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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