For the Life and Ministry of our Church
Your donations are key to the life and ministry of All Saints’: they keep the lights on in our building, not only for our worship services but for the dozens of groups who use our facilities. But more than this, your donations allow for the important outreach ministries in our community which are the lifeblood of our church.
Today 4 Tomorrow
Today 4 Tomorrow is our diocese-wide and commnuity appeal. It offers a wonderful opportunity for you to support the Community Ministries of the Diocese of Ottawa: Cornerstone Housing for Women, St. Luke’s Table, The Well, Centre 454, and The Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre. These ministries provide hope and encouragement for hundreds of people in our community every day. Visit Today 4 Tomorrow for more information and how you can help.
Westboro Region Food Bank
All Saints’ is home to the Westboro Region Food Bank, which provides three days’ worth of emergency food once a month. This includes food appropriate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food bank serves all those living in the area bound by the Ottawa River, Island Park Drive, Dovercourt Avenue and Broadview Avenue.
The Westboro Region Food Bank receives 50-60% of the food distributed from the Ottawa Food Bank, 20-30% from donations and food drives. The remainder of the food is purchased using funds donated from the Westboro Community.
The Primate’s World Relief
and Development Fund (PWRDF)
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for promoting sustainable development, providing emergency relief, assisting refugees and working for global justice. Through our financial contributions at ASW, we help make financial and human resources available to partners in Canada and around the world. Locally, the diocesan PWRDF committee sponsors education events to keep us informed about needs here in Canada, particular in First Nations communities, and elsewhere in the world. To learn more about PWRDF and its recent projects, please visit its website at www.pwrdf.org.
Multifaith Housing is a grassroots coalition of many different faith communities in Ottawa, who work together to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They provide well-maintained, affordable rental housing in safe neighbourly environments. There are three housing sites; Blake House, Kent house and Somerset Gardens. 50% of the units are rented to people on the waiting list for affordable housing with the city of Ottawa. The other 50% of the units are rented directly to people who apply to Multifaith Housing. The aim of Multifaith Housing is to support people so that their rent costs no more than 35% of their income. There are annual fund raising and educational events that involve the extended faith community like the Tulipathon Sponsored Walk and National Housing Day on the third Sunday of November. Multifaith Housing has many volunteer positions especially in maintenance and painting walls in order to lower costs so that they can keep rents affordable. Their web site is multifaithhousing.ca.