Magazine article Anglican Journal

PWRDF Streamlines

Magazine article Anglican Journal

PWRDF Streamlines

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The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has announced a 26 per cent cut to its 2010-2011 budget along with major organizational changes that include a leaner staff structure. In addition, Cheryl Curtis, PWRDF executive director, has resigned.

Another 10 per cent will be cut from PWRDF's budget in 2012 as a way to end deficit budgeting and replenish its monetary reserve. The developments, approved by PWRDF's executive committee, are meant to ensure the organization's long-term sustainability, said Curtis, whose resignation took effect the end of February.

PWRDF is the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada.

"I think Anglicans are very proud of PWRDF and expect the board to be making a careful financial decision," said Curtis in an interview. All the decisions were made "with a great deal of intelligent consideration, care and prayer. ... They were not taken lightly," she added. The budget cuts and staff restructuring, which saw the elimination of seven positions and the creation of three new ones, were announced Jan. 28. The layoffs take effect March 31.

PWRDF staff, who voted to unionize in February 2008, said they "are looking forward to moving ahead into the next 50 years. …

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