"A proposal to fund an office of integrated development for the Episcopal diocese of Cuba will be submitted for approval this April  to a program review committee of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). The office will launch a three-year capacity-building project to train 25 community leaders annually, at the end of which they are expected to create a project proposal for their locality, said Adele Finney, executive director of PWRDF, the Anglican Church of Canada's relief and development agency. Fourteen projects will eventually be chosen for funding by the diocese. Episcopal Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF's counterpart in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church) is also expected to fund the office over a three-year period". "The diocese of Niagara has enjoyed a longstanding companion relationship with the Cuban diocese, Finney noted. Last August , the diocese of Cuba's Bishop Griselda Delgado Del Carpio attended Sacred Circle, the triennial meeting of indigenous Anglicans in Canada. Delgado, herself an indigenous person from Bolivia, 'was profoundly moved by the circle, as were the people in her ministry', Finney said". Michael Thompson, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada "said the relationship between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Cuban diocese is an example of 'faithful partnership in a global communion'. The relationship began when former primate Archbishop Ted Scott 'took an interest in how the Cuban church, separated from its province [the American Episcopal Church] by the economic blockade and travel restrictions could sustain a sense of participation in the wider Anglican Communion, Thompson said".