• Understanding the real need – no matter how complex
• Building relationships with the local people, listening to their vision
• Honouring the wisdom and experience of those whom we seek to serve
• Empowering people to reach their goals through their own resources and skills
• Looking to the future, transforming a vulnerable community into one that is sustainable
• Partnering with other agencies and organizations already working in an area
• Being wise stewards of talent, finances and time
• Standing with the voiceless and the vulnerable, with special attention to the needs of women and children
• Evaluating our work, ensuring long-term success and best practices
• Serving people in need regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or gender
Adhering to best practices in international development, ERDO also works in alignment with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals:
• Eradicating extreme poverty & hunger
• Achieving universal primary education
• Promoting gender equality & empowering women
• Reducing child mortality
• Improving maternal health
• Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases
• Ensuring environmental sustainability
• Developing a global partnership for development
ERDO abides by internal and external governance to provide the best possible experience for supporters. Our staff hold membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and ascribe to uphold the AFP Ethical Code.
ERDO ensures the privacy of donor information by adhering to industry best-practice internal restrictions on how donor information is handled and stored.We will not rent, sell or trade your information to other organizations, parties or mailing lists.
ERDO also holds membership in ethical and program-related organizations such as the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Canadian Churches in Action and the Canadian Christian Relief and Development Association.
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ERDO is the humanitarian agency of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
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