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Online Donation System Down

by Karen Bokma

Please note that we are currently having issues with our online donation system. If you try to make an online donation, the page will not load and you will receive an error message. We are working to correct this issue as soon as possible. If you would like to make a donation at this time, […]

International Development Week 2020

by Karen Bokma

February 2-8 is International Development Week (IDW), a chance to celebrate Canadians who are helping reduce poverty and grow peace and opportunity in communities around the world. (Start the celebration in your congregation on February 2 – PWS&D Sunday!) This year’s theme “Go for the Goals” calls us to action to end poverty, protect the […]

Red, Orange, Yellow…

by Karen Bokma

Tired of doing the same ol’ things to bring attention to PWS&D? Try one of these colourful ideas to champion for change! Red: Is your congregation well “red” on international development? Share PWS&D resources with them at any time of the year! Orange: Early in the morning, against the backdrop of the beautiful red and […]

Celebrate PWS&D Sunday – February 2, 2020

by Stephanie Chunoo

On PWS&D Sunday, we celebrate the work our church is doing to serve vulnerable communities around the world. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are building a more sustainable, compassionate and just world! Make February 2 a day to reflect on those enduring poverty, hunger and injustice and inspire action here in Canada to […]

Video: Thank You! (2019)

by Stephanie Chunoo

At the start of this new year, we want to thank you for all you helped make possible in 2019. Your generous support and faithful prayers have transformed lives! Download the Thank You! (2019) Video

Helping Families in Guatemala Bring Better Nutrition into Their Kitchens

by Karen Bokma

Farming is in Julio César Miranda’s blood. After his father died, thirteen-year-old Julio joined his mother to plant and harvest his family’s plot in Comitancillo, Guatemala. When he started his own family five years later, Julio continued to grow maize and wheat with the same techniques his parents had used. “We didn’t know if we […]

Rohingya Family Carries on Despite Devastating Challenges

by Karen Bokma

Since August 2017, three quarters of a million Rohingya refugees have been forced by violence to leave their homes in Myanmar. It’s a difficult journey for everyone. For Nosomakatun, a mother of two children with disabilities, it was even harder. When arson and killings began to occur against the Rohingya people in her neighbourhood, Nosomakatun […]

Champion from A-Z

by Karen Bokma

Being a Champion is as easy as ABC! Ask us a question about a PWS&D program you don’t understand. Befriend someone new in your community. Create a colourful flyer for an upcoming event in support of PWS&D. Do Advent differently with the Advent Challenge. Encourage others to get involved in making Sunday morning announcements. Fill […]

World AIDS Day 2019: Communities Make the Difference

by Karen Bokma

For more than three decades, the global response to help stop the spread of HIV and support people living with AIDS has been unrelenting. Today, the result of this effort is seen in the 23.3 million people who are accessing HIV treatment. Since 2010, new HIV infections have declined by an estimated 16%, with infections […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Karen Bokma

It was a busy summer for many Presbyterians across Canada who creatively engaged their communities in raising support for PWS&D’s programs. Making Bubbles for PWS&D During their “ROAR” vacation Bible school, the children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Barrie, On. had sudsy fun in support of PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health project. By collecting […]