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In 2021 the Anglican Foundation of Canada’s Say Yes! to Kids campaign and Request for Proposals (RFPs) resulted in the largest one-time investment in youth-focused ministry and outreach the Canadian church has seen: $470,000 to 79 recipients. In the Diocese of New Westminster, 7 projects received $43,000. 

In 2022, AFC is expanding Say Yes! to Kids to include mentorship, training, and sponsorship for parish-led peer-to-peer fundraising teams. AFC will use its fundraising and communications expertise to help churches across the country raise more money for ministry at the local level and engage with their communities and satellite parishioners to build support for youth-focused ministry. AFC will also leverage its skills with leadership giving to secure matching gifts that will boost the efforts of participating teams.

If young people are a priority for your parish—and you want to strengthen your parish budget to seed, expand, or sustain youth-focused ministry—I encourage you to attend one of AFC’s webinars this month to learn more about the Say Yes! to Kids program. 

Here is a link to the webinar registration page where you will also find a FAQs sheet which provides more details about this year’s campaign.