UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2016 – Government of Canada announces deadline extension for matching program
On September 12, the Government of Canada announced the establishment of the Syria Emergency Relief Fund.
For all eligible donations made until February 29, 2016, the Government of Canada will contribute a matching amount towards Canada’s “Syria Emergency Relief Fund.” For more information about the government’s matching program, click here.
For congregations submitting donations to be matched, please remember:
- Donations made between Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Monday, February 29, 2016 are eligible to be matched.
- Send your donations in as soon as possible after February 29. Donations should be received at the PWS&D office by Friday, March 4, 2016.
- If you are submitting a lump sum cheque from your congregation, you must also include a list of names of donors and the amount of their donations.
- This list of names and donation amounts is necessary for PWS&D’s attestation to the Canadian government for the matching fund program.
PWS&D continues to respond to the Syria crisis through the ACT Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
A bulletin insert is available for use by your congregations.
Be a Peacemaker - Bulletin Insert