Magazine article Anglican Journal

Deepening Partnerships

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Deepening Partnerships

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In 2012, PWRDF focused a lot of attention on deepening its partnerships with its volunteers in Canada and with the agencies with whom PWRDF works around the world. Three major gatherings helped to build these partnerships: two Regional Meetings and a Global Roundtable.

Every second year PWRDF holds regional meetings in different dioceses which are hosted by the local diocesan representative and a team of volunteers. This year's meetings, held in Pasadena, Newfoundland and Regina, Saskatchewan, focused on a number of issues: effective advocacy, meeting and learning from a PWRDF international partner and networking among the volunteers (who include diocesan and parish representatives, youth council members, and more!)

"The greatest gift of the Regional Meetings is that it allows PWRDF staff and diocesan representatives to learn about the mission and outreach of the Church in other areas of Canada and the overseas work of PWRDF," said Suzanne Rumsey, PWRDF's Public Engagement Program Coordinator after the conclusion of the meetings. "Getting together is vital when our volunteers are spread across so large a country as Canada. …

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