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Mission, Vision, Core Values & Milestones


Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) is a Christian organization passionately responding to the practical needs of people living with poverty or crisis around the world by listening, caring and partnering.


We seek Christ-motivated community and individual transformation by meeting basic human needs and fostering social, economic and spiritual potential.

Core Values

We seek to honour God through our behavior.

Our core values are:


We will be trustworthy in what we say and what we do. Our work will be accountable and transparent.


We commit to always offer our best. We encourage a culture of reflection, assessment and continuous learning.


We affirm that we are all made in the image of God, and will treat all we meet with respect.


As a faith work community we will truly value all perspectives, so that we can honour creativity, and diversity. We commit ourselves to open, and timely communication.


We aspire to model Christ’s compassion through our words and actions to those we serve in Canada, and overseas.


We recognize that all we have comes from God.  We will demonstrate appreciation to those we serve, and serve alongside.



1983 – Created as the humanitarian expression of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC), Emergency Relief & Development Overseas takes form under the leadership of Don Raymer.  

1992 – ERDO launches a child sponsorship program called “ChildCARE Plus”. 

2003 – ERDO becomes an incorporated registered Canadian charitable organization with a self-governing Board and annual audited financial statements.

2004 – Kelvin Honsinger assumes leadership of ERDO as Executive Director as Don Raymer steps down

2007 – ERDO provides food aid to over 420,000 people in developing countries

2009 – David Adcock Joins ERDO as Chief Executive Officer and Kelvin Honsinger gives concentrated attention to our global impact as Director of International Programs

2010 – ERDO launches a major response to Haiti’s earthquake and destruction, and delivered over $2 million in crisis response and longer term program assistance.

2010 - ERDO's first Microfinance program begins in the Democratic Republic of Congo

2011 - A year of crisis for innocent people around the world:  Japan earthquake, massive flooding in Thailand, Bangladesh and India, widespread famine in East Africa.  Canadians respond generously and help ERDO reach those in need.

2011 – ERDO serves over 1.8 million people in 35 countries.  By December 31st, over 6,500 children are helped through ERDO’s child sponsorship program, ChildCARE Plus. 

2012 - ERDO celebrates 20 years of ChildCARE Plus helping children and their families around the world.

2013 - ERDO celebrates 30 years of service to people in need

2013 - On October 8th the 7,000th child was sponsored through ChildCARE Plus

2013/2014 - ERDO partners with Global Workers, local churches and trusted partners to deliver almost $800,000 in aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

2014/2015 - ERDO is a 2014 and 2015 recipient of the Financial Post's distinction as one of the top 25 charities in Canada.

2017 - ERDO celebrates 25 years of ChildCARE Plus helping children and their families around the world.

2017 - On June 14th the 8,000th child was sponsored through ChildCARE Plus.




ERDO is the humanitarian agency

of The Pentecostal

Assemblies of Canada





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ERDO is the humanitarian agency of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

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