Our Story

Our story begins in Ottawa in 1972 at a Christian ministries meeting. Ian Stanley, Director of Stewardship at World Vision Canada, was leading a workshop on fundraising. To his surprise, it was packed-full in attendance and his handouts were in high demand by those who had attended other workshops. Ian realized that there was a great need for Christian stewardship training, so he began to imagine a way to respond.

Later that year, Ian gathered six of his ministry friends to discuss how they could serve Christian agencies and churches with relevant training resources in administration, fundraising, and management. The discussion led to the creation of a new organization: the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

For over 40 years, CCCC has expanded Ian’s vision by becoming a trusted leader and educator in the areas of board governance, leadership, organizational best practices, human resources, fundraising, and financial management. We are blessed to be part of God’s work in various streams of ministry all across Canada.

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