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On June 1, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) announced $50,000 to 20 proposals addressing the crisis of climate change. AFC’s board of directors met via Zoom on May 20-21, 2020 during which time it reviewed 28 proposals from across Canada.

“The board was delighted with the large number of excellent submissions to this year’s Request for Proposals; however, that meant some difficult decision-making when it came to choosing only 20 recipients,” says the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, AFC’s executive director. Each submission was eligible to receive a grant up to $2,500. AFC challenged applicants to respond to the climate crisis creatively, upholding the Baptismal Covenant: “to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the earth.”

“A lot of creativity is taking place in churches and ministry settings from coast to coast to coast,” says Rois. She named some examples: eco-community pollinator veggie garden, lighting efficiencies, an edible forest, beehives, xeriscape landscaping, aeroponic gardens, and an eco-loo. “People are getting serious about the climate crisis,” Rois says. From wildfires to windstorms, climate change poses a serious threat to the global community.

Donations from Canadian Anglicans all across the country are making gifts like these possible to address some of the most pressing needs facing the planet.


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.

Here is a list of successful grants:


St. James Anglican Church, Cobalt, ON

Re-shingling of church roof

Grant of $3,900


All Saints' Anglican Church, Fort McMurray, AB

Bathroom and lift renovations

Grant of $10,000


Church of the Messiah, Opaskwayak, MB

Church of the Messiah Parish Hall

Grant of $10,000 and loan of $100,000

Christ Church, The Pas, MB

Parish Hall – new furnace

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

British Columbia

St. Peter's Anglican Church, Quamichan, Duncan, BC

Lighting ugrade

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

St. Mary of the Incarnation Anglican Church, Victoria, BC

Upgrade lights with energy efficient LED lights

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador

St. Philip's Parish, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, NL

St. Philip's Columbaria Garden: Creating a Lasting Legacy

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


St. Patrick's Anglican Church, Edmonton, AB

Three More Steps on the Road to Greening St. Patrick's

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, Bright's Grove, ON

Wilderness Pollinator Garden and Beehives

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, ON

Cooking for Climate

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

St. John's Anglican Church (Woodhouse), Simcoe, ON

St. John's commercial dishwasher

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Kelowna, BC

St. Andrew's Sign Project

Grant of $6,000

All Saints' Anglican Church, Vernon, BC

Xeriscape Church Grounds

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


Parish of St. Philip, Montreal West, Montreal, QC

Edible Forest / Community Orchard

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


Archbishop Anderson Memorial Church, Holy Trinity Parish, Cochrane, ON

Holy Trinity Church Roofing Project

Grant of $10,000

St. John's Anglican Church, Foleyet, ON

Parish hall renovation and rectory roof

Grant of $8,000


Grace Anglican Church, Waterdown, ON

Grace Resilience Hub: Building Resilience with Grace

Grant of $7,500

St. John's Anglican Church, Burlington, ON

Upper hall window coverings

Grant of $1,280 *RFP

New Westminster

Salal + Cedar, Vancouver, BC

Growing Change through Climate Action Training

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

Nova Scotia and PEI

St. John's Anglican Church Westphal, Dartmouth, NS

Installation of siding on church building

Grant of $10,000

Anglican Parish of French Village, Upper Tantallon, NS

Providing an "Eco-Loo" for St. Paul's Church

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ottawa

Creating Inclusive Communities Project
Grant of $7,500

St. James' Anglican Church, Parish of Mississippi Lake, Carleton Place, ON

Growing Community – An Aeroponic Harvest

Grant of $1,700 *RFP


St. Mark's Church, Barriefield, Kingston, ON

Accessibility for All

Grant of $10,000

Anglican Parish of Wolfe Island, Holy Trinity Church, Wolfe Island, ON

Church renovation project, including accessibility

Grant of $7,500

St. Thomas Anglican Church, Belleville, ON

Green Energy Audit of St. Thomas Church, Parish Hall, and Offices

Grant of $2,500 *RFP

Christ Church, Gananoque, ON

Hall window replacement

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Moose Jaw, SK

St. Aidan 2020 Hospitality Sustainability Project

Grant of $1,500 *RFP


Heritage Fitch Bay, Canton Stanstead, QC

Restoration of St. Matthias Anglican Church and Canon Gustin Hall

Grant of $5,000

Rupert's Land

St. Luke's Anglican Church, Dryden, ON

Net Metering Project (Solar)

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


All Saints Anglican Parish, Watrous, SK

Re-shingling of church roof

Grant of $6,500

St. George's Anglican Church, Battleford, SK

Upgrading lighting to reduce power usage

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


Flemingdon Park Ministry, Toronto

The Common Table Learning Hub

Grant of $7,500

St. James' Anglican Church, Orillia, ON

Eco-Community Pollinator Enhanced Veggie Garden

Grant of $2,500 *RFP


St. Paul's Anglican Church, Dawson City, YT

Foundation restoration for Stringer House—St. Paul's rectory

Grant of $10,000


Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC

Taking it Online: Stage Two of the Weaving Together Initiative

Grant of $7,500

Centre for Christian Studies, Winnipeg, MB

Ministering by Word and Example: Online Course on the Ministry of the Diaconate

Grant of $7,500

Here is a link to the AFC donation page

For requests related to AFC please contact:

Scott Brubacher, Executive Administrator