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Love God and love people

As the church continues to grow programs and build partnerships, while striving for the financial sustainability that is needed to serve the poor and marginalized on this scale, the Rev. Pam Trondson works to keep the congregation spiritually centred. “God is challenging those who are privileged to be open to those who are not privileged. And we live with the messiness of that.”

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$50,000 Grant to Huron

“This infusion of funding will facilitate the expansion of HFM’s outreach to neighbouring Anglican churches. It is highly symbolic for AFC that a community ministry that builds bridges of love and support for migrant workers—ensuring their well-being, dignity, and inclusion within Canadian society—should receive our first-ever Category C grant.”

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Legacy “lifts all boats”

“Jane Campbell’s bequest is an excellent example of how a legacy gift can lift all boats and support the church at various levels—locally, nationally, and internationally. We are always grateful for these gifts, and the impact we know their generosity will have for our applicants. But it is also heartening to see the benefit to the local parish and for PWRDF in this case.”

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Reconciliation Through Art

“It is hoped that through their experience of this installation, people will grow in their understanding of and appreciation for Indigenous culture and wisdom about how to live a good life,” says the Rev. Jonathan Khouri, priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s. “This will also be a place where people can come to seek healing and reconciliation in their relationships.”

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CLAY 2023

“I am so proud of our youth who attended, as they showed their courage and strength to attend an event so far from home and context. The Indigenous youth look forward to again being able and blessed to participate and be acknowledged as members of the church and to celebrate youthful energetic faith with all young Christians from across this broad and glorious land we together call home.”

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A “Hall” of a Grant Cycle

As Grants Committee members commended individual projects, they spoke of both the sense of “urgency” and “delight” in supporting as many applicants as possible and acknowledged AFC’s role in providing not just funding but “peace of mind,” especially to those churches seeking to repair damaged or at-risk infrastructure.

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Will Power at Work

Whether motivated by their love for sacred music, belief in the value of leadership and education, a vision to reduce poverty, or a desire to support the Indigenous church, an increasing number of Canadian Anglicans are partnering with AFC to achieve their philanthropic goals.

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Coming Together for Youth

Churchwarden Chris Yeomans is grateful to all the parishioners and many other people in who have given so generously to the church’s Say Yes! to Kids campaigns. “Most of all we are grateful to the Anglican Foundation of Canada for launching this innovative program that is having such a transformational impact on youth here at home but across Canada as well.”  

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Youth Campaign Raises $80,000

“Two thirds of the Say Yes! to Kids teams reached or surpassed their goals,” says Michelle Hauser, Development and Communications Officer for AFC, “and the remaining third achieved between 50% and 80% of their targets.“ Hauser says each team received a $1,000 AFC Angel Donor match thanks to this year’s $25,000 matching sponsor.

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