PWSD is the official development and relief agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The work of PWSD includes responding to emergency situations, long-term community development with international partners working in health, education, agriculture and income-generation and refugee sponsorship by Canadian congregations. PWSD is also responsible for educating Canadian Presbyterians by promoting justice, peace and the integrity of creation. PWSD supports people and communities in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Eastern Europe according to their need and regardless of their faith.
I have been working in international development long enough to see the harm that can be caused by international organizations when their well-intentioned work is not approached from the perspective of partnership. Fortunately, I have also had the privi… Continue reading.
I was standing in front of a roomful of potential donors, nervously waiting for someone to ask the first question. After delivering an hour-long presentation on the community development program I managed in Southeast Asia, I’d hoped for eager app… Continue reading.
SCIC Members Responding to Hurricanes, Floods and Famine The end of summer has brought a number of severe storms and conditions affecting millions of lives. SCIC members and their partners on … Continue reading.
Join us in Regina and Saskatoon for discussions with experts and local groups on the connections between agro-ecology, organic farming, migration, land-grabbing, and food sovereignty at home and around the world. Both events feature a portion on “Learning from Experts”, and “Taking Action in our Kitchen and Community”. Continue reading.
A limited number of travel & registration subsidies are available for SCIC Members (Apply by Sept 5). This two-day, bilingual forum will convene public engagement practitioners from coast-to-coast-to-coast in order to foster and build… Continue reading.
The Inter-Council Network (ICN) commends Global Affairs Canada on the launch of Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy (IAP). As a network representing nearly 400 civil society organizations (CSOs) from coast to coast to coast, the ICN appreciates the many elements… Continue reading.