Jun 20, 2022

Refugee Resettlement Story: Salmon Arm, BC

Since 2016, Deo Lutheran Church in BC has joined together with other churches, community groups and individuals to sponsor 70 Syrian refugees to Canada.

Jun 20, 2022

Ethiopia | Initiating an integrated approach

In 2022, CLWR is expanding its efforts in Ethiopia to address both immediate as well as longer-term needs as part of a "nexus" approach that integrates humanitarian and development solutions.

Jun 20, 2022

Uganda | Working toward a brighter future

CLWR has been working in partnership with Lutheran World Federation – Uganda to provide emergency protection and livelihood assistance to refugees and their host communities in Uganda.

Jun 20, 2022

Ukraine | Emergency support for families fleeing crisis

CLWR partners have provided food packages, emergency supplies and medical equipment, and have established Refugee Support Points, Child Friendly Spaces and Transitional Shelters to families fleeing the crisis in Ukraine. 

Mar 14, 2022

Family that fled Kharkiv - CLWR's response in Ukraine

Masha fled with her parents and sisters from Kharkiv when the bombing began, using the touring bus from their father’s theatre company. After a long and arduous trip across the country, they reached Mukachevo in western Ukraine, where your gifts have been at work, making a difference for thousands of families like Masha’s, providing food, shelter and comfort in their time of need.

Mar 8, 2022

International Women's Day 2022 - Ola's Story

This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating women who #BreakTheBias, like 33-year-old mother-of-four Ola Ali Sabbah Breijieh, who is smashing age-old traditions in the West Bank by taking courses in carpentry through CLWR's GRIT project.

Jan 21, 2022

Hala's story

In places like the West Bank, where Hala lives, lack of access to education and training severely limits employment and livelihood opportunities for women, especially those with disabilities. In the coming years, engaging women in non-traditional fields through vocational education will play an increasingly vital role in building a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful future.

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.

Jan 3, 2022

Haiti | Building back better after disaster strikes

CLWR partners on the ground were able to deliver life-saving relief and medical assistance to those affected by the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, and provide immediate shelter, basic necessities and unconditional cash grants to displaced families as well as rehabilitate affected homes.

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.