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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.  Through the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to partners around the world working to improve health, food security and livelihoods for vulnerable people.  This agency grew out of a Canadian tragedy in 1958.  In that year an explosion in a coal mine in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 75 men.  The tragedy moved Anglicans and other Canadians to respond with assistance for the stricken families.  As a result of this experience, the Anglican Church recognises the need for an efficient process to channel assistance quickly in situations of emergency.  One year later, The Primate’s World Relief Fund was established by the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod, named for the Primate, or Archbishop of Canada.  If you are wanting to explore ways to contribute more broadly towards relief projects or sustainable development efforts the Anglican Church is working on, please go the PWRDF web-page for more info.



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