Tearfund Canada (previously World Relief Canada)

Connection to Canadian Foodgrains Bank

When you give, your contribution can be credited to the Tearfund Canada (previously World Relief Canada) account. Tearfund Canada determines how those funds, and any Government of Canada matching funds, will be used.

Tearfund 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 shipping of the food. Tearfund Canada often works together with other Foodgrains Bank church members on shipments.

Tearfund Canada has been a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank since 1991.


Tearfund Canada was created in 1982 when the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada brought together Share Canada and World Relief Commission of Canada. Tearfund Canada channels relief and development assistance to those who need it most by working with and through local networks, ensuring that local leaders are made partners in meeting local needs.

Tearfund Canada is a Christian relief and development organization that partners with a wide range of groups including churches, corporate and personal donors, other relief and development groups, as well as the Canadian Government.

Tearfund Canada works with local networks of Christians around the world to meet the needs of people caught in the cycle of physical and spiritual poverty. Tearfund Canada’s assistance is provided to needy people regardless of race or religious beliefs.

Tearfund Canada changed its name from World Relief Canada to Tearfund Canada in January 2018.