the quake. All donations to PWRDF between April 25 and May 25, 2015 for the Nepal earthquake relief efforts will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Government of Canada into their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, which will be used to provide humanitarian relief in the wake of this catastrophe.

You can support our relief efforts in Nepal by following this link and donating online. Others ways are indicated as well.


Spring & Summer Resources

PWRDF Ottawa Workshop, April 18
Sow Much Love: Enough For All

This workshop is open to all parish representatives, friends and supporters of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund.
On the agenda...
  • Striving for Food Sustainability in Cuba, presented by Valerie Maier after visiting PWRDF partner in Cuba
  • Gardens & Creation Matters... what we can do locally, presented by Philippa Jones of All Saints Westboro
  • Feeding Canada's Northern Communities, presented by Deacon Aigah Attagutsiak of St Margaret's
  • Preparing for The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Report
Saturday, April 18, 8:30 - 2:30
St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street, Ottawa
To register email Valerie at: by 4 April 2015 Billeting is available on request.

Summer course, Sorrento, BC, July 5-11
Sharing Bread (two), with Suzanne Rumsey and Sheilagh McGlynn
PWRDF is partnering for the second time with Sorrento Centre to explore the complex issues of food security overseas, in Canada, and in our lives. Participants will return home with knowledge and skills for responding to food security issues locally and globally. This course will include some hands-on learning at the Sorrento Centre Farm, so come prepared to get your hands dirty! More information

PWRDF Ottawa January 2015 Newsletter

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Local Heroes
St. John's South March Youth Choir and Music Director Laura Hawley

Not only was awareness fostered of the Third Mark of Mission, but a concert and lunch raised over $800 for the PWRDF after a special service at St. John's South March last October. Read all about it in the article "Some Like it Hot!" by Barbara Apro, in our latest newsletter.


Fred Says

Who is Fred? He is Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and President of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Fred is passionate about the work of PWRDF, which he calls one of the best good news stories of the Anglican Church of Canada. The work of PWRDF includes partnering with communities to help people access nutritious food.

You and your parish or outreach group are invited to view these short and snappy video Fredisms, then follow up by learning more online about the issue of food security and accessing useful resources. You can do all of this at


Summer camp, the PWRDF way

An idea planted by a youth delegate at the 2013 Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly grew into a very special PWRDF course called "Sharing Bread" at the Sorrento Centre in central British Columbia. In 2014 over 24 people from all across Canada, including PWRDF Ottawa's Valerie Maier, travelled to Shuswap Lake to dig into issues around food security and learn together about global and local food systems.

Sorrento Farm



A digest of current PWRDF initiatives we know will challenge and intrigue you.



Not about money - about people
Not about handouts - about partnership
Not about charity - about dignity
Not about them - about us


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Area contact

Valerie Maier
Diocesan Representative for PWRDF
Email Valerie Maier
For more information, please see the website Enough for all

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PWRDF PWRDF is the Anglican Church of Canada's agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice.

PWRDF walks with partners in Canada and overseas to share in creating a more just and peaceful world. They provide relief for human disasters, support refugee rehabilitation and development, and undertake health care projects.

In the Diocese of Ottawa, members of our local PWRDF working group actively support Primate's Fund initiatives. They raise awareness of the life-affirming work of PWRDF through education on global justice issues. They build and encourage connections with individual parishes. They seek and encourage individuals looking for meaningful ways to express the baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being. The PWRDF committee organizes workshops and, conferences, develops tools and media resources and challenges parishes to get involved. Please visit the PWRDF Committee webpage to find out more. Enough for all

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