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Christian Children’s Fund of Canada applauds Canadian government pledge to double funding for global education

Best practices award goes to Christian Children’s Fund of Canada Ethiopia for Saving Brains project

MARKHAM, Ont. (January 10, 2018) — A project designed to improve early brain and child development has earned special recognition in Ethiopia for Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), with Ethiopian President Dr. Mulatu Teshome personally presenting the award.

The project, Maternal and Newborn Health, and Early Childhood Development in Rural Ethiopia, was funded through Grand Challenges Canada’s (GCC) Saving Brains Initiative. GCC is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®.

Accepting the award was Dr. Feleke Tadele, CCFC Ethiopia’s country director. The national award recognized CCFC for ‘innovative practices in the design and implementation of a project on behalf of vulnerable populations’ at the annual awards ceremony, organized by the Consortium of Christian Relief & Development Associations, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 28.

CCFC and its local partner implemented the program over two years, enabling about 2,500 parents to participate, benefiting 3,000 children from birth to three years of age in the town of Arsi Negele, in the southeastern region of Ethiopia. The project implemented Learning Through Play, an approach developed by Hinks-Dellcrest Institute in Toronto.

The program leveraged audio-visual communication technology using cost-effective and interactive ways to increase knowledge and skills of parents and caregivers in low-literacy and rural settings. Materials were developed, translated and presented in a local context to train parents, group leaders as well as social and health-extension workers. The materials tracked a child’s growth using images and text, including an educational 30-minute presentation shown using a portable projector, displaying positive parental actions around early child development and maternal and child health.

“The impact of this project is amazing. I believe in the positive change it’s bringing to families across Ethiopia and beyond,” says Patrick Canagasingham CEO, CCFC. “Parents are learning more about their child’s development, fathers are participating in their child’s lives in a positive way and the children are having fun with their family. We’re so honoured to be awarded for this initiative that’s changing lives. Thank you.”

For further information:
Dave Stell, communications manager, CCFC | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 905-754-1001, ext. 223

About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, supporters and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.

 

Ending violence against children grossly underfunded within the framework of international cooperation

 New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada appoints John Dirks as new Chair of its Board of Directors

MARKHAM, Ont. (June 19, 2017) — Dr. John Dirks is the new Chair of the Board of Directors at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC). Dirks, a retired physician from Toronto, has volunteered as a Director on CCFC’s Board since June 2012.

“It’s a real honour to be nominated as the Chair of the Board of Directors,” explains Dirks. “Having had extensive experience in global health, I am a highly appreciative supporter of CCFC’s influence in the lives of children in need and place great emphasis on presenting this to the people of Canada. I look forward to the coming months and years, as CCFC continues to amplify its impact in communities around the world.”

In the course of his career, Dirks has received many honours and awards. He holds Honorary Doctorate of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba and University of Toronto, a Biomedical Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research and the Banting Research Foundation and is a recipient of the Order of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2012, Dirks became an inductee into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

As CCFC’s Board Chair, Dirks will provide leadership and oversight to the organization, working closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the organization’s vision, mission and mandate are fulfilled.

Dirks succeeds Dr. Douglas Ellenor, a retired oil and gas industry executive. Ellenor served as CCFC’s Board Chair for three years.

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s Board of Directors:

Dr. John Dirks – Chair
Donna Alteen – Vice-Chair
Michele McKenzie – Secretary
Gabriel Ollivier – Treasurer
Dr. Douglas Ellenor – Past Chair
Dr. Robert G. Blunden – Director
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah – Director
Paul Newbigging – Director
Karen Fonseth – Director
Mark Johnson – Director
Bekele Geleta – Director
Lori Schmidt – Director
Dr. Paul Roberts – Honorary Advisor

For further information:

Bonar Bell, communications manager, CCFC | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (905) 754-1001, ext. 221

About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.

DUCA Financial Services Credit Union donates $25,000 to help people in developing communities access electricity

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada needs your vote to choose which innovative solar project is supported

TORONTO (April 20, 2017) — Thanks to a $25,000 donation from DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. (DUCA) to Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a developing community will soon have access to electricity. For the fourth year in row, CCFC is holding an online contest where people from around the world can choose which project gets funded.

