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May 2022 Grant Cycle

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.

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New West ACW Says Yes!

“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.”

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Grant for Caledonia Churches

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.

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Say Yes! to Kids and Dance!

The team at All Saints is very tongue-in-cheek about the competition. There are only winners in this Say Yes! to Kids effort. “This Family Fun Day will signal to our community that All Saints is a safe, welcoming, and inviting place.”

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Supporting newcomer children & families

The expansion grant for Emmanuel Mission will roll out this spring as the program moves to three days per week. It will allow children and their parents to experience learning and working together and with others. The parent component was identified because of learnings from the summer program.

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3… 2… 1… Let’s go!

“The Say Yes! to Kids initiative speaks volumes about our capacity and willingness to be a force for hope in our communities,” said Archbishop Linda Nicholls. “And a force for hope is exactly what we need to be, especially in these times, when it is so easy to give in to despair.”

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Sacrificial giving in action

“We are doing so much more than raising money,” says Archdeacon Deborah Kraft. “We are showing the Indigenous students of Thunder Bay that we truly care about their learning journey and that we are making it a priority to help close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.”

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$50,000 Matching Gift

“Every day across Canada, Anglican churches are growing a brighter future for children, youth, and young adults, and so often it is the smallest projects that can have the biggest impact. And with a matching gift like this, that we can share among many participants, there’s never been a better time for our churches to find a way to Say Yes! to Kids.”

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Countdown to summer!

“After these past years’ tough lock-downs, these children will more than benefit from a week at this camp with its beautiful open spaces,” says Linda Hachey. “They will also be able to revel in the freedom, independence and growth that comes from being away from home, probably for the first time in their lives.”

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