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November 15, 2018, TORONTO, ON – The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $305,000 in grants in support of new projects across Canada in its November cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met in Toronto from November 14-15, 2018 to set its strategic direction and to award grants to over 65 applicants across Canada.

“The rich diversity of imaginative and creative ministry projects across our country is genuinely inspiring,” said the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, AFC’s executive director. “Many Canadian Anglicans from children to seniors are imagining and undertaking innovative programs to push the church forward in positive and transforming ways,” she said.

In addition to infrastructure and restoration grants of $168,000, AFC provided $30,000 for innovative ministry projects, $60,000 for theological education bursaries, and $32,500 for theological formation projects.

From coast to coast to coast, the donations of Canadian Anglican are making it possible to fund ministry of all kinds: educational resources for children and youth reflective of new family formations and inclusivity, creative liturgies for trauma-sensitive congregations, youth leadership, theological education, grass-roots community projects, art installations, summer camps for young refugees new to Canada, and after-school homework clubs.

One of the recipients of an AFC grant was the Parish of Christ Church, Hope in the Diocese of New Westminster (photo above). The Parish requested that Diocesan Council approve their grant application to AFC for $12,000 in order to move forward with a diverse infrastructure project that included:

  1. Preparation of the exterior structure and painting of the building
  2. Construction of a Scattering Garden on Church Property
  3. Providing a concrete surround to the paved labyrinth.

Council approved the request at the June 13, 2018 meeting and the Anglican Foundation subsequently approved the request during the November 2018 meetings.

During this November session, The Anglican Foundation also approved a grant of $15,000 to St. Hilda's, Sechelt to be used toward the 1.3 million dollar rebuild of their church and a grant of $10,000 to the Pro Mundi Vita spiritual renewal project retreat courses that have been taking place at various times over the past year at Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast.


The Anglican Foundation of Canada seeks to foster Anglican presence by providing abundant resources for innovative ministry and diverse infrastructure projects and theological formation throughout the Canadian church. Leading the way in resourceful ministry since 1957, AFC has benefitted every diocese, hundreds of parishes, and thousands of Canadian Anglicans with the provision of financial support from coast to coast to coast.

The other image included in this post is Holy Trinity, Yellowknife.