The Sharing Way is our relief and development department. We work in partnership with the poor. Through our sustainable community development programs, we are responding to some of the greatest needs in our world on behalf of Canadian Baptists. Our vision is to bring social, economic and spiritual transformation through the empowering ministry of the local church.
Click here for more information on our Annual Project, Good Works.
Our work addresses these crucial needs:
- Food Security including agricultural development and reforestation
- Water including clean, drinking water and water for crops and animals
- Micro-Enterprise including small business loans and trade skills training
- HIV and AIDS including prevention and care and general health
- Children at Risk, in prison, working as labourers, or orphaned due to HIV and AIDS
- Emergency Relief
Angola. Bolivia. El Salvador. India. Kenya. Rwanda.
Click here to see who we work with.
What we believe
We demonstrate the signs of God's kingdom and Christ’s love to some of the world's most vulnerable communities.
- We are followers of Christ who value relationships
- We believe in the integral mission of local churches
- We are committed to the poor and encourage learning
- We use participatory approaches that empower the poor
- We work in a holistic manner seeking sustainable results
- We ensure our response has no restriction of race, color, creed, nationality or political choice
- We practice responsible stewardship of funds and provide reports to donors
We intentionally seek to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to effect change in their own communities. In all of our projects, we work to ensure those requiring assistance are involved in determining the needs and how the project will address those needs.
Community Development is the process of developing active and sustainable communities based on social justice and mutual respect. It is about influencing power structures to remove the barriers that prevent people from participating in the issues that affect their lives.