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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.

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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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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.

 

  

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ChildFund Alliance responds to drought and famine in the Horn of Africa

TORONTO [March 9, 2017] — Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are facing hunger, displacement and loss of livelihoods due to severe drought in the region. In the affected countries — Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda — more than half of those impacted are children.

A famine has been declared in Unity State in South Sudan, the first time a famine has been declared anywhere since 2011. A famine is declared only when certain measures of mortality, malnutrition and hunger are met: 

  • at least 20 percent of households in an area face extreme food shortages with a limited ability to cope;
  • acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent; and
  • the death rate exceeds two persons per day per 10,000 persons.

The combination of drought, political instability and conflict in parts of the region is especially lethal.

“The urgent situation in the Horn of Africa is largely being ignored by the media,” said Meg Gardinier, secretary general of ChildFund Alliance. “Yet the lives and livelihoods of millions of people are in jeopardy. Children are at greatest risk.”

Conditions are expected to worsen in the coming year and expand to neighbouring countries. The situation is chronic, recurring and protracted.

“Children are particularly vulnerable in situations like this,” said Josh Chaffin, senior advisor, child protection in emergencies at ChildFund Alliance. “When lots of people are on the move, the risks of gender-based violence, including child marriage, sexual violence and exploitation, increase, particularly where children are separated from family members. We are also hearing large numbers of children are dropping out of school in Somalia and Kenya, and reports of increased child labour in Kenya.”

Members of ChildFund Alliance, a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations, are responding to the drought and providing lifesaving assistance in many of the affected counties.

Ethiopia: ChildFund International and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada are combining their efforts to address the impact of the drought in Ethiopia. Based on assessed needs, the agencies will jointly focus on emergency WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), nutrition, emergency food assistance, education, agriculture and child protection in 14 woredas (districts) across four states: Oromia, Amhara, SNNP and Afar. They expect to reach more than 115,000 people, of whom more than 60 percent will be children.

Kenya: ChildFund International will focus on three main areas of intervention — food security; health and nutrition; and WASH. Its national office ChildFund Kenya will work with local partners in the affected regions to mobilize community participation, ensuring all eligible groups affected are adequately supported. ChildFund will also continue its collaboration with key stakeholders in the response, including county governments, the World Food Program, community-based organizations, NGOs and Kenya Red Cross. This collaborative effort will ensure a coordinated and effective response.

South Sudan: In response to the famine, which has put more than one-million people at risk of starvation, ChildFund Australia has launched the Africa Food Crisis Appeal, working with partners to provide emergency food aid to the worst affected communities. ChildFund Korea South Sudan office, a program of ChildFund Korea, is also assessing the situation in the crisis-affected areas, including Unity, Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria states, with a view to providing emergency relief in collaboration with local partners.

Uganda: ChildFund International continues its work in Uganda, but is not present in the areas affected by the current crisis. It will continue to monitor the situation to see if ChildFund’s participation in the response is warranted.

“Emergency funding is essential to address the drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Gardinier. “In addition to critical funding for food and water, we must not overlook the need to support child protection, which is so often neglected in disasters. We call on the international community to respond to this crisis before it is too late.”

For further information:

Bonar Bell, communications manager, CCFC | 416-898-6770 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has more than 50,000 children sponsored, and the organization works to improve the lives of more than 700,000 people around the world.

About ChildFund Alliance:

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working in more than 60 countries around the world. With an annual turnover of more than US$500 million, ChildFund Alliance helps an estimated 15-million children and their families to overcome poverty. 

 

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.