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OCTOBER 2022
BULLETIN
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John Pellowe,
Chief Executive Officer

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On October 12th this month, CCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary! We are very excited to recognize fifty years of serving Christian churches and ministries like yours. In all this time, CCCC has grown and found new ways to be fruitful in our mission. We pray that you, our members, have also grown and prospered in fruitfulness through your association with us. Please be sure to check out our 50th Anniversary celebratory webpage for all the details. There, you’ll find members telling stories of how they used CCCC to benefit their ministries. We also have a new series of posts showing how a milestone event can be used to bring the past, present, and desired future together to make your ministry ever more robust and fruitful.

We're pleased to bring you some great resources for your workplace in this Bulletin. Included are collaboration strategies, sample job descriptions and HR resources, and charitable sector updates. Plus, don’t miss our upcoming webinar Human Rights Codes for Charities later this month. If you missed the first in our HR webinar series, Employment Law 101 for Charities, you can find it in our online store. As always, our recorded webinars are available free for members and available for purchase by organizations who are not yet members of CCCC.

We are delighted to be celebrating our 50th anniversary—thank you for joining us on this journey!!

MEMBER RESOURCES
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A Strategy of Collaboration: Performing Beyond Capabilities

Ministries can plan to perform beyond their own capabilities by collaborating with other ministries. In this scenario, each collaborator leverages its own capabilities with those of the others and achieves greater mission impact than it could on its own.

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Land Ownership and Transparency Act

The Land Owner Transparency Act is first-of-its-kind-in-Canada legislation designed to end hidden ownership of real estate in B.C. It creates a searchable registry of “interest holders”–individuals who have some meaningful relationship with land or indirect ownership interest. Unless you fit within an exception, every organization–a corporation, trust, or partnership–will have to file with the Registry. 

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Common Church Job Descriptions

Sample job description can help charities efficiently create documents that communicate the roles and responsibilities of each employee. The samples provided in this collection are a reference and guide for individual work planning, coaching, corrective actions, and departmental planning. See the related resources for guidance on how to customize these samples for your ministry.

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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. Open the dropdown menus for each month to see a list of new and revised resources.

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Group Health Insurance Plan REquest Quote

Explore Options for a Health Benefits Plan

CCCC’s employee care plans provide ministries with options to treat staff members really well, in ways that are easily manageable for charities. Learn more or request a quote here.

Charitable Sector Updates
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Select Luxury Items Tax Act

The Select Luxury Items Tax Act introduces a luxury tax on the sale or importation of certain vehicles and aircraft and vessels, with some exceptions. This tax may affect larger ministries that use these types of vehicles.

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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!

  • Did you know that Microsoft Word can record and transcribe your meetings right into a document? Use this tool to help with accuracy in your meeting minutes. 
  • If you don't have Microsoft Office, Google also has free tools. This article from The Verge explains the pros and cons of Google's live transcription tools.
  • Small and rural churches are using video technology to collaborate on live services. Rural Connect is a website of the United Church of Canada. It shows how one church can do the call to worship, another the sermon, and another the special music-all live!
Upcoming
Events

Human Rights Codes for Charities

If you're an employer, human rights codes may be the least understood part of your HR manual. They seem straightforward enough on the surface, but what are they really? Who do they protect? What do they prohibit? And how do they work in employment? We'll answer all these questions and more in this webinar. We'll introduce you to some of the most important parts of human rights codes and how they apply to employment law in Canada. We'll discuss job postings and interviews, BFOR and accommodation, receiving a complaint and the general process when one is filed, and tips/practices on avoiding a complaint. We hope you can join us!

Other notable upcoming events

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

CCCC ACCREDITATION

Congratulations to our newly Accredited Member!

By demonstrating commitment to integrity, accountability, and transparency through compliance with the CCCC Standards of Accountability, Atwell Centre: Pregnancy Options Support and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries have earned CCCC Accreditation.

Congratulations to the following Accredited Members who recently participated in a scheduled field review and demonstrated their ongoing commitment to CCCC Accreditation standards: Jewish Voice Ministries Canada, Partners International, Seeds of Hope Children's Ministry, SEND International of Canada Inc., SIM Canada, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, and The Voice of the Martyrs 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.

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Volunteers As Employees

Users discuss a recent class-action suit that challenged the limits of what it means to be a volunteer for an organization without proper remuneration or reimbursement. Users also discussed whether volunteers need agreements or contracts signed, track their time and whether there should be limits on what can actually be done by volunteers.

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Developing A Privacy Policy

CCCC members asked what a robust privacy policy should look like. Users and CCCC staff provided ideas, resources, and even shared samples with each other.

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Marijuana/Smoking/Vaping Policy in Employee Handbook

Even though these activities are legal, charities are wondering about employing a strict ban on those activities with respect to policy. Users shared opinions, ideas, resources, and feedback about the practices and pitfalls in developing such policies.

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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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