Happy Giving Tuesday, a Day for Generosity!

Partner with a charity that's demonstrated transparency.CCCC’s directory of Certified members contains information about Canadian Christian charities that comply with our Standards of Accountability. You can browse by ministry name, location, or focus.

Have you been watching your inbox fill with Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads?

Do you enjoy the sales and crossing items off your gift lists, or are you starting to feel overwhelmed by all the pressure to spend more money and buy more things?

Whether you’ve been taking advantage of the discounts or try to avoid these days of spending, Giving Tuesday follows these days of consumerism like a breath of fresh air.

Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to encourage people to give generously and support charitable causes.

It’s an opportunity to partner with a charity to change someone’s life, whether through access to clean drinking water, education, freedom, or through any of the other life-changing things that charities work to extend.

CCCC is excited to participate in the Giving Tuesday celebrations!

The importance of giving generously to people in need is a conviction that we hold as a Christian ministry, and helping donors (such as you!) give confidently is part of our organization’s mission.

Trust Makes a Difference in Giving Confidently

Charities that want to demonstrate to donors that they’re trustworthy and that they use donations with integrity can go through the process of being certified by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

A charity that demonstrates ongoing compliance with the Standards of Accountability—a process involving on-site reviews and annual documentation reviews—earns the  Seal of Accountability, a sign of trustworthiness.

When you see the Seal of Accountability, there are five key characteristics that you, as a donor, can expect:

  1. Christian ministry: CCCC certifies Christian ministries that have demonstrated a commitment to the Christian faith.
  2. Diligent governance: Having an independent, active board helps charities avoid conflicts of interest.
  3. Financial oversight and transparency: The charity demonstrates transparency and proper financial oversight through an independent financial audit, an audit review committee, and public disclosure of its financial statements.
  4. Organizational integrity: Pursuing integrity isn’t just a matter of staying out of trouble with the law. Certified Christian charities recognize that they are held to a higher standard—they are responsible to Jesus Christ. This influences their attitude toward financial stewardship and the relationships that are cultivated within the ministry.
  5. Ethical fundraising: The charity commits to fundraising ethically.

Find a Charity to Partner with Today

CCCC’s directory of Certified members contains information about Canadian Christian charities that comply with our Standards of Accountability. You can browse by ministry name, location, or focus.

Is your favourite charity on the list? Maybe you already partner with a charity to change lives. If it’s not on the list, encourage the charity to go through the process of certification to let donors know that they meet the Standards of Accountability and operate with integrity.

We encourage Canadian donors to join thousands of people around the world as they celebrate Giving Tuesday and give confidently and generously to the causes they care about!