Provincial Directory - Mission Organisations

Partners in Mission (AC Canada)

Primates World Relief and Development Fund

Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA)

South American Missionary Society in Canada

Threshold Ministries (formerly The Church Army in Canada)

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Partners in Mission (AC Canada)

Partnership in Mission Officer: Dr Eleanor Johnson

Address:  Anglican Church of Canada , 80 Hayden Street , Toronto , Ontario , M4Y 3G2 , CANADA

Tel: +1 416 924 9192

Fax: +1 416 969 9797

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.anglican.ca

Description of Organisation:

Partners-in-Mission is a vehicle assisting Canadian Anglicans to participate with international partners in mutual ministry of evangelism, justice and peace-making, through Christian formation and advocacy, by means of practical exchanges of personnel, skills and resources.

We celebrate the diversity within the worldwide Anglican Communion and ecumenical family, sharing with partners the common challenge of living the Gospel call.

Programmes & Events:

  • Financial Grants for PIM priorities.
  • Sending long-term and short-term personnel.
  • Receiving short-term personnel.
  • Personnel sending: south/south missionaries.
  • Scholarships for theological students.
  • Group or team visits sending and receiving
  • Canadian Theological students internship overseas.

Area of work:  

Africa, Asia, South Pacific, South and Central America, Middle East, Caribbean

Number of staff:  7 Canadian Staff, 25 Volunteers-in-Mission.

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Primates World Relief and Development Fund

Acting Executive Director: Ms Adele Finney

Address:  80 Hayden Street , Toronto , ON , M4Y 3G2 , Canada

Tel: +1 416 924 9199

Fax: +1 416 924 3483

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.pwrdf.org/

Description of Organisation:

The Primates World Relief and Development Fund is the Anglican Church of Canada's agency for relief, refugees, development and justice. With the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to support our partners' initiatives and to promote knowledgeable actions of solidarity at home and around the world.

Programmes & Events:

PWRDF engages in development work, responds to emergencies, works to protect refugees, and educates and advocates for change.

Area of work:  

PWRDF is active in approximately 30 countries, and also responds to emergencies in many more countries. Our partners are drawn from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations and community-based groups in the regions of Asia/Pacific, Africa/Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean and Canadian Indigenous communities.

Number of staff:  20 Canadian staff.

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Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA)

National Director: The Revd Fred H Carson

Address:  395 Queensway West , Simcoe , ON , N3Y 2N4 , Canada

Tel: +1 519 428 9411

Fax: +1 519 428 2270

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Web: www.somacanada.com

Description of Organisation:

A short-term mission agency stressing renewal and unity. SOMA ministers in the context of the Body of Christ, the church, in areas of healing and reconciliation. The type of teaching and ministry results from direction of the host leadership.

Programmes & Events:

Financial grants; sending and receiving of people [long term, short term]; enabling exchange of people between other parts of the Communion; scholarships; experience programmes; group or team visits; literature and/or communication work; SOMA, as well as meaning body, is an acronym for Sharing Of Ministries Abroad. We both send teams into the developing world (and northern Canada) and receive individuals and groups into Canada. We believe that the Church is strengthened and encouraged through the exchange of ministries, expressing its interdependent reality.

Area of work:  Africa, Asia, Northern Canada (Arctic).

Number of staff:  One staff member, mission workers are volunteers.

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South American Missionary Society in Canada

Chairperson: Dr Trevor Smith

Address:  PO Box 21082 , Barrie , Ontario , L4M 6J1 , CANADA

Tel: +1 705 728 7151

Fax: +1 705 728 6716

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Web: www.samscanada.ca/

Description of Organisation:

SAMS is a Canadian Society affiliated with similar societies in Great Britain, Australia and the United States. Its membership is drawn from, and operates within, the Anglican Communion while remaining a distinct, self-governing body. Their double mandate is:

  • To share the Gospel and our resources with the Anglican Communion in Latin America.
  • To stimulate mission interest within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Programmes & Events:

  • Seeking, training, arranging placement and the necessary support infrastructure to send long-term, mid-term and short-term mission partners to serve under the authority of the Latin American bishops.
  • Facilitating group and team visits to experience the joy of working in the mission field.
  • Visiting Anglican parishes from coast to coast promoting mission awareness.
  • Arranging for speakers to address mission issues when and wherever requested.

Area of work:  

South America, North, America Central, America.

Number of staff:  14 Working Board of Volunteers. 3 Part-time, 6 long-term, 2 short term mission partners.

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Threshold Ministries (formerly The Church Army in Canada)

National Director:  Shawn C. Branch

Address:  105 Mountain View Dr. , Saint John , NB , E2J 5B5 , Canada

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Web: www.thresholdministries.ca

Description of Organisation:

Threshold Ministries shares faith through words and action to declare the love of Jesus Christ to all of Canada. Our Evangelists are serving in a variety of positions across Canada, some within congregations, others on the streets, all within the area of evangelistic ministry.

Threshold Ministries is institutionally connected with Church Army International and the Anglican Church of Canada. We are predominantly an Anglican Order of Evangelists and value our heritage and on-going partnership within the Anglican Church of Canada. The development of Threshold Ministries will involve our Society within and beyond the Anglican Church of Canada, to ministry opportunities within other church denominations.

Programmes & Events:

Threshold Ministries staff fit within one of our threefold areas of ministry focus:

  • Catalytic Ministry - working with local churches; equipping men and women to reach out into the neighbourhoods; giving the tools and resources to effect Kingdom change.
  • Creating Thresholds - planting missional communities for those who might not attend a ‘traditional’ church; and seeking to transform broken communities.
  • Street Hope - street-level drop-ins across the country; that come alongside those on the streets to mentor, bring hope and help re-integrate them into their communities.

Our vision is to be a leading organisation in the training, equipping and releasing of Evangelists, to assist the Church in becoming missional in communicating the Gospel.

Area of work:  

Canada, The Arctic.

Number of staff:  60