2023 Canadian Wildfires 

Kelowna Wildfire 2023 News about the 2023 Canadian wildfires has been spreading like wildfire in its own way. Smoke from the Quebec fires in early June made headlines as they dramatically discoloured the sky in New York City. The sheer scale of the fires and the buzz surrounding them have even earned a designated Wikipedia entry.   […]

Crisis in East Africa

As military violence and civil conflict have broken out in Sudan, several surrounding eastern and north-eastern African nations are feeling the strain. Not only are refugees pouring into Egypt, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Central African Republic among others, but many of these nations are struggling to support these newly displaced people while … read more

ADRA & the Alberta Spring Fires

On May 6, 2023, the province of Alberta declared a state of emergency due to multiple wildfires. There have also been multiple states of local emergency (SOLE) declared. Hot, dry, and windy conditions throughout many parts of the province have been producing volatile burning conditions. The province’s Premier – Danielle Smith – … read more

ADRA Congratulates Canada’s New $315-million Partnering for Climate fund

ADRA Canada congratulates the Government of Canada and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, reinforcing Canada’s commitment to climate change adaptation and climate partnerships. Not only will Canada double its climate financing to $5.3 billion over five years, but … read more

ADRA Responds to Beirut Disaster

On August 4, a series of explosions ripped through the port of Beirut, Lebanon, leaving 180 dead and more than 6,000 injured.  An estimated 300,000 people were left homeless.  Whole neighborhoods around the harbour were flattened.  Many of the homeless are Syrian refugees who are marginalized and vulnerable. Structural damage to buildings over … read more

Building BRIGHT Futures

ADRA Canada will partner with Global Affairs Canada to implement the project BREAKING Barriers, Improving Girls Education, Hope and Totality (BRIGHT). ADRA Canada believes that every child everywhere has the right to an education.  Through the BRIGHT project, ADRA will work over the course of four years (2020-2024) to make education available in … read more

A BRIGHT Announcement

The Honorable Kim Rudd, MP for Northumberland-Peterborough South with Steve Matthews, Executive Director for ADRA Canada On August 6, 2019, an exciting press announcement was delivered at the ADRA Canada office in Newcastle Ontario. Kim Rudd, MP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, made the announcement on ADRA’s behalf. BRIGHT, an acronym for BReaking … read more

Stephen Matthews Appointed New Executive Director

Newcastle, ON – On Dec. 28, 2017, the ADRA Canada board of directors voted the unanimous decision of the search committee and elected Stephen Matthews as the Executive Director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada. Matthews will succeed the former executive director, James Astleford, who retired on January 1, 2018. … read more

EMBRACE Announcement

ADRA Canada is pleased to announce our latest partnership with the Canadian Government to improve and save lives of women and children in remote regions of Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Philippines and Rwanda. Named EMBRACE, the program will reduce maternal and child mortality by building new health clinics, expanding some existing clinics,  training community-based … read more