- Q:Do you have a board of directors?
- A:Yes. World Relief Canada's governing board consists of members of denominations and churches who partner with us in Canada. These are highly qualified, professional Christian women and men drawn from across Canada. They are elected to three-year terms, and they preside over the operations of the ministry. Every year an independent audit is conducted and financial statements are filed to the government. Financial reports and board member information is available upon request.
- Q:Can I volunteer?
- A:Yes. Volunteers are an essential part of our ministry and provide help in critical areas such as office support.
- Q:Can I volunteer even though I don't live near your office?
- A:Certainly. World Relief Canada is developing a corps of volunteer representatives who will help us advance the ministry by engaging our church constituency. For further information on our Growing Projects, Kernels of Hope and Virtual Farmers click here.
- Q:Can I volunteer overseas?
- A:Because we partner with indigenous churches on the ground, there is limited opportunity for overseas volunteer work.
- Q:Can I donate clothings, blanket, etc?
- A:Due to the nature of our programming, it is more beneficial to accept monetary gifts only. However, we would be glad to refer you to other ministries that accept gifts in kind.
- Q:What are your total administration costs?
Administration costs have become a issue of concern with charities across Canada. At World Relief Canada, our goal is to keep total admin costs (salaries, communication and fundraising) to a minimum. Sometimes this percentage is higher (if there is a need to replace a computer system for example) and sometimes it is extremely low (when financical reponse to an appeal is great).
Our intent is that this cost would never go above 15%, but many years we keep it as a single digit percentage.
If you have specific questions regrding our costs, please contact us directly.
- Q:Is there a government match for your projects?
- A:Yes. Many of our projects receive a match from the Federal Government, through the Canadian International Development Agency. (CIDA) The match can vary from 2:1 to 4:1, depending on the project.
- Q:If I donate will I get a tax receipt?
- A:Yes, we will issue a tax receipt by year end for all donations.
- Q:Are you a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities?
- Q:What is WRC's charitable business number?
- A:10822 2191 RR0001
- Q:In what countries are you presently working?
- A:Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, and Tanzania.
- Q:Do you have staff on the ground (overseas) or do you send the money to someone else (partner)?
- A:No. We work through indigenous church partners on the ground who have technical and programming capacity to execute the projects. However, all projects are closely monitored by World Relief Canada, through regular field visits by Canadian based project officers. There is also a rigorous reporting schedule that our partners must follow.
- Q:What types of projects do you have?
- A:The majority of our projects focus on sustainable development such as micro-enterprise development, micro-credit, housing development, literacy, health education, agricultural technology and farm inputs, developing water resources and gender training to name a few. Through development education and partnership development, we also focus on environmental issues, gender empowerment and other key social justice issues.In response to major disasters, our relief and rehabilitation projects focus on emergency relief such as food, safe drinking water, temporary shelter, medical supplies, trauma counseling, as well as coordinating with government agencies, a network of Christian agencies and churches to deliver relief materials.
World Relief Canada’s Mission is to respond to the relief and development needs of the world’s poor in the name of Jesus Christ, through our global network of Christian organizations, in partnership with Canadian and overseas Churches.
World Relief Canada’s Vision is to see people responding, with compassion and justice, to the needs of the poor, oppressed and suffering in ways that bring healing and transformation in the world’s poorest communities.
World Relief Canada's Core Values are the essential cornerstones upon which we do our work and are reflected in the following six areas.
- Economic Justice
- Empowerment and Equity
- Environmental Integrity
- Mutual Independence
- Financial Accountability