||4 December 2015 – The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF) Global Meeting was held in Cairo, Egypt on 3-4 November 2015.
Bishop Charlie Masters, ARDFC chair, and Claus Lenk, our national director, participated on ARDFC's behalf - joining Global South primates and representatives of ARDF and ARDF- Australia. You can read Claus' report here.
24 October 2014 – Christmas concert at St Peter & St Paul’s (Ottawa) to benefit Iraqi & Syrian refugees
St Peter and St Paul’s (Ottawa) is hosting a Jacob Moon Band concert on December 13 at 7:30pm with part proceeds donated to ARDFC to aid Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Read more here and plan to attend. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
6 October 2014 – The official opening of the new pediatric ward has been moved to October 18 (Saturday) to allow more clinic staff to attend. (The main outpatient clinics run Monday to Friday occupying staff during the week.) Once open, the new ward will add 20 pediatric beds to the current 10, bringing the total to 30. The clinic's effectiveness is shown in the fact that there was not a single known mortality among the estimated 600 sick children treated by the clinic in the first half of 2014.
23 September 2014 – Thanks to generous donors, ARDFC has been able to send $20,000 to aid St George's (Baghdad) in its work with suffering Iraqi's. It's not too late to contribute. We hope to keep sending relief funds to help the persecuted and suffering refugees in Iraq who have been chased from their homes and hunted down by merciless Islamic State militants. Please donate now.
30 September 2014 – Great news from Yei, South Sudan! Construction of the new expanded pediatric ward is almost complete. The grand opening is scheduled for October 15. The medical equipment for the ward was delivered from Uganda today. The beds have been made. The solar equipment which will provide 24-hour power (something we take for granted in the west!) was delivered today as well. PTL! Now we need to raisie the remaining funds for this project so the Diocese of Yei can pay the bills for this project. You can read more about this project here and photos related to this project and the construction of the new pediatric ward are here. Please give.
July 2014 – Construction begins on pediatric ward in Yei, South Sudan
We have just received an email from Poppy Spens who was visiting Yei in June. Poppy writes that, in late June, a builder was selected after four quotes were obtained from local reputable builders. The bishop of the Diocese of Yei officiated at a dedication ceremony and construction is now underway! A senior clergyman will supervise the construction project and will send us reports and photos as the work develops. Poppy adds that "The ward was so full when we were there-never less than 18 children in a 10 bed ward (often many more) so the Diocese is really grateful." Read a letter from the Bishop of Yei to ARDFC.
31 January 2014 – ARDFC finishes 2013 strong!
Praise the Lord! 2013 was a great year for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada thanks to the generosity of our churches and individual donors. Not only were we able to send the last installment to the Diocese of Recife (Brazil) to fund construction of a training centre, but we ended the year with a surplus, allowing us to kick start the next project.
In 2013, you also gave more than $20,000 towards emergency relief in the Philippines following the typhoon disaster and more than $10,000 to help in the aftermath of the floods in southern Alberta. Thank you!
11 November 2013 – Philippines typhoon disaster relief
ARDFC is collecting donations to help victims of the typhoon-created disaster in the Philippines. Please help us help those in need. Learn more here.
ARDF Thanksgiving 2013 video (3 1/2 minutes)
You'll hear from a number of Anglican Primates about what ARDF's support has meant to their churches and people.
• On YouTube
• On Vimeo
Primate of Congo expresses "profound thanks" for ARDF partnership
In a 3 1/2 minute video, Archbishop Henri Isengoma, Primate of the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explains how important the partnership of ARDF has been in relieving suffering, proclaiming the gospel, resettling war refugees and retraining child soldiers.
9 October 2013 - Recife priest to speak in Toronto
Pastor Mauricio Coelho from the Diocese of Recife, Brazil - where ARDFC is currently funding the construction of a training centre - will speak at Christ The King Anglican Church, Toronto, on October 9 at 7pm. The evening will be hosted by ARDFC Chairman Bishop Don Harvey. All are invited.
Location: Christ The King, meeting at Blythwood Baptist Church, 80 Blythwood Rd, Toronto, ON
Time: October 9, 7pm
For more information, please see the flyer.
