Unit Groups

Unit Groups

Anglicans For Eco-Justice; Refugees; PWRDF: Ecumenical Multi-Faith

Unit groups are diocesan funded and supported ministry groups with a specific ministry focus. 

Units are supported by the Director of Mission & Ministry Development.

News


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BVOR Christmas Appeal for Refugee Placement

A Message Forwarded from the Diocesan Refugee Unit (DRU) During this season of giving, please remember the many refugees who need a home. Refugees are in desperate need of Canadian sponsors. Find out how you can... Read More


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Letter from Ministry of Immigration

On December 10, 2017, Bishop Skelton's and Archdeacon Fenton's offices received the following letter from Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the Federal Government of Canada, The Honourable Ahmed... Read More


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National Housing Day Statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz

November 2017 November 22 marks National Housing Day in Canada, an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the need for safe, adequate, and affordable housing, and to learn about the social, economic, and health... Read More


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A Note From the Diocesan Refugee Unit

We can all be proud that the Diocese of New Westminster has had a strong response to the worldwide appeal for sponsorship of refugees. We have many parishes and other groups who have worked with our diocese to bring... Read More


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Fair Wage Commission

The Province of BC is holding hearings regarding Fair Wages. This has arisen out of the issue of the increase in the minimum wage, what it needs to be and the timing of the raise. Metro Vancouver Alliance’s Economic... Read More


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PWRDF World of Gifts Guide and Bulletin Inserts

The Diocese of New Westminster's PWRDF Unit commends the Christmas World of Gifts (PWRDF section) to your parish for the Reign of Christ, November 26, 2017. We are asking that parish clergy and parish PWRDF... Read More


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Book Launch - The Reverend Emilie Smith

Speaking to a crowd of about 40 in Spanish and English at the Co-op Bookstore on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on Thursday evening October 26, the Reverend Emilie Smith spoke tenderly and clearly about the people... Read More


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PWRDF Executive Director Visits 1410 Nanton Avenue

Monday, October 23, 2017 was a fairly quiet day at the offices of the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster. Bishop Skelton was travelling to the House of Bishops and Executive Archdeacon, the Venerable Douglas... Read More


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Walk for Refuge

On Saturday October 7, a group from St John the Divine, Maple Ridge (The Divine Dashers!) and St Laurence, Coquitlam got together and walked 5 km in Pitt Meadows to raise money for PWRDF. St. John's parishioner... Read More


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Changes to Citizenship Requirements - IRCC

Here is information for all who are working in Refugee and Newcomer ministry and for those who visit this site looking for information regarding the Diocese of New Westminster as SAH. Immigration Refugees and... Read More


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PWRDF Ride for Refuge 2017

This RIDE got underway again this year at Richmond Christian High School in Richmond. The forecast rain nicely held off until after the RIDE was complete! A warm lunch was provided to the hundreds of Ride For Refuge... Read More


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Welcoming the Newcomer - MOSAIC Refugee Services Events

 Please find below and attached information on Events that are of interest to Refugees and members of your communities. This information is circulated by Iris Challoner, a senior staff member at MOSAIC. Welcome The... Read More


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MVA Leadership Training - Register Now

All Anglicans are welcome to take this training on behalf of your parish that will take place: Friday, October 6, 7-9m Saturday, October 7 9:30am-4pm We start and finish on time BCGEU Office - 2920 Virtual Way,... Read More


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New Acting Secretary for the Canadian Council of Churches

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Council of Churches is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Noteboom as incoming Acting General Secretary, effective October 1, 2017.    Peter currently serves as... Read More


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UPDATE - PWRDF Events for Aug/Sept

 RIDE FOR REFUGE 2017 - SEPTEMBER 30 JOIN US, GET INVOLVED, OFFER YOUR SUPPORT !!! The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is again participating in Ride for Refuge. Team PWRDF Vancouver will be... Read More


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UPDATE - Bishop's Fund for Refugee Resettlement

In December of 2015, as the larger culture’s awareness of issues around Refugees grew, and the call to action and the need to be doing something grew in people’s hearts, Bishop Melissa Skelton announced the creation... Read More


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PWRDF emergency fund for BC Wildfires

PWRDF has annouced that it is accepting donations to its emergency fund which will be used to support needs in individuals and communities in British Columbia impacted by current wildfires in the province. While... Read More


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UPDATE: PWRDF Famine Relief Matching Funds

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is pleased to report it has received $379,000 in donations toward famine relief. These funds will be matched 1:1 in the federal government’s Famine Relief Fund, which... Read More


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The Storymen Sing for Their Supper at St. Agnes

On Wednesday, June 28 the recently renovated parish hall of St. Agnes, North Vancouver was filled with the sounds of great music and happy people as the members of Regional Ecumenical Support Team (REST) a... Read More


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Roofing for Refugees

Refugee Roofers - Training and Employment Program Are you eager to find full-time employment in the roofing construction industry? You will attend a 3 week job specific training that will result in full-time... Read More