Pikangikum Water Project
PWRDF activities at St. Andrew and St. Mark and nearby
During the summer, to further the efforts of PWRDF for the PIKANGIKUM water project, PWRDF drafted 3 letters which were sent to 3 federal ministers. The letters were to request that they follow up on actions to improve the critical water problem the people of Pikangikum are enduring.
Approximately 40 letters were signed by our parishioners and we received a positive response from The Honorable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
On September 30th, 3 parish members ( Margaret B, Yvonne W and Pamela M) participated in the “H2O (Hands to Others) PWRDF Water Walk”. The walk was to raise awareness of the need for clean water in Pikangikum.
The walk took place in LaSalle along the St. Lawrence river. It was a beautiful day for walking and approximately 60 people from various parishes participated. It was especially nice to walk along side of and to chat with some people from the Church of the Resurrection.
Over $900.00 was raised.
Federal government announces Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund
October 31, 2017 | By Janice Biehn
International Development Minister Marie Claude Bibeau today announced that the federal government will match 1:1 donations to Rohingya relief efforts through its new Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund, retroactive from August 25 until November 28, 2017.
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority population of more than 600,000 living in Rakhine state of northern Myanmar. The Myanmar government considers them stateless, and places restrictions on their rights as citizens. Rohingya militants attacked government forces in August, but the government’s response was disproportionately violent, according to the United Nations. Entire villages have been destroyed, and there has been widespread panic and flight.
Since August, the world has watched in horror as refugees pour into Bangladesh with little to no resources. PWRDF has funded a response from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank along with World Renew and seven other Foodgrains Bank members in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh. Read more about this initiative.
“We’re glad to be working and coordinating with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, World Renew and the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh on this project,” says Will Postma, Executive Director of PWRDF. “We’re able to leverage each other’s resources and multiply the benefits on the ground in caring for people struggling in such horrific conditions. The match from the federal government will help Anglicans in Canada twice as much support to this important relief effort.”
- Online – Visit pwrdf.org/donate, choose Emergency Response from the drop down menu and specify Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund in the message box.
- By mail – Please send donations to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, Canada, M4Y 3G2 and mark Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund on your cheque.
- By telephone – Please call 1-866-308-7973 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. EST with your credit card ready.