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Hospice grants help children with life-threatening illnesses

The Anglican Foundation of Canada has offered multiple grants in recent years to Canuck Place Children's Hospice, a pediatric palliative care provider with locations in Vancouver and Abbotsford that cares for children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

Justice and solidarity at the Cahoots Festival: Annual gathering equips Christians to live out Social Gospel

Faith, justice, and DIY (do-it-yourself) methodology are the guiding principles of the Cahoots Festival, a grassroots ecumenical gathering organized by the Student Christian Movement. On May 23-26, the sixth annual Cahoots Festival took place at Pearce Williams Family Camp near St. Thomas, Ont.

‘It gives you a hearbeat’: In Toronto, Neechi Sharing Circle provides spiritual community for...

There’s something in the air in Allan Gardens, a downtown Toronto park, on Thursdays around lunchtime.

‘The church needs us and we need the church’: Feelings of isolation, disconnection common...

Chaplains shared their stories during the first-ever national gathering of Anglicans in health care spiritual care provision, held in Toronto from May 30-June 2.

‘Joyful and fun and experimental’: Messy Church program offers new approach to reconciliation education

A new initiative in the diocese of Edmonton is helping churches learn about reconciliation through an interactive and intergenerational Messy Church. Messy Church is a...

‘Ten months away from the next flood’: deluges now a fact of life, Ottawa-area...

As record-breaking floodwaters begin to recede along the Ottawa River, priests in two of the hardest-hit areas are wondering when the next deluge will sweep the area—and how faith organizations can be better engaged when it does.

Advocates continue to push for Indigenous rights bill as deadline looms

A bill which would harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) would need to restart its...

In the tongues of mortals and of angels

A Canadian Anglican scholar who specializes in Pentecostalism and the charismatic movement says he was surprised to learn this winter that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby prays every morning in tongues.

Parish rectory repair grants support Yukon ministry

Anglican Foundation grants have played a vital role in recent years supporting parish rectories in the diocese of Yukon. 

Ontario priests’ podcast from pub explores faith in the public square

If you’re looking for conversation about faith and spirituality, you’ll find a pretty wide variety of options, each with its own flavour and atmosphere.

Remembering Patrick Wedd: Celebrated church musician was ‘a force of nature’

Anglicans looking to appreciate the musical legacy of Patrick Wedd need look no further than their own hymn book. An acclaimed church organist, choir conductor and composer who served as music director at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal for 25 years, Wedd was a key figure in the task force that produced Common Praise, official hymnal of the Anglican Church of Canada since 1998. Many of his own compositions feature in the book.

Get to know the primatial candidates

The five bishops nominated for primate of the Anglican Church of Canada share visions for the future At the meeting of General Synod in July,...

General Synod: A Primer

More than 350 Anglicans from across Canada—delegates, partners, invited guests, displayers, volunteers and observers—will gather July 10-16 in Vancouver for the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Prayer for reconciliation with the Jews up for first hearing at General Synod

When the Rev. Chris Dow, a priest in the diocese of Toronto and member of the Prayer Book Society of Canada (PBSC), learned about...

Chinese ministry grows, evolves in Vancouver and Toronto

The two cities chosen to host the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2019 and 2016 are distant in a geographic sense, but similar in their diversity. Demographically speaking, Vancouver and Toronto are two of the most multicultural cities in the world.  A key component of that diversity is a substantial population of Chinese Canadians and immigrants and visitors from China.