CCFC

Press Centre

Welcome, members of the media! Thank you for your interest in Christian Children's Fund of Canada. If you'd like to get in touch, please contact Sandra Upeslacis, our Communications Director, at 905-754-1001 ,ext. 215 Toll free: 1-800-263-5437. Email: supeslacis@ccfcanada.ca, or media@ccfcanada.ca

We're available Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m. - 6:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Press Releases

July 15, 2014

Let's keep children safe this summer: CCFC and FYI join forces to prevent violence and exploitation

April 25, 2014

Most unusual place to give birth in Canada is in a fast food restaurant: survey

April 10, 2014

CCFC receives nearly $1 million from DFATD for Philippines support

March 27, 2014

ChildFund Korea-CCFC partnership puts $300,000 to good use supporting much-needed education centres in Burkina Faso

February 25, 2014

CCFC’s Mark Lukowski speaks out on global child protection issues at CFUW Oakville chapter event

February 24, 2014

22 year old plunges into frigid Georgian Bay to support children in need

February 19, 2014

CCFC and DUCA join forces to support Alternative Energy Project in Ghana

January 16, 2014

CCFC and DUCA form Partnership to support Alternative Energy Projects in Developing Countries

December 12, 2013

Monty the bear named CCFC Ambassador for Nicaragua: mascot part of global child protection effort

December 9, 2013

CCFC Board Member named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women

December 1, 2013

World's AIDS day

November 26, 2013

Canadian kids invited to dream of ways to support needy children overseas

November 20, 2013

Small Voices, Big Dreams Survey

November 13, 2013

Christian Children's Fund of Canada asks Canadians to support emergency relief for the Philippines

October 31, 2013

50 Years of Sponsoring Children Overseas

October 15, 2013

CCFC and Republic of China (Taiwan) join forces to support a school project in Nicaragua

October 7, 2013

Giving back at Thanksgiving: CCFC asks Haligonians to support a school in rural Africa

September 26, 2013

Children demand world leaders free themselves from violence and exploitation

September 16, 2013

Federal government contributes quadruple the impact of Holiday Gift Catalogue

September 16, 2013

Sign the Global Child Protection Petition

September 5, 2013

Christian Children's Fund of Canada launches new website with easy navigation for international child sponsorship

August 29, 2013

Girl Donates Her Lemonade Stand Sales to Christian Children's Fund of Canada

August 14, 2013

Montreal man bikes for Ethiopian moms, babies 

July 24, 2013 

Alberta boy's Michael Jackson moves help children in need

July 15,2013 

Christian Children's Fund of Canada appoints three to communications team

May 30, 2013 

Joint statement of child-focused agencies on the post 2015 High-Level Panel report

May 8, 2013

Top Advice Given to Canadian Moms By Their Own Mothers: 'Enjoy Every Moment, It Goes By Fast'

November 20, 2012

Small Voices, Big Dreams Survey Hears the Voices of the Next Generation

October 11, 2012

International Day of the Girl

August 17, 2012

CCFC Celebrates World Humanitarian Day

July 27, 2012

Toronto Lawyer Crosses Paths With Pamplona Bulls for Charity

May 8, 2012

National Survey - Canada's Worst Mother's Day Gifts

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Background

Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization based in Markham, Ontario. CCFC is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a worldwide group of 12 child-centred development organizations working in 58 countries to implement lasting and meaningful change for children and families.

 

Our Mission

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada creates a future of hope for children, families and communities by helping them develop the skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice. For more than 50 years, we have followed the example of Christ by serving the poor regardless of their faith, cultural, and ethnic background.

Our Vision

We dream of a world where every child has a voice and the ability to achieve their full potential. 

CCFC at a Glance:

  • Was founded in 1960
  • Is a completely autonomous Canadian international development organization
  • Impacts more than half a million children, youth, and families in six countries — Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay — on three continents
  • Serves children and communities regardless of race, culture or religious beliefs
  • Our donors help bring about lasting change for children, families, and communities. Their gifts support projects that make a difference for the long-term. We encourage you to explore the impact and read about the difference CCFC and our donors are making in communities around the world:

Our History: From One Man's Vision to a Global Partnership

CCFC's roots date back to the late 1930s, when American Presbyterian missionary, Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke, along with Dr. Verent Mills, began working with Chinese war orphans. Moved by their suffering, Dr. Clarke created the China Children's Fund (CCF) in 1938.  Less than a decade later, Mills joined as regional director in Shanghai. Born in Birmingham, England, and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Mills had been a missionary in South China since the early 1930s.

In the 1950s, the organization expanded its work from Asia into the Middle East in the aftermath of the Second World War and renamed itself Christian Children's Fund. By the 1960s, CCF had a global reach, and growing Canadian support led to the creation of Christian Children's Fund of Canada.

While CCFC is a member of the ChildFund Alliance, we are a fully independent organization, with our own Board of Directors and programs.

We Help Children and More

Christian Children's Fund of Canada is focused on the needs of children for basic necessities such as access to food, water, education, and health care. CCFC meets these needs through an innovative program of child sponsorship that has an impact not only on the lives of sponsored children, but also on their families and their communities. With five forward-looking program sectors — Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Health and Nutrition, Sustainable Livelihood Development, and Strengthening Community Organizations, we support communities to become self-reliant. However, in the case of emergencies, CCFC assists with emergency relief.

A Future of Hope Through Self-Sufficiency

CCFC's aim is to create a future of hope. That means eventual self-sufficiency for children and their families.

Many CCFC programs are designed to enable, encourage, and train people to use their own skills and abilities to meet their needs. An important aspect of this approach is small-scale economic development, which assists in the creation of worthwhile small businesses in communities where sponsored children live. We call this Sustainable Livelihoods.

On The Ground: The Strength of Partners

One of CCFC's greatest strengths is its reliance on established local organizations on the ground. Our partners are local organizations in our countries of operation. They are experts in local customs and know the communities better than anyone else; they have the aptitude to deliver solutions. To ensure our program funds are well spent, CCFC staff visit each project site regularly, monitoring progress and results.

For our latest Annual Report, please click here.

 

About the Communications Department

CCFC Communications is pleased to help with editorial requests. We can offer:

  • Stories from partners and CCFC countries of operation;
  • Images from the field such as video, B Roll, and other content;
  • Detailed reports and background documents; and
  • Spokespeople with international development expertise.

To be added to our media list, please send us an email with the following subject line: Add Me to Your Media List. For any questions related to communications, or if you're a journalist and can't find what you are looking for, please contact Sandra Upeslacis, our Communications Director, at 905-754-1010, ext. 215. Toll free: 1-800-263-5437. Email: supeslacis@ccfcanada.ca, media@ccfcanada.ca or call us at 905-754-1001 ext. 215.

 

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Christian Children's Fund of Canada is currently active in 6 countries and with your help our projects reach over 500,000 children and families.

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