The goal of membership in a business federation is to develop partnerships, says Adele Finney, PWRDF executive director.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has joined the Canadian Christian Business Federation (CCBF), a national network of Christian business leaders and professionals.
PWRDF executive director Adele Finney says the organization wants to build a stronger connection with the Anglican business community across Canada, perhaps even developing partnerships around specific PWRDF initiatives. “There are hundreds and probably thousands of Anglican business leaders and professionals across the country who share PWRDF’s vision for a truly just, healthy and peaceful world,” explains Finney. “We hope to connect with them through our membership in the CCBF.”
The 27-year-old association has a strong focus on leadership development of Christian business leaders, according to Keith Knight, executive director of the CCFB. “I am both surprised and delighted by the huge number of Christian business men and women who seem eager to invest in various mission opportunities,” says Knight, who worked for a time as PWRDF’s communication coordinator and then as interim editor of the Anglican Journal.
In addition, the CCBF offers the INturn program, placing Christian university business students within Christian business environments. CCBF has local chapters across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta and plans are underway to expand into British Columbia. More information about membership can be obtained at www.ccbf.org .