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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.