Jan 14, 2022

Refugee resettlement: Walaa's story

Even during a global pandemic, Lutheran churches across Canada haven’t stopped providing refugees with a new home and caring community through our refugee sponsorship program.

Jan 14, 2022

Protecting small-scale farmers in El Salvador

Index-based climate insurance is helping keep vulnerable small-scale farmers in El Salvador afloat during challenging periods.

Dec 2, 2021

Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

The GRIT project supports women living with disabilities to overcome challenges to training and employment. Join CLWR in celebrating IDPWD and recognizing the contributions of all persons with disabilities living around the world.

Jul 13, 2021

Women-led business reopens after Beirut blast

Emergency cash assistance helps reopen women-led business after Beirut blast.

Jun 14, 2021

G7 Education Announcement Response

Canada’s commitment to education welcome – but investment fails to reflect growing global need

May 20, 2021

Jordan: Youth project fosters innovation and collaboration

Syrian and Jordanian youth create solutions for everyday problems, awarded for inventions

May 4, 2021

India COVID Crisis

India COVID Crisis: Donate now to save lives

Apr 16, 2021

WWII refugee's family continues tradition of giving

Veteran journalist John Longhurst talks to Rudy Knippelberg's widow Ruth about how his experience as a WWII refugee inspired their family to help others in need.

Mar 22, 2021

Joint Letter in support of Bill S-216 (on ending modern slavery)

CLWR is joining the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, The Anglican Church of Canada, and the Primate's World Relief and Developent Fund in speaking to Canadian Senators in support of Bill S-216, the Modern Slavery Act.

Mar 8, 2021

International Women's Day | Rasha's Story

“The most important thing is to know what you want and to have the drive and self-confidence to achieve it. As long as I know I have the power within me, I can challenge anything — any difficulty, no matter what it is.”

Mar 3, 2021

Crisis in Tigray: A joint letter to the Government of Canada

In February, CLWR and its fellow members of the ACT Alliance Canada Forum petitioned the Government of Canada to act with urgency on the situation in Tigray, Ethiopia.    

Mar 1, 2021

Joint Letter on Global Vaccine Access

In February, CLWR joined mission partner ELCIC in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Canada, appeal for just and equitable global vaccine access.

Feb 3, 2021

Lebanon | Restoring hope after an unimaginable loss

This summer, you responded quickly and generously to help thousands of people in need following the devastating explosion in Beirut, including a mother and daughter who suffered an unimaginable loss.

Jan 27, 2021

Church support ensures safe arrivals, even during a pandemic

In a year of travel bans, social distancing and delayed processing, Lutheran churches still managed to provide a new start in Canada for dozens of refugees in 2020. 

Jan 20, 2021

We Care | Warming hearts in Canada

2020 brought big changes to our beloved shipment program, We Care. We began to wind down international shipments in response to the challenges of COVID-19 and in pursuit of the values you’ve challenged us to uphold — responsible stewardship, humility and efficiency.

Jan 12, 2021

New vocational training program to help more women get specialized jobs in Palestinian Territories

With funding from the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), in partnership with Lutheran World Federation Jerusalem (LWF), has begun a $10 million program to improve education, training and employment for Palestinian women in non-traditional fields.  

Oct 7, 2020

Annual Report 2019 - 2020

It has been a difficult year for many of us — but you have inspired us deeply. As Canada is facing its battle with COVID-19, you have not forgotten those around the world who are in need of nutritious food, clean water and their basic rights. Thank you for your incredible generosity — it has been life-saving this year. 

Sep 29, 2020

An update regarding We Care

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is committed to meeting the challenges of this moment with humility and courage. We are steadfast in our responsibility to ensure CLWR can respond with integrity, efficiency and kindness in a time of soaring global need, and to make sure Lutherans in Canada can continue a tradition of working toward justice and peace for all people. Based on those commitments, this weekend we made the difficult decision to begin phasing out We Care, CLWR’s long-standing and beloved commodity shipment program, with the intent that the program will be fully closed by the end of 2021.

Jul 6, 2020

COVID-19 hunger crisis

COVID-19 has quickly changed our world, and while in Canada we've had some success at flattening the curve, in other regions around the world the coronavirus is threatening not just sickness, but a food crisis not seen in many decades.

Jul 5, 2020

Better schools in Jordan

Thanks to your support, thousands of students in Jordan are going to school in safe, supportive environments that allow their knowledge and creativity to thrive.

Jun 20, 2020

Virtual Event: World Refugee Day 2020

Join us for a virtual gathering on World Refugee Day to hear about the big picture facing refugees today, meet a former refugee who is now working on the frontlines of COVID-19 in Canada, and explore how your church can continue walking with refugees in the COVID-19 era.

May 4, 2020

COVID-19: An innovative approach to prevention in Uganda

May 1, 2020

COVID-19: Protecting the most vulnerable in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia millions of people are displaced due to conflict. Our partners are working closely with communities and local authorities to do everything they can to prevent a widespread outbreak in temporary settlements and save lives,

Apr 30, 2020

The work continues — how we’re adapting with your support