World Relief Canada has announced that it is joining the Tearfund worldwide family and will continue its work with some of the world’s poorest communities as Tearfund Canada.
“For over 30 years, we have partnered with Tearfund on many projects around the world, often with the same local partners,” says Wayne Johnson, president of what is now Tearfund Canada. “This is a natural and fitting progression to that relationship and for our relationship with the individuals and communities we serve around the world.”
The name transition is also symbolic of the shared and deep-seated belief that long-term social change can start with the local church. “We see the local village church as part of the largest social service network in the world,” explains Johnson. “We have always been involved with the Church, but we will expand programming in that area. Joining the Tearfund family means our name matches our organisational priority.”
Nigel Harris, CEO at Tearfund says: “We are thrilled to welcome Tearfund Canada into the worldwide Tearfund family. We look forward to working closely together as we continue to go where the need is greatest and help communities around the world escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster.”