The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)

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The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief. With the support of Anglicans across Canada, PWRDF partners with organizations working to increase healthy pregnancies and births, reduce gender inequality, relieve hunger and break the cycle of poverty in the world’s most vulnerable communities. Against a backdrop of climate change, PWRDF strives to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.PWRDF is committed to working in diverse communities and does not proselytize in its work. PWRDF also responds to emergencies in Canada and around the world as they happen making sure immediate and long term recovery needs are met.


As an instrument of faith, PWRDF connects Anglicans in Canada to communities around the world in dynamic partnerships to advance sustainable development, to respond to emergencies, to assist refugees, and to act for positive change.

Our Impact

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)  supports partners in Canada and throughout the world who are implementing grassroots solutions relevant to the particular needs and situation of their local communities. This approach empowers communities to take a leading role in their own development, which ultimately moves them closer to a place of sustainability and self-sufficiency. PWRDF believes this grassroots, capacity-building approach is crucial in fostering a culture where communities are empowered to build their own success and well being. PWRDF is committed toward making progress to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and all of our programs reflect this commitment. PWRDF partners are drawn from ecumenical organizations and community-based groups. Our programs address:

  • Preventive Health
  • Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Empowering women
  • Disaster Response and Humanitarian Relief
  • Accompanying Refugees

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The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

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BN 8664 34640 RR0001

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Leaving a gift in your will to PWRDF can help create a truly just, healthy and peaceful world for generations to come. You can ensure your support lives on for moms and babies in vulnerable communities, for those whose lives are impacted by emergencies, for Indigenous communities in Canada, for refugees and displaced people, and for caring for our environment.

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