9 March 2022

In this Issue:
The Dam - Evon and the Class of 2025
FaithWorks' ministry partner PWRDF helps in Ukraine. So can you.

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“Abundance and grace call us to be generous and trusting”
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
The following article from our ministry partner The Dam is an example of the work that your donation to FaithWorks supports.

Evon and the Class of 2025
Evon had big dreams for grade 7. Finally getting to middle school where you can play sports. Unfortunately, Evon started grade 7 the fall of 2019 when strike action halted all extra curricular activities. Normally, just a blip in a school career, the strike ended just in time for the pandemic to begin. Eighteen months of virtual or limited in-person classes and definitely no sports.
Evon enters grade 9; an adventure - new school, new opportunities for friends, and a bit of fear for being in a large school as the youngest. Academic pressures are real. Students do better academically when they are involved in activities outside of the classroom. The 18 months of the pandemic were a more significant percentage of life for a young person than for an adult. While the pandemic has affected everyone, there is a great question of how it will impact young people like Evon for years to come. The Class of 2025 really missed out on middle school.
Connecting with grade 9s like Evon is a strategic part of outreach each year at The Dam. If the drop-in can become a known, safe space at the start of their high school journey, it will be a place to turn to in the good days and the bad ones.

A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2022

A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. That means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year.

Doing a little more can make twice the difference.

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The Diocese of Toronto is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action #82. It calls for the installation of Residential School Monuments in each provincial capital. The Spirit Garden at Toronto City Hall will be a place for teaching, learning, sharing and healing. You can donate by clicking here:
PWRDF is supporting ACT Alliance
in Ukraine.
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FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

By the Grace of God, parish life will begin to return to something like normal, a new normal, as 2022 progresses. More and more, our worship, programs and activities will be happening in person as well as on-line. In 2021, FaithWorks experienced spectacular participation in our parishes, 93% across the Diocese. I hope that in 2022 your parish FaithWorks activities and results will exceed last years so we can better help our ministry partners continue to offer food and shelter, support and care, direction and opportunity to so many vulnerable people.

To assist and inspire, you can arrange for a sermon, presentation or visit by representatives of our ministry partners, the Director of Stewardship Development, Peter Misiaszek, or me, by contacting the FaithWorks Speakers Bureau at
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
FaithWorks Videos

The FaithWorks website, faithworks.ca has been updated with new videos to promote FaithWorks. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings.

To download any of these videos to use online, contact faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

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We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that my office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. I acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.