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Inspired by God's love for humanity, Canadian Lutheran World Relief challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty.

Our Partners

Working in partnership enables Canadian Lutheran World Relief to do more for those in need than we could accomplish on our own. We are a partner in development with Canadian citizens, Lutherans, Lutheran agencies, various levels of domestic and international government, international humanitarian networks and grassroots agencies in other countries.

Domestic partnerships provide us with the resources and support needed in relief and development work. International affiliations allow us to respond rapidly to global emergencies and help us stay aligned with the most current relief and development policies and practices. Our localized partners at the grassroots level ensure that our programs remain sensitive to local cultures and needs.

While we cannot list all the people and agencies that support us, there are currently five significant funding partners that support our work:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Lutheran Church-Canada

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Canadian International Development Agency) has been an important funding partner for much of our work.


CLWR delivers some programs as a member in the following networks:

ACT Alliance

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Humanitarian Coalition

The Humanitarian Coalition is a joint appeal mechanism. It is comprised of Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec, Plan International Canada and Save the Children Canada.

With a combined presence in more than 150 countries, we bring together Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. We work together to eliminate unnecessary competition, reduce the duplication of fundraising costs, and inform the public on humanitarian needs.

By collaborating, we are able to keep appeal management expenses to a maximum of 12%, thus allocating 88% of donations to programming.

Membership in the Humanitarian Coalition is open, but limited to registered Canadian charities with established expertise and capacity in international humanitarian response.

The Lutheran World Federation


We are also a member of:

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

Lutheran Foundation Canada

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