The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $450,000 in grants to support new projects across Canada in its May cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met in Winnipeg on May 22–23, 2019 to review its strategic road map and begin to chart a new course for 2020–2023, in addition to awarding grants to over 60 applicants.
“It’s truly inspiring to receive applications for projects that are imaginative, creative, and innovative,” says the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, AFC’s executive director. “Canadian Anglicans of all ages are imagining and embarking on programs that will result in a positive impact on their communities and the Church,” she said.
In addition to infrastructure and restoration grants of $254,000, AFC provided $110,000 for innovative ministry projects, $25,500 for theological education bursaries, $20,500 toward church music, and $25,000 for theological formation projects.
From coast to coast to coast, the donations of Canadian Anglicans are making it possible to fund ministry of all kinds: educational resources for children and youth, theological education, musical composition, art installations, creative liturgies reflecting new realities of worshippers, summer camps for young refugees to Canada, after-school homework clubs, spiritual and medical care in children’s hospices, and choir schools.
About the Anglican Foundation of Canada
The Anglican Foundation of Canada seeks to foster Anglican presence by providing abundant resources for innovative ministry and diverse infrastructure projects and theological formation throughout the Canadian church. Leading the way in resourceful ministry since 1957, AFC has benefitted every diocese, hundreds of parishes, and thousands of Canadian Anglicans with the provision of financial support from coast to coast to coast.