MARCH 2023
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Rev. John Pellowe
Chief Executive Officer

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To all our members who renewed their CCCC membership this year, we are so grateful to be working in ministry with you. By renewing your membership with CCCC, you've given your ministry the opportunity to be primed and resourced to accomplish even more good in the world through your mission.

2023 is already off to a great start. We've been busy creating new resources for you in the Knowledge Base (check out the resources related to staff and hiring below) and facilitating lively conversations with ministry workers in The Green. We had the pleasure of connecting with CCCC members in Calgary in-person last month. I was personally so blessed to hear the words that best represent each ministry's expectations for 2023. This is a sample of some of the words that were shared: transformation, engage, opportunities, growth, excited, collaboration, and depth.

One way that CCCC is helping members go deeper with their own teams is through our collection of Spiritual Resources. We've prepared structured devotionals and prayers that guide your ministry team to apply their spiritual reflections to organizational and team development.

We hope that you are blessed and challenged by the contents below.

As we move into 2023 and beyond, please know that CCCC is here for you. I'm confident that all He's called us to do together can be accomplished!

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Community Covenant Policy

This sample document helps Christian charities understand and plan the moral and behavioural guidelines expected for all staff and volunteers.

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BFOR Assessment Examples

This resource includes an assessment tool to help charities determine the faith-based bona fide occupational requirements (BFOR) for their staff positions. In the accompanying resource video, Christian Malleck, CHRL, CCCC Head of HR, answers questions such as requiring candidates or staff to be vaccinated, hiring staff from outside your denomination or faith, and requiring a medical screen.

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General Guidance for Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are important documents because they outline to both the person in the position and their supervisor what duties and expectations are associated with a role. This sample document has common paragraphs and sections used in charity job descriptions. There is also guidance on how to customize it to meet your specific needs.

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God's Workplace Staff Devotionals: Flourishing People Category

The ministry’s people flourish under skillful team leadership that promotes teamship, care, and development. These staff devotionals will help you lead conversations about consideration in the workplace, reconciling relationships, and promoting greater encouragement, praise, and celebration between team members.

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Have you seen the recent openings on our Christian charity job board?

Christian Charity Jobs is the best job board out there for connecting you with qualified candidates who are passionate about your mission. Create an Employer Account to post your ministry job today!

Charitable Sector Updates
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Who Issues The Treasurer’s Receipts?

Charities issue official donation receipts to donors all the time. A charity will typically authorize a small number of individuals to sign these receipts, whether they’re the executive director, treasurer, financial officer, or some other title. But a certain dilemma can arise if an authorized individual donates to the charity they typically sign receipts for; can they sign their own official donation receipts? Even if they can, should they?

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CRA reminds charities that disbursement quota rules have changed

In a recent news release, CRA reminds charities that the disbursement quota (DQ) rules have changed. As of January 1, 2023, the DQ increased from 3.5% to 5% for the portion of property exceeding $1M. For property equal to or less than $1M, the DQ remains at 3.5%. CRA noted that its website, forms, and other publications are being updated to reflect the new rules and will announce when the changes have been made. For more on the new DQ rules, see our blog Disbursement Quota Changes in Effect.

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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!


Your Questions Answered! Fireside Chat with Tony Manconi and Pamela Shin

Your Questions Answered! Fireside Chat with Tony Manconi and Pamela Shin

Don't forget about our upcoming Fireside Chat with guest Tony Manconi, former Director General of the Charities Directorate with the Canada Revenue Agency. Now with the Tax group of Dentons’ Toronto office as a consultant. His 34-year career in the federal government brings extensive insight and knowledge about the charitable sector.

We also warmly welcome Pamela Shin to bring her legal expertise to our discussion. Pamela, a Partner in the Tax Group at Dentons, specializes in charity and non-profit law and has experience both as counsel to and senior leader of the world's largest charities.

We'll discuss topics like the most important trends for charities in 2023, what challenges charities will face, and how we overcome them. We'll ask questions like what are the top tips for maintaining compliance with CRA? How can I set up a charity? And, of course, we'll ask questions we received from you!

Register here for our fireside chat, which will take place in April.

Other notable upcoming events

March 8, 2023 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET - CCCC Pension Participants: Retirement Readiness Education Session


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 Alberta Bible College for recently participating in a scheduled field review and demonstrating your ongoing commitment to CCCC Accreditation standards! 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

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Pastoral Salary Guide

Users discuss resources available to charities when it comes to discerning fair compensation packages for staff. Feel free to use the resources that are shared or share some of your own.

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Managing Payroll

Users discuss different payroll solutions for keeping effective books and records. Jump in the conversation to see what tools are being used and feel free to share what you are doing in your organization.

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Signing Tax Receipts

It's that time of the year! Users discuss some of the practices around issuing official charitable tax receipts. Let us know some of your tips too! There are lots of tax related tips shared by users in The Green. Feel free to use our powerful search engine to find exactly what you are looking for!

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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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Contact details

Canadian Centre for Christian Charities


1 - 43 Howard Ave
Elmira, ON N3B 2C9


(519) 669-5137

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