Magazine article Anglican Journal

Fifty Refugee Families Will Receive Aid from PWRDF, Government

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Fifty Refugee Families Will Receive Aid from PWRDF, Government

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As celebrations of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund's (PWRDF's) 50th anniversary get under way, PWRDF representatives and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, met with Jason Kenney, minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They discussed the federal government's support for one of PWRDF's anniversary programs that will help parishes and dioceses across the country sponsor 50 refugee families.

PWRDF is providing about $2,000 for each family sponsored by a parish, and the federal government has agreed to match those funds. The exact amount will be pro-rated depending on the size of the family, says Carolyn Vanderlip, PWRDF's 50th anniversary co-ordinator. "A larger family obviously is going to require more financial support, but it averages to $2,000 per family," she said. Combined with the matching government funds, Ms. Vanderlip says the money should provide about three months of income support to each family.

PWRDF invited Mr. …

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