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Archive for November 2015

Syrian Emergency Relief

As the winter months approach, the need for warm bedding and clothing becomes even greater for those displaced by the Syrian refugee crisis.   1.2 million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon, making up 20% of the population of that country at the moment. The influx of so many people into the country has led to social, political, and economic problems.   The PWRDF continues to provide relief through ACT Alliance, and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, as well as to displaced people within Syria, and to other refugees through Refugee Egypt in Cairo.


The Government of Canada has created the Syria Emergency Relief Fund and will match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria up to $100 million until December 31, 2015. For every dollar donated to PWRDF, the Canadian dollar will put one dollar into its Syria Emergency Relief Fund.


Thank you – because of the generosity of Anglicans in Canada, $170,00 has been received by PWRDF for the Syrian refugee crisis. Please watch for updates on the PWRDF’s response to the situation at


Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Online
  • By phone (credit card donations): call Jennifer Brown at 416-924-9192 ext. 355 or 1-866-308-7973
    Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
  • By mail: please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Syria Response, and send to:
    • The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund 
      The Anglican Church of Canada
      80 Hayden Street
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      M4Y 3G2

For further information, please contact Naba Gurung, the PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator at 416-924-9192 ext.321, or at

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Fair Trade Fair

The Richmond Kairos Committee
(Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives)

Invites you to attend the Richmond Fair Trade Fair!

When: Saturday December 5, 2015 from 10am – 2pm

Where: Gilmore Park United Church, 8060 No. 1 Road, Richmond
On the #401 bus line. Free parking!

What: Arts and Crafts, Jewelry, Gift items, Ethnic food, music

For more information contact: Gilmore Park United, 604-277-5377

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