Primate's World Relief and Development Fund


Fred Says

What is the Fred Says message?

"It all starts with food."

Without food, people have a very difficult time taking medicine, sleeping, going to school, working and generally contributing to society. Food and nutrition are fundamental for positive physical and mental health, which in turn fuel community growth and prosperity.

Food security, the availability of food and one's access to it, is an increasingly familiar term but it is not well understood. Fred Says is a new PWRDF campaign raising awareness of food security issues and the PWRDF mission.

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.

Every two months, PWRDF releases a new "Fredism" introducing an on-the-ground PWRDF project and related to a month, season or holiday in Canada.

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

Check out the first three "Fredism" clips below:

• It's good to be full of beans!
• Have you eaten today?
• Let's jam


Sharing Bread A Food Security Learning Experience
An intergenerational week which will lok at good nutrition, good health, good learning and good work-"all begin with good food" from June 29-July 5 at Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC It will include conversations with our Cuban PWRDF partners and time spent in the Sorrento Centre's Garden.    Please contact

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Local Heroes

A Rural-Urban Partnership: Working to End Global Hunger

This past spring the Parish of Fitzroy Harbour (PFH), comprised of St. George's (Fitzroy Harbour) and St. Thomas (Woodlawn), and the Parish of Christ Church Bells Corners formed a partnership to grow a crop of soybeans on a 25 acre field in West Carleton. The net proceeds of this project, estimated at more than $7,000, is going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a church-based ecumenical organization whose mission is "working to end global hunger" and of which the Anglican Church of Canada is a member ( See the story by Gary Weir and Victor Wehrle in the December, 2013 edition of Crosstalk


Churches Arise to Meet Poverty Challenge
Story by Valerie Maier (pdf) about the Parish Poverty Challenge during Lent 2013


Special appeals

Typhoon Haiyan

Emergency Relief: Typhoon Haiyan

All donations received from individual Canadian donors between Nov 9 and Dec 9, 2013 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Canadian government into the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, which will be used by the government to partner with NGOs and international agencies to further relief efforts after the storm. Give online

Syrian Refugee Situation

"The humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached desperate dimensions. The conflict has lasted 22 months. People are sleeping in the streets, unable to fulfill their basic needs, and there is a fear that the suffering will be exacerbated by the harsh winter and protracted conflict. Humanitarian aid should be rapidly scaled up with a massive increase of funding. Currently, the efforts remain severely underfunded," says John Nduna, General Secretary of ACT.

PWRDF continues to respond to the emergency through the ACT Alliance and now through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. See


A digest of current PWRDF initiatives we know will challenge and intrigue you. March 2014


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 A-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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