The contest allows people to choose their preferred innovative and sustainable solution to a problem in a developing community in Africa, Asia or Central or Latin America. Attracting votes from across Canada and as far away as India, past projects implemented by the DUCA-CCFC Innovation Fund have included a Family Reading Time literacy program in Paraguay, tailoring training for women in rural India and solar-powered lighting and clean water for a remote northern Ghana community.

Cast your vote between Monday April 24 and Tuesday May 23, 2017 at ccfcanada.ca/innovation-fund. Voting closes midnight (ET) May 23. The project with the most votes wins and will be implemented.

Solar energy powers a brighter future

Some 1.4-billion people around the world don’t have any access to electricity and a billion more have intermittent access, according to the United Nations Development Programme. That’s why this year’s DUCA-CCFC project options focus on solar-power innovations and improving access to electrical services. Beneficiaries of the winning project can look forward to better nutrition, health and overall quality of life.

“Solar-powered innovations offer life-changing improvements in medical, agricultural, educational and community safety applications,” says Patrick Canagasingham, CEO, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.  “Through access to electricity, an entire community can be transformed for the better.”

Vote for one of these projects:

  • Enhancing After-Dark Healthcare Services, Wayan, Burkina Faso: The installation of a solar electricity system will provide reliable, inexpensive electricity to the Wayan Health Center. Access to emergency medical interventions and urgent care, especially for nighttime deliveries and pregnancy interventions, will be improved.
  • Enhancing Health and Nutrition, Namonsa, Ghana: This community depends on agriculture as a primary source of income. Installation of a solar-powered water pump at the community dam will deliver water to crops, providing income and nutrition to families.
  • Improving After-Dark Safety, Thiruchuli, India: This community experiences frequent power interruptions and blackouts several times a week. Nighttime activities are limited due to health and safety concerns; women and girls have increased vulnerability to violence in the dark streets. Solar-powered street lights will enhance safety during dark hours.

To learn more about the projects, and to vote, visit ccfcanada.ca/innovation-fund.

“We are pleased to support the CCFC Innovation Fund in its fourth year,” says Doug Conick, president and CEO, DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. “We are proud of the impact the Innovation Fund projects have had in previous years, and we know this year’s project will continue the trend.”

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  • You be the judge! Which international project should receive $25,000 from DUCA? Vote at ccfcanada/innovation-fund @CCFCanada @DUCACU #innovationfund2017

For further information, or to set up an interview:

Bonar Bell, communications manager, CCFC | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (905) 754-1001, ext. 221

Keith Taylor, AVP strategic social impact, DUCA | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (416) 223-8838, ext. 292

About DUCA:

DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. (DUCA) is a member-owned co-operative financial institution established in 1954. They have a mission and vision to provide financial security for all through their bonus share program and competitive rates. DUCA offers financial services and products that include chequing & savings accounts, loans, mortgages, insurance and small business products. DUCA Financial Services Credit Union services over 42,000 members and has 15 branches throughout Ontario.

About CCFC:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.

About the Innovation Fund contest:

The Innovation Fund contest is an annual voting competition to select a project for a developing community. Since 2014, CCFC has received annual donations from DUCA to fund innovative projects. Now its fourth year, the Innovation Fund contest runs from April 24 to May 23, 2017. The project with the highest number of votes will be selected for implementation.

 

ChildFund Alliance

  • Christian Children's Fund of Canada
  • ChildFund Australia
  • ChildFund Deutschland (Germany)
  • ChildFund International (USA)
  • ChildFund Ireland
  • ChildFund Japan
  • ChildFund Korea
  • ChildFund New Zealand
  • Barnfonden (Sweden)
  • Educo (Spain)
  • Un Enfant Par La Main (France)

ChildFund Alliance mission: Together with children, we create sustainable solutions that protect and advance their rights and well-being.

ChildFund Alliance members create sustainable child-focused, community-based development programs in areas where children are impacted by war, natural disaster, poverty and global health issues. Each member organization promotes child sponsorship as a comprehensive and meaningful approach to child development.

The 11 ChildFund members provide assistance to more than 15-million impoverished children and families in more than 50 countries. See here for a map of where we work.

For more information, please contact us with any questions you have about ChildFund Alliance. You may also wish to review the websites of our member organizations, which are linked from our membership page.