ADRA Canada (Adventist Development and Relief Agency)

Connection to Canadian Foodgrains Bank

When you give, your contribution can be credited to the ADRA Canada (Adventist Development and Relief) account. ADRA Canada will determine how those funds, and any CIDA matching funds, will be used.

ADRA Canada receives requests for food from its overseas partners. Each request is reviewed to ensure the food and support provided will improve the lives of the people receiving the assistance – in both the short and long terms.

Once planning is complete (including details to ensure safe and reliable delivery), Canadian Foodgrains Bank arranges the purchase and transport of the food. ADRA Canada often works together with other Foodgrains Bank church members.

ADRA Canada has been a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank since 1990.

History

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada was officially organized in Canada in 1901 although the denomination dates back to the 1860s. Since then, the Church has grown from a handful of individuals to a Canada-wide church community of approximately sixty-five thousand members. Worldwide, the denomination has a membership in excess of 16 million, with an established program in 206 countries.

As the name Seventh-day Adventist suggests, the two foremost doctrines of the church centre around the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) and belief in the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold to 28 fundamental beliefs as teachings of the Holy Scriptures.

ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. The ADRA network operates in 118 countries, working with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. ADRA Canada was established in 1985. Programs are funded by supporters across the country.

For more information, visit the Website at www.adra.ca.