DECEMBER 2022 / JANUARY 2023
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Christian Malleck,
Head of HR,
Member Support Team

What's inside

Managing the HR function is complex, but it’s vital for a thriving workplace! As you approach the new year, what are some things you could put in place to support this area of your ministry? We recommend you check out CCCC’s recently recorded HR webinars, now available to members for free on our website.

This Bulletin features a guide on how to create a Respectful Workplace Policy. It'll help you set the tone for positive and respectful interactions between employees and those you serve.

Another area to consider is implementing a sound Philosophy of Compensation Policy. This is where you'll lay out your ideas about fair compensation in your organization. Without this policy in place, it's easy for employers to be swayed by the urgency of the moment—and that can lead to inequitable distributions of wages and ineffective means of compensating your people. Both of these member resources are available in the links below.

If HR is an area in your ministry that could use some extra attention, please reach out to us! CCCC offers affordable HR consulting to members and programs that can help you with your hiring processes, annual policy reviews, and more.

MEMBER RESOURCES
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Preparing for Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs provides wage subsidies to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. This is the introduction to a growing collection of Canada Summer Jobs Resources that help Christian charities understand and navigate the CSJ application process.

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New respectful workplace sample policy

This sample policy helps set the expectations of everyday life in your organization. It guides the conduct for your employees, ensuring that respect is the bottom line in all interactions. This is also where charities establish ways to identify harassment and violence, which most employers are legislatively required to do.

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New philosophy of compensation policy

A philosophy of compensation policy establishes the principles your organization uses to determine fair compensation. Without this, you’re liable to submit to the urgency of the moment and end up with an inequitable distribution of wages and an ineffective means of compensating your people.

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What's New In the Knowledge Base?

The CCCC Knowledge Base is always changing and growing. This page is where we highlight major changes to the site and resources. It is also a record of what we are learning about technology, remote work, and collaborative information sharing. See a list of new and revised resources for each month.

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MAXIMIZE YOUR membership

Human Resources Policies Review Package

It's a good organizational practice to regularly review your HR policies—and in some cases, an annual review is a legal requirement. CCCC's HR Policies Review Package provides you with a comprehensive review of your legally required policies and professional recommendations for updating them.

Charitable Sector Updates
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CCCC's Open Letter to the Minister of Finance Regarding Charitable Status

CCCC continues to actively monitor federal challenges to charitable status arising from the December 2021 Mandate Letters. These letters instruct Federal Cabinet Ministers to “make anti-abortion organizations that provide dishonest counselling to pregnant women about their rights and options ineligible for charitable status.”

CCCC agrees that dishonesty is wrong but is concerned about the significant and serious issues this proposal raises–issues that would impact the entire charitable sector. Over the past year, we’ve written several letters to Cabinet Ministers about this proposal, expressing concerns also shared by others in the charitable sector.

We’ve written again to the Minister of Finance by way of an open letter. This open letter reiterates a few of our key concerns and makes specific recommendations. The full text of the letter is below.

You can also watch a video interview between Karen Stiller at EFC and Deina Warren of CCCC as they discuss why Canadians need to be aware of these recent challenges to charitable status.

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What Quebec's French Language Bill Means for Charities

On May 24, 2022, the Quebec National Assembly voted to pass Bill 96, which significantly changes Quebec’s Charter of the French Language over the next 3 years. It is designed to "promote and protect" the use of French in Quebec, and it impacts individuals and situations as diverse as homebuyers’ mortgage documents, high school students moving to the next stage in their education, and universities publishing reports and academic papers. Learn more about what Bill 96 does, what's already in effect, what's yet to come into effect, and how it could potentially impact charities.

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Quick Picks

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CCCC staff are constantly reading news, reports, and other resources to stay on top of developments in the charitable sector. We think you'll find these picks helpful!

Upcoming
Events

Making Grants and the New Rules for Charities

Does your charity work with organizations outside Canada? Or with non-charities in Canada? If yes, this webinar is for you! We'll talk about CRA's new draft guidance on registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees from both a legal and operational perspective.

Other notable upcoming events

January 11, 2023 - Reading Financial Statements for Boards and Leaders

CCCC ACCREDITATION

Congratulations to our Accredited Members!

By demonstrating a commitment to integrity, accountability, and transparency through compliance with the CCCC Standards of Accountability, CCCC Accredited Members have been given the distinction of CCCC Accreditation.

Congratulations to the following Accredited Members who recently participated in a scheduled field review and demonstrated their ongoing commitment to integrity, accountability, transparency, and the CCCC Accreditation standards: ABWE Canada, CAUSE Canada, Emmanuel Bible College, Ghana Rural Integrated Development, and Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Inc. We are proud to have you as part of our Accredited Member community!

To find out more about CCCC Accreditation and our Accredited members, visit giveconfidently.ca.

recent blog posts

Federal Bill C-32: What’s Relevant for Charities?

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Federal Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson: Update on Examination into CRA Audits

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Receipting Year-End Donations

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THE GREEN: GROWING MINISTRY CONNECTIONS & CONVERSATIONS
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Requirements For Keeping Expense Receipts

Green users discuss tips for other users looking to refresh their books and records resources. The discussion inevitably lands on CCCC's newly refreshed content in the Knowledge Base with recommendations on keeping electronic books and records.

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Grievance Resolution Policy - Conflict With Senior Leadership

Green users discuss policy ideas around handling employee grievances, particularly grievances that may involve senior leadership in an organization. Lots of ideas and resources were shared, including some input from CCCC's own Head of Human Resources.

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CPP And Clergy Residence Deduction

After a Green user posted a question wondering about payroll provider services that manage the clergy residence deduction's effect on CPP while also reporting CPP pensionable wages for the purpose of T4 preparation, other users shared their own experiences with a variety of service providers.

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Professional
Services

A Pro When You Need One

The professionals listed in our Professional Associates Directory provide services to charities and practice in four general areas: law, accounting, insurance, and consulting.

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