News from the Anglican Foundation
The Anglican Foundation of Canada’s Say Yes! to Kids campaign received a $5,000 donation from the Diocese of Central Newfoundland, helping AFC’s national campaign edge that much closer to its goal. More than $78,000 of the $100,000 target has been raised to date. “We like the idea of being a generative diocese and sharing in the ministry of the wider church,” says The Rt. Rev. John Watton, Bishop of Central Newfoundland.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada’s (AFC) Say Yes! to Kids campaign received a $5,000 donation from the Diocese of Huron ACW bringing the Huron Says Yes! local fundraising team into the home stretch of its $10,000 goal, and helping the national campaign push well past the $70,000 mark.
Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate and Chair of the Anglican Foundation’s board of directors has released the statement below on the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at an unmarked burial ground at a former residential school near Kamloops, B.C. The Anglican Foundation of Canada grieves with the families of those who children never came home.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $189,000 in funding in its May cycle of awards. In addition to church infrastructure and restoration disbursements of $117,500, AFC provided $30,000 towards ministry and education projects that benefit Indigenous people across Canada, $19,000 for theological education and bursaries, and $17,500 in programs that support children, youth, and young adults.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is pleased to announce an extraordinary matching gift in support of Say Yes! to Kids. All donations to Say Yes! to Kids, up to $25,000, will be matched, dollar-for-dollar. The matching gift has been made in memory of the brothers of the donors, the Rev. Canon Christopher Carr, of the Diocese of Ontario, and the Rev. Canon John Erb who served as Executive Director of AFC from 1997-2005.
AFC grant recipients inspire audiences with uplifting Canada-wide journey! On Wednesday, May 19, Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) Members and Board Directors were treated to the premiere of AFC’s 2020 Annual Report video. “Even without the red carpet or the popcorn there was a buzz on the ZOOM,” says The Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, Executive Director.
The Diocese of Fredericton has joined forces with the Anglican Foundation of Canada’s (AFC) Say Yes! to Kids campaign for a diocesan-wide Epic Family Games night and fundraiser on June 4 to benefit ministry and outreach to children and families across the Diocese of Fredericton.
The Diocesan Environment Network (DEN) of Nova Scotia & PEI has joined forces with the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) for a community cleanup and fundraiser from May 23 to June 13 for Say Yes! to Kids—AFC’s new campaign, and funding stream, to support children, youth, and young adults in Canada.