“This was an entirely new model of resourcing churches for ministry, so we didn’t know exactly what to expect. But we are very pleased to see this peer-to-peer initiative grow as much as it has this year. It has shown us what can be achieved when we work together to grow a brighter future for young people.”
“Whenever we receive a gift from one church in support of another—and that has happened many times—I feel the spirit of generosity at work in this campaign. Whether we get to $200,000 or not, we are doing a good and worthwhile piece of work together as a church.”
The Montreal Mission Internship, a program of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College, received one of fourteen Category B grants from the 2021 Say Yes! to Kids Request for Proposals. The $15,000 grant was awarded based on their overall mission and service to young adults in the Diocese of Montreal.
Thanks to generous bequest in support of Indigenous Ministries, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is pleased to announce a $100,000 Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2022. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000 and both ongoing and emerging projects will be considered.
It is in growing that stable foundation where the people of Christ Church hope to make a difference. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help to launch a Youth Navigation Fund which will give youth outreach workers the freedom and flexibility to tailor support to meet individual needs.
In addition to Diverse Infrastructure grants of $134,600, AFC provided $39,000 for Leadership and Education, including bursaries for theological students, $35,000 towards Community Ministry projects, $23,800 to Indigenous Ministries, and $17,700 for Sacred Music & Liturgical Arts.
“On behalf of the ACW Executive Board, of the Diocese of New Westminster,” says Gail Revitt, President, “we are pleased to be able to assist Say Yes to Kids to help youth build their connection to the church and the broader world and to help support related services for children in our Diocese.”
The sister parishes of Christ Church (Kitimat) and St. Matthew’s (Terrace) in the Diocese of Caledonia were able to green light much-needed improvements thanks to two Diverse Infrastructure grants totaling $20,000 from the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) in 2021.