The Anglican Foundation of Canada seeks to provide abundant resources for innovative ministries, Anglican presence, and diverse infrastructure projects across the Canadian Church.
Latest news and information
AFC was very happy to support the Garden-to-Table project at the parish of St. Dunstan in Aldergrove, BC (Diocese of New Westminster). Garden-to-Table provides a garden plot accessible to all in the community to teach gardening skills and provide food for community meals, a community kitchen series, and the Aldergrove Food Bank. Garden-to-Table also provides resources, support and instruction for low-income adults and recent immigrants to develop their food knowledge and skills, including meal planning, healthy shopping, budgeting and food preparation.
AFC Executive Director Judy Rois recently visited St. Dunstan's, where she helped harvest food from the community garden and attended a community supper. Members of the community have said the following about Garden-to-Table: "I'm so thankful for these suppers because this has become my family. People care about me and I care about them." "I have a family in a world where we feel completely alone" and "It's wonderful to see a 9 year old and a 90 year old cooking together."
The Ven. Edward Simonton, OGS, has been appointed to the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission, an ecumenical dialogue that will address questions about the nature and work of the Holy Spirit, and discuss the exercise of authority in the church. The dialogue’s next meeting will take place in Cairo, Egypt, in October 2014.
Archdeacon Simonton was a recipient of the Scholarship of St. Basil in 2012 and traveled to Kerala, India to work with the Saint Thomas Christians. You can read more about the Scholarship of St. Basil and Archdeacon Simonton's experiences here.
Here's Bedtime Bear cuddling with one of our newest AFC members! Bedtime Bear makes a great gift for a child and comes with your choice of pink or blue pyjamas and a special bedtime prayer. Find out more information and how to order here.
At the Annual General Meeting in May, two new directors were elected to the Board. Ruth Sheeran, from the Diocese of Quebec, is a retired librarian at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, QC and past president of the Quebec Lodge Camp Foundation. Afra Saskia Tucker, from the Diocese of Montreal, is currently the Development Coordinator at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. AFC welcomes Ruth and Afra to the Board.
AFC assisted with funding for the celebration of the new Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, which encompasses over twenty-five First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario and Northern Manitoba. AFC funds were used to facilitate a gathering from across the new diocese in Kingfisher Lake during the week of celebration. Executive Director Judy Rois attended the celebration and presented Bishop Lydia Mamakwa with a plaque to express the Foundation’s generosity.