Posts tagged with ‘advocacy’

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Your Kingdom Banquet Come: World Food Day 2020

by Stephanie Chunoo

Today, there are 690 million people around the world who suffer from undernourishment. Of those 690 million people, 130 million suffer from acute hunger caused by conflicts, climate change and economic decline. COVID-19 has doubled the number of people suffering from hunger, putting millions more at risk. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to take action. By investing […]

Remembering PWS&D at Home: Use Your Hands

by Stephanie Chunoo

Whether getting them dirty in the garden or scrubbing them squeaky clean in the sink, your hands can help you remember the meaningful work of PWS&D to support people around the world. Growing in the garden Do you have a green thumb? Use the time you spend with your family in the garden or caring […]

So That All May Flourish: World Food Day 2019

by Anna Muir

Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises. Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In […]

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 […]

Sign the Petition to Protect Foreign Aid

by Karen Bokma

At less than 2% of the annual federal budget, Canadian foreign aid plays a critical role in saving lives and helping millions of people worldwide pull themselves out of poverty. Whether investing in programs to improve maternal and child health or working to build sustainable livelihoods for thousands of people, Canadian aid dollars are making […]

PWS&D and CFGB ask Canadians to Write a Letter about Changes to Canada’s Aid Program

by Karen Bokma

Now that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is becoming part of a newly-created Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, PWS&D and CFGB supporters are being invited to send a letter to the Canadian Government to ask that the planned legislation creating this new department makes it clear that the primary objective of the aid program is to reduce poverty in developing countries.

A Recipe for Ending Global Hunger

by Karen Bokma

Over 900 million people don’t have adequate food to live active and healthy lives. The causes of hunger are complex, but ways for people to take action don’t have to be. TheRecipe for Ending Global Hunger is simple: Thousands of generous Canadians – this means YOU. Nothing would happen without the support of those who donate […]