2011 - 2013
CLWR celebrates 65 years of service, and releases a video about its history and work. CLWR's emergency appeal for the drought affecting Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti raises over half a million dollars.
Our Global Encounter to Africa in February and March took Canadian Lutherans to visit our work in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Zambia. Our Eastern Regional Office moves from Toronto to Waterloo, ON. (Our Regional Offices handle our refugee sponsorship program.) CLWR hires a youth engagement coordinator to strengthen connections with young Canadian Lutherans.
CLWR's head office makes a move in late April! Our new location is 600-177 Lombard Avenue in Winnipeg.
Our first-ever Young Adult Global Encounter sent 20 young Canadian Lutherans to Peru to meet the people we are helping to build better futures!
Canadian Lutherans were generous in their support for people in need. Some highlights: the Sweater Drive for Syrian Refugee Relief brought in over 70,000 sweaters - enough to bring warmth to the majority of people in the Za'atari camp. Donations poured in to help people whose lives were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. At home in Canada, the country rallied to support Albertans affected by severe flooding in June.