Church resources

Since 1946, the work of CLWR has been possible because of churches in Canada partnering in mission.

Your efforts to help your congregation engage with our work are so important—thank you! Please use these resources however you're able, and let us know what else would help your church join together in the work of compassion and justice.

Heidi Van Schaik, the Church Relations Manager at CLWR, is working with congregations across Canada in finding ways for members to engage with CLWR’s mission. Feel free to reach out to her with questions or comments at or 204-631-0504 or 1-800-661-2597 ext 204.

Here are some of the ways congregations across Canada are supporting—and being part of—CLWR’s mission: Church Engagement Ideas (PDF)

If you're a church planning a fundraiser, you can create a fundraising page for your event. Click here to start your fundraiser now!

If you'd like us to send you print copies of brochures, posters or other resources listed below, please email us at!


Use these resources in your classroom or church to help people stay connected to our work!

CLWR's Journey through Lent - Track your journey through Lent with our stained glass window activity

CLWR's Advent Calendar of Kindness - Spread kindness this Advent season with CLWR

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Resources - Supplementary resources for VBS activities

CLWR Bible Studies - Designed to help congregations delve deeper into the challenges leading to injustices around the world

Make Room at the Table - A group activity for World Refugee Day

Refugee Experience Youth Resource - Sunday School lesson: refugee life

Forced to Flee - A group simulation on forced migration from our partners at Canadian Foodgrains Bank (Click to download from the CFGB website)

Want to dedicate a Sunday to engaging with global issues, or need to fill a Sunday on the calendar? Feel free to integrate some of these liturgical resources:

World Refugee Day resources

World Food Day resources

Blessing of the Animals resources

Worship resources from Canadian Foodgrains Bank (link to CFGB website)

CLWR 75th Anniversary Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving

Thank you for sharing our emergency appeals with your congregation. Your congregation's support is providing real help and hope to those affected. Below,  you'll find  impact reports and other resources which you may wish to share with your congregation:

Gaza Humanitarian Emergency Appeal Resources

Resources for Crisis in East Africa

Türkiye & Syria Earthquake Response

Pakistan Flood Response

Ukraine Crisis Response 

Use these resources in your classroom or church building to help people stay connected to our work!

PDF of the CLWR Annual Report 2022-23

Project Map Placemat 2023-24 - An 11"×17″ placemat/poster showing where your support is making a difference

Partnership Newsletter - Spring 2024 - Includes updates on Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia and Ukraine, and a feature story on our church's resources being put to good use

Partnership Newsletter - Winter 2024 - Double issue that includes updates on ongoing response in Ukraine, Haiti and other locations, and a feature story on a church's Sharecropper Project

Partnership Newsletter - Fall 2023 - Includes updates on Chad, Cameroon and South Sudan and features a story about an artist using her craft to fundraise for CLWR

Partnership Newsletter - Spring 2023 - Includes updates on Syria and Turkiye, Burundi and Nicaragua and features a refugee resettlement story

Thank you for helping us promote our 2023 Gifts from the Heart Christmas catalogue within your congregation. We've created resources to help you spread the word:

Gifts from the Heart church resources

Gifts from the Heart web store

Gifts from the Heart - 2023 Catalogue 

Gifts from the Heart - 2023 Order Form