PWS&D works with international partners to carry out long-term community development programs that empower vulnerable people to overcome root causes of poverty and create lasting change. We undertake holistic programs in the areas of food security, livelihoods, health and human rights. Our reach is expanded through generous support from Global Affairs Canada and the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
PWS&D responds to emergencies around the world to help provide immediate assistance (in the form of food, shelter and medical attention), emotional support and long-term rehabilitation for those most affected.
The majority of responses are carried out through the ACT Alliance, a global network of churches and organizations following disaster and conflict. We also work with Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to provide immediate food assistance and Canadian Churches in Action (CCA) to provide a unified non-food response from Canadian churches to disaster situations.
Click here to learn more about PWS&D’s ongoing emergency responses.