Project Impact

Think of all the change we can make together.

We can send a missionary to a people group who have never heard the gospel message. We can build a school, send medical supplies, or fund a feeding program. We can continue to give scholarships to students and provide youth counselling to those who cannot access it. We can create job and mentorship opportunities. We can provide food and emergency relief to those experiencing hardship due to Covid.

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2021 projects

1. MISSIONS // Goal: $ 9,000

MISSIONS

1.1  HAITI

Since 2010, Christian Centre has been partnering with Grace International in Haiti. A team was first sent to help with immediate relief after a massive earthquake devastated the country. Each year since, CCC has added to those efforts through reconstruction and housing initiatives, educational sponsorship, medical assistance, microfinancing and visitation to provide much needed emotional/spiritual encouragement.
Haiti children blowing bubbles

1.2  Jamaica

Building Me Up, a ministry started by our own Alecia Griffiths, aims to provide children in rural and economically disadvantaged communities with the opportunity to mature spiritually, achieve their potential, excel and become leaders. Programs, summer camps, and free events are offered annually in various communities. Recently, Building Me Up built a school library with 2000 donated books and sent crates of food, clothing and educational resources to local churches and schools. The current goal is to purchase 50 tablets to distribute to schools and children disadvantaged by Covid-19.
Alecia

1.3  India

Millions of children in India suffer from discrimination, oppression, and terrible poverty, all for being born to low-caste families. Paul W has visited Christian Centre a number of times to report on his work among India’s most vulnerable children. He currently assists with the Evangelical Fellowship’s Children @ Risk outreach, in rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked low-caste and outcast children and young people. He also helps strengthen the church in restricted and difficult areas through providing resources and training in our PAOC affiliated Bible Schools.
India project

1.4 Middle East

We are thrilled to be part of an exciting new opportunity to expand the kingdom of God into new territory. This project will allow global workers to begin a ministry among an unreached people group in the Middle East. This people group is 99% Muslim and highly marginalized within their society. Our giving, which will be matched by a private donor, will fund an outreach initiative (ie. a community development project, Covid relief, or small business) that will begin a relationship and open the door for future impact.
Middle east

2. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT // Goal: $ 10,000

ICO summer staff

2.1  Youth Employment (ICO)

Inner City Outreach is a non-profit started by Christian Centre with a mission to transform inner city communities through youth mentorship, education, and overall community development. For years, ICO has been providing 10-20 jobs per year for youth in our community. For many, this is their first paying job, providing valuable job experience and a source of income. For some, youth employment offers an alternative to gang affiliation and crime, by providing mentorship and financial compensation. A job with ICO allows young people to stay connected to the programs they grew up in while finding fulfillment in giving back to their community.
Student Scholarships

2.2  Student Scholarships

Christian Centre is committed to supporting our students in their pursuit of higher education and training. Covid-19 has presented a number of additional challenges as student struggle to find employment and the resources needed to access virtual learning. Our scholarship program was created to ease the financial burden for students in our community and to empower them to reach their goals. Each of our scholarship recipients have earned their award through service to their community and/or church. By empowering them, we are investing in a generation of leaders.
meet one of our award recipients
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2.3  Counseling

The adolescent years are confusing enough, but what if you add Covid-19, poverty, trauma, the switch to virtual school, depression, family conflict and/or abuse on top? Our society is facing a mental health crisis, which is particularly evident among our young people. This project aims to provide subsidized counselling for teens and young adults who face barriers to mental health services so they can access the support and care they need to heal and thrive.

3. CRISIS CARE // Goal: $ 6,000

3.1 Covid response

Our community has been disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Jane and Finch is one of the hottest spots for cases in the country and unemployment is even higher than usual. We have an opportunity to make an impact, now more than ever. Through the distribution of food and other resources, we can support those in our church and community who need it most.

Trevor food boxes

3.2 General needs

This emergency fund is used to aid those who find themselves in unexpected and urgent financial need. In the past, this fund has been used to pay for food, grocery cards, temporary housing, hearing aids, job training and more. Meeting practical needs shows the love of God and makes a spiritual impact.
Jen food
"Covid-19 has affected the poorest and most vulnerable within our city and across the globe. It will continue to do so unless we do something about it."
CCC STAFF TEAM

Receipting information: Eligible donations will receive an official Canadian tax-deductible receipt, e-mailed annually. Please ensure we have your correct name, mailing and e-mail address. Information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be sold or traded for any reason.

Restricted funds policy: Spending funds is confined to church approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards a church approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the management and the Board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.

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