The Anglican Church of Canada was forced to make significant staff cuts to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) following a shortfall in fundraising during the past year. The Executive Director of the PWRDF, Cheryl Curtis has resigned as of the end of February.
"Curtis’ departure was announced a day after a major staff restructuring was unveiled at the PWRDF, spurred, PWRDF’s executive committee said, by a 26 per cent cut in its budget for 2010-2011.
Seven positions have been eliminated and three new ones have been created ‘to meet the organizational needs of PWRDF programs,’ Curtis said in a letter sent by email to staff at the church’s national office in Toronto. She cited ‘reduced donations to PWRDF’ resulting from the global economic crisis as a reason for the budget cut. "
Read the full account here in the Anglican Journal.
The staff cuts also include redefining a number of remaining jobs and reduction in hours for some existing staff. The staff officer for the Latin-American-Caribbean Refugee Program is among those who have lost their jobs.