IntroductionWorld Relief Canada was founded in 1970 as a relief and development organization and renamed in 1981 when the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), a national umbrella group of evangelical denominations, asked us to serve as its relief and development arm.
A vision for WRCanada is to engage with evangelical churches in Canada and in less developed countries to respond with compassion and justice by mutually undertaking ministries of relief and development that effect economic and spiritual transformation in the lives of the world’s most poor, oppressed and suffering people.
To the churches who choose us as their agents for relief and development we bring:
- many different projects, countries, needs and responses that fulfill the mission program of the Canadian church
- an extension of the mission of the church in the world and a desire to facilitate its work
- a network of church-related non-government organizations (NGOs) and other partners whose work deals holistically with a range of physical, spiritual, social and community needs
- high-quality materials and events for education, to profile needs and to enable response within congregations
- a desire to be of genuine service to local congregations through informative materials and programs
World Relief Canada’s Mission is to respond to the relief and development needs of the world’s poor in the name of Jesus Christ, through our global network of Christian organizations, in partnership with Canadian and overseas Churches.
World Relief Canada’s Vision is to see people responding, with compassion and justice, to the needs of the poor, oppressed and suffering in ways that bring healing and transformation in the world’s poorest communities.
World Relief Canada's Core Values are the essential cornerstones upon which we do our work and are reflected in the following six areas.
- Economic Justice
- Empowerment and Equity
- Environmental Integrity
- Mutual Independence
- Financial Accountability