July 2013 - Good Samaritan (St John's, NL) raises $2000 for ARDFC
May 2013 – Collecting pennies: An ARDFC parish ambassador shares her story
Eleanor Muise tells how she and parishioners at St Stephen the Martyr had fun collecting, counting and rolling $218.45 in pennies for ARDFC’s Recife project. See here story here.
ARDFC presented to ANiC Eastern Assembly; endorsed by Archbishop Tito Zavala
You can watch video – or listen to an MP3 – of ARDFC treasurer Claus Lenk’s presentation to the ANiC Eastern Assembly as well as his discussion with Archbishop Tito Zavala (Primate of the Southern Cone) about ARDFC and our projects. Hear how ARDF-Canada’s work is viewed by Global South Primates.
February 2013 – Collecting pennies: An ARDFC parish ambassador shares her story
Marion Miles tells how St Peter & St Paul’s collect over $300 – in pennies! – for ARDFC’s Recife project. See here story here.
September 2012 – ARDFC’s Fall Newsletter
This newsletter reports on our newly launched project in Brazil, our completed projects, new board members, and some of the distinctives of ARDFC. See the Fall 2012 newsletter.
Africa: As complex as you are broad… as beautiful as you are broken
ARDF, our sister aid and development agency, sent two people to Africa in October 2012 to investigate conditions in South Sudan, Congo and Rwanda and check on projects. You can read the Rev Bill Haley’s impressions on his blog. Earlier posts written during the trip provide specifics with many interesting tales of their travels.
He says Africa is “as complex as you are broad”, “…as beautiful as you are broken”. “Indeed, how you view Africa depends on what you see you, but more importantly, how you see. Seeing as a Christian, hope will always be deeper than the horror, love always deeper than the hate, God’s provision will always be more profound than the human deprivation, beauty always overcoming brokenness, light eventually but always piercing the darkness… Yes, there’s a lot of darkness on this continent. I won’t forget it soon. But I will also keep with me for a long time the example of God’s people here, by whose very presence and courageous and compassionate deeds, the light of Christ shines with hope. “
ARDF 2011 Annual Report, which includes ARDFC
In his preface to the 2011 ARDF annual report, Archbishop Bob Duncan write, “Since the Fund’s inception in September 2004, ARDF, by God’s grace, has been working directly with the spiritually vibrant, but resource poor Anglican Churches around the globe. You have provided over $4.9 million in funding for 106 development projects. Through your generosity you have changed the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ in 32 countries strengthening our partnership with Anglicans world-wide.” See the full report (pdf) here.
September 2011 – ARDFC’s Fall Newsletter
This newsletter reports on our first completed project, as well as our current project and provides some thoughts on what ARDFC provides donors in a world over-crowded with charitable organizations. See the Fall 2011 newsletter.
ARDF Report Fall 2011
While the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada (ARDFC) is relatively new, our US partner (the ARDF) is celebrating its seventh year of operation, having delivered over $4.8 million in funding to over 105 relief and development projects. Its international board of trustees includes a number of Global South Primates who select the projects we undertake. The ARDF has prepared an excellent report on its ministry and its distinctives. ARDFC shares the values and approach discussed in the ARDF report.
21 October 2010 – Anglican Relief and Development Fund (US) accredited
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) accredited the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF), of Ambridge, PA, the Anglican Church in North America’s relief and development arm. The ARDF is the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada’s US partner. Read more.
18-19 September 2010 – Primate of SE Asia visits Vancouver
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada welcomed Archbishop John Chew Hiang Chea – Primate of the Anglican Province of Southeast Asia, Bishop of Singapore and Chairman of the Global South Primates Steering Committee – to a weekend of special gatherings in Vancouver to promote the work of the ARDFC.
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» Fall 2012 Newsletter
» Fall 2011 Newsletter
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2015-16 – Combatting poverty and malnutrition in Burundi
2015 – Wau, South Sudan: Providing clean water
2014 – Yei, South Sudan: Building a pediatric ward for a clinic
2013 – Recife, Brazil: Training centre construction project
2012 – Peru: Helping women escape poverty
2012 – Burma: Help impoverished women achieve economic stability
2011 – Congo: Helping war refugees get reestablished
2010 – Kenya: Malaria prevention and health education project