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

The Montreal Unit of the Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund

We serve as an educational resource to parishes by holding monthly information meetings (see below), publishing a quarterly newsletter and assisting parish representatives in educating their parishes about PWRDF. Have questions or interested in becoming involved? Write the Chairperson, Verna Peris at vernperis@hotmail.com. The committee is looking for a new member to join the team.

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month, Sept – June at noon in Fulford Hall at Cathedral Place, 1444 Union, Montreal, unless otherwise noted.