Ukraine response for those with disabilites

PWRDF Ukraine response

Maintaining the Gains against Covid-19, a Panel Discussion

PWRDF responds to COVID in Indigenous communities

It was announced in December 2021 that the Reverend Greg Jenkins, Rector of St. Alban the Martyr, Burnaby and Regional Dean of South Burnaby/Royal City has been appointed chair of the Diocesan PWRDF Unit.

Ride for Refuge Team Vancouver Report

Shailene Caparas appointed PWRDF Treasurer

Here is the information about the 2021 Ride for Refuge Initiative

Celebrating Food and Faith Webinar, September 7

PWRDF accepting donations for Haiti earthquake relief

Here is a link to the August 11, 2021 article with information on how to borrow the new PWRDF promotional banners for your parish.

Here is a link to the June 21, 2021 article about Mapping being offered digitally online

During this time of isolation and online meetings the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is pleased to offer churches a virtual guest speaker for recorded services or Zoom worship.

Please email PWRDF's Public Engagement Officer Christine Hills to enquire.


The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the official international aid and development agency of the Anglican Church of Canada. Through the PWRDF, Canadian Anglicans participate in development and emergency relief work worldwide.

PWRDF has been strongly supported by members of the Diocese of New Westminster. Since PWRDF’s founding, New Westminster Anglicans have given over $7.6 million.

Visit the PWRDF website for more information on the work of the Fund.

The Diocesan PWRDF Unit

In the Diocese of New Westminster a Diocesan PWRDF Unit exists to support the Parish Reps and provide a focus for PWRDF activities within the Diocese. This small group, led by Unit Chair Peter Goodwin, provides these services:

  • Maintain periodic contact with the Parish Representatives to determine their needs, provide advice and encouragement, and obtain feedback.
  • Facilitate Parish Representative access to PWRDF resources.
  • Where appropriate, develop resources to meet local needs.
  • Hold Diocese-wide educational events (usually twice a year) for Parish Representatives and other interested persons.
  • Represent the PWRDF at the Diocesan level and the Diocese at the national PWRDF level.

Parish PWRDF Representatives

Anglicans within the Diocese of New Westminster have traditionally been strongly involved in the work of the Fund, either through fund-raising or in events to raise awareness of the Fund’s work. Key to this involvement are the Parish Reps, people within each parish who lead parish PWRDF events, raise funds and keep the goals, achie

For example, at Christ Church Cathedral, an enthusiastic team of PWRDF volunteers is raising money for AIDS relief in Soweto, South Africa, by selling cookies after Sunday services. This has directly raised a substantial sum in support of this project, as well as keeping parishioners aware of the work of PWRDF.vements and needs of the Fund alive in the minds of the people in the pews. These volunteers are the heart and soul of the PWRDF and one of the main reasons for its success.

For More Information

The PWRDF national office maintains an excellent website explaining the aims and work of the Fund and providing a wealth of resources.

Contact details for the national office can be found there. The Diocesan PWRDF Unit can be through the Diocesan office by phone 604-684-6306 and by email through the contact form below

Diocesan PWRDF Contact

If you have questions, comments or you would like to support the PWRDF Unit in the Diocese of New Westminster please contact us.

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