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Urgent Appeal: Africa Relief

by Karen Bokma

An unprecedented number of people across the African continent are in need due to natural disaster and violent conflict. While we may not hear about these crises in the media, they are no less real. We are called to respond and we need your help. So many are affected by disasters not of their own […]

Tell the Canadian Government “I Care”

by Karen Bokma

International aid has played an important role in addressing poverty and significant progress has been made. Globally, extreme poverty has been cut in half since 1990. In the past 25 years, the number of hungry people globally has decreased by almost 100 million. Maternal deaths have declined by 45 per cent worldwide. Yet more needs […]

2017 Annual Report is Now Available

by Karen Bokma

“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8) We raise a joyful song to the Lord! In 2017, Presbyterian World Service & Development was once again blessed by the faithfulness and generosity […]

Video: What is Food Security?

by Karen Bokma

Achieving the goal of ending global hunger often means providing food for people in need, but we know that more is needed to ensure people enjoy food security. This video explains what food security means, and how it relates to ending global hunger. To support PWS&D’s food security work, click here.

June 10 – Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

by Karen Bokma

On June 10, join Christians around the world and pray for those suffering from severe hunger and famine. On Sunday, June 10—the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine—people of faith across the globe will be praying for the millions of people around the world who are at risk of famine right now, or are […]

2017 Annual Report and Financial Statements

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D’s 2017 Annual Report highlights the life-changing work our church is doing to bring about a sustainable, compassionate and just world. In the report you will also find information on how your financial resources were used and stories from people whose lives have been impacted. Detailed supporting schedules are available upon request at pwsd [at] […]

PWS&D welcomes Government of Canada increase to international assistance

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D welcomes the Canadian government’s commitment to increase the international assistance budget with $2 billion in new funding over five years, announced in Budget 2018 earlier this week. Canadian funding for international assistance plays a critical role in addressing global poverty, inequality, and hunger. It is an important expression of Canadian values of compassion and […]

The van Mossel Refugee Support Fund

by Karen Bokma

The van Mossel Refugee Support Fund was established by the six children of the late Rev. L.S. “Bert” and Mrs. Lorna van Mossel in honour of their parents. Both Lorna and Bert were strong supporters of the work of Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) and had a deep concern for the plight of those […]