Today, World Renew’s ministry in Canada focuses on engaging Christians, churches, businesses, and schools in learning about and responding to disaster, hunger, poverty and injustice. This ministry takes many forms:
Domestic Disaster Response
When disasters strike on Canadian soil, World Renew responds through its Disaster Response Services. Volunteers (a.k.a. “the Greenshirts”) give of their time and talents to help clear debris, assess unmet needs, make repairs, and completely rebuild homes after disasters strike. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, couples, and groups. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Canada is unique among nations that welcome refugees. That’s because it is the only country that allows sponsorship of refugees by private organizations. World Renew is one of a handful of Canadian agencies that have been granted a sponsorship agreement by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This sponsorship agreement allows Christian Reformed congregations and other churches or groups in Canada to sponsor refugees through World Renew.
In addition to refugee sponsorship, World Renew also speaks up about refugee issues and encourages Canadians to join them in voicing concerns about immigration reform and refugee rights.
World Renew’s community development ministry in Canada is carried out by Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC). DMC partners with churches and ministries across Canada to demonstrate God’s love in their own communities. This includes inspiring, equipping, and encouraging deacons, churches, and their partners to join in God’s transforming work.
World Renew provides a variety of ways for Canadians to learn about and get involved in its ministry. This includes volunteer opportunities, advocacy, fundraising suggestions and more.