In late March 2016, the Women’s Ministries of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, inaugurated the Dorothy Neal New Initiatives Fund in partnership with Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec (CBWOQ). Dorothy was a member of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and an exemplary leader and mentor among Baptist Women through CBWOQ and the North American Baptist Women’s Union. She was known as a dedicated, creative and inspiring leader. “This new Fund is a fitting way to honour Dorothy and to encourage Baptist women in ministry and leadership as we live out our faith together,” says Jonanne Fenton,member of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

Funding new mission initiatives that target vulnerable women, children and youth at risk is a key element in CBWOQ’s vision of freeing women to do ministry, whether in Ontario, Quebec or overseas. “To have this Fund started, in Dorothy’s name, is a significant step for CBWOQ. Many of our grant applicants have few other sources of funding,” says executive director Diane McBeth. “Our help makes a crucial difference at the founding of significant ministries.”

Read here to learn about one such ministry – the House of Refuge in Qwa Qwa, South Africa – that’s being helped by our New Initiatives Fund.

We encourage you to donate to new initiatives via this Fund. Simply include Dorothy’s name with your donation. You may mail us a cheque, contribute through your church or women’s group or contact us for Monthly Automated Donation.
Please phone with your questions at 416-620-2953, e-mail [email protected] or write to CBWOQ, 5 International Blvd.,Etobicoke, ON M9W 6H3