The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) work in effective partnership to foster sustainable development in communities around the world, as well as support Compassionate Justice Initiatives right here in Canada. This work includes challenging the causes and responding to the consequences of injustice and poverty.
Within Canada, CLWR facilitates the engagement of Lutheran communities in refugee resettlement and provides funding to support the ELCIC Compassionate Justice Initiatives.
When a gift is made to CLWR, a portion of the undesignated donation supports the ELCIC Compassionate Justice Initiatives such as anti-poverty ministries in Synods, and peace and advocacy work throughout Canada.
Synod Antipoverty grants are for domestic poverty alleviation. Priority will be given to project proposals which:
- Build awareness on hunger and poverty issues as well as solutions through education, leadership development and advocacy.
Focus on domestic hunger and poverty issues with priority given to:
- Food security (i.e. production, distribution, acquisition, nutrition, land use)
- Employment (i.e. job training, counselling, placement, child care)
- Development (i.e. preventative and primary health care, water and sanitation, literacy, housing, social services, environmental issues).
- Are well planned in cooperation with and build on the social, cultural and spiritual resources of people who have access to limited material resources.
- Promote self-reliance.
- Operate in collaboration with other ecumenical and social services partners.