The anglican diocese of montreal

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is the Canadian Anglican agency for development, relief, refugees, and justice. 

PWRDF is active in approximately 30 countries, with partners drawn from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations, and community-based groups. PWRDF supports people-centred development that improves the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promotes self-reliance, and addresses root causes of poverty and injustice.

Our work is bound together in three strategic themes:

  • Weaving a Culture of Peace with Justice
  • Building a Moral Economy and
  • Accompanying Communities in Crisis.

PWRDF strives to be a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican parish and an expression for all Anglicans of their baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being.

The national PWRDF has additional materials and information available here 

We serve as an educational resource to all parishes, and assist parish representatives in a variety of tasks. Need help? Call or write to us through the Programme Office, or email us at


Whether you are a PWRDF parish representative or simply interested in the topics listed, please join us. Events are held in Fulford Hall at Cathedral Place, 1444 Union, Montreal, unless otherwise noted.

Noon-hour presentations are designed to fit into your lunch hour. The first hour focuses on the theme,
the remaining time focuses on discussion, planning, or review of materials available from PWRDF. Light
snacks provided; you are welcome to bring your lunch.

February 2012

The Raging Grannies

Thursday 9 February 2012 — Noon

The Raging Grannies work to bring attention to peace, justice and environmental issues. They use a range of “Anti” songs: anti-war, nuclear, violence against women, etc.

Speaker: Joan Hadrill and others

Fulford Hall

April 2012

Sandals for Service — Masasi Revisited

Thursday, 12 April 2012 — Noon

As we continue to walk with our partners in the Diocese of Masasi, Tanzania, we learn of the many instances of “walking by faith” as witnessed during a recent visit to some of the far-flung parishes of
the diocese.

Speakers: The Ven Janet Griffith and The Rt Rev Barry Clarke

Fulford Hall

May 2012

Annual General Meeting and Dinner

Thursday 10 May 2012 — 5:30 pm

Speaker: Adele Finney, Executive Director, PWRDF

Fulford Hall

June 2012

Celebrating the Work of PWRDF

Thursday, 7 June 2012 — Noon

Following the celebration of the Eucharist at the Cathedral, we lunch with the Bishop and share our parish experiences.

Fulford Hall.