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Francis Chan, Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Hank Hanegraaff Confront Western Church in New Video

High-profile leaders embrace diversity, Call for humility, unity.

GFA World Supplies 37 Million With Safe Water in ‘Thirstiest’ Continent

Faith-based agency has drilled more than 30,000 'Jesus Wells,' distributed 58,000-plus water filters.

GFA Discipleship Program-Journey Back to Authentic Christianity

GFA World equips young adults to make an eternal difference through their gap year program.

ECVO to publish research on local impacts of Syrian refugee influx as part of World Refugee Day

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) will be releasing their report titled Lessons from the Influx: How Edmonton Welcomed Refugees from Syria… on Thursday, June 20, 2019 as part of the UNHCR World Refugee Day celebration at Edmonton City Hall.

Create. Celebrate! The 10th Annual Culture Days is Coming...

Celebrate our 10th birthday with us! Event registration is now open. If you have arts and culture to share with the world, now's your chance to let it shine! 

National Charity Launches Hotline Due To Potentially Fraudulent Fundraiser

“Gary Guitar” misrepresents his relationship with BullyingCanada to raise money.

Giving Back for Lent

GFA World joins with their community to support local food bank.

Vulnerable Aboriginal Youth Funding Cancelled after 13 years of successful programs

The Federal Government through INAC Indigenous and Northern Affairs has cancelled Vulnerable Aboriginal Youth Services, funding and supports. After over 13 years of impact, success and helping Aboriginal youth succeed, INAC has cancelled funding without local consultation or a solution to meet their needs. At risk Indigenous Youth are left out in the cold to services that support their success, health, wellness, learning and cultural connections.

‘Dying of Thirst’: New Report Highlights Global Water Crisis

Urgent Action Needed Now to Combat Deadly Waterborne Diseases and Critical Water Shortage, Says GFA World.

Women’s Wellness Within answers the Call: Let’s Talk about Prisoners’ Mental Health

On January 30, 2019, in light of Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk” campaign, Women’s Wellness Within would like to take the opportunity to join our friends with the Jail Accountability and Information Line (JAIL) in highlighting the importance of mental health for prisoners in Canada.

Soap-and-Water Lessons Bring Health and Help to Some of Asia’s Struggling Poor

To mark Global Handwashing Day, GFA World (formerly: Gospel for Asia)-supported teams hold special good hygiene classes that reduce sickness and improve well-being.

GFA-supported Relief Help Needed More Than Ever as Drought, Earthworm Crises Follow Kerala Flooding

Supplies, encouragement and relief-camp-wedding meal remind flood victims that 'God has not forgotten you'.

The Secret of Successful People

What is the secret ingredient that allows some to be more successful than others? The secret is what pictures we hold in our head. We think in pictures. Think of the place you live, your car, an upcoming vacation. We even dream in pictures. The pictures in our heads always create the actions of our lives. We always act out the pictures in our head. These pictures are stronger when they are crystal clear and repeatedly impressed upon the mind.

Rencontrez l'inspirant conférencier Sébastien Sasseville à Ottawa

Nous sollicitons la présence des médias pour venir assister à une présentation par le conférencier et athlète Sébastien Sasseville dans le cadre du congrès jeunesse d'Optimist International. Une séance de questions-réponses donnera l'occasion au public de lui adresser la parole au sujet de son cheminement et des défis qu'il a su relever.

Meet the inspiring speaker Sebastien Sasseville in Ottawa

The media is invited to attend a presentation by speaker and athlete Sébastien Sasseville as part of the Junior convention of Optimist International. A questions and answer session will give the public an opportunity to talk to him about his journey and the challenges he has faced.

Meet the Junior Optimist International President in Ottawa

Under the leadership of Mathew Nacev, a native of the city of Burlington in Ontario, this convention is the annual gathering of the youth wing of Optimist International, a civic organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth".

Optimist International celebrates its 100th convention in Ottawa

We are using the theme "Optimist Strong!" to mark the 100th annual convention of Optimist International, a civic movement dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth" through the participation of its 70 thousand volunteer members across the world.

10 Year Old Boy Recognized By Mayor Campion On Last Day Of School For Good Community Leadership

It started quietly, with a private act of kindness from one of Welland’s youngest citizens and the impact was felt in the Mayor’s office and beyond, making a difference for some of the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Make May the Month for RDSP Awareness

Make May the Month for RDSP Awareness!

A Campaign That We Have Can Support

Do you have a relative or a friend diagnosed with a disability? If so, you are not alone. There are around 3.8 million people in Canada having limitations performing daily activities due to a permanent or partial health condition (mental and/or physical). In other words, I call them with different abilities. 1 in 7 Canadian has at least one disability. And sadly among them, one in the oven has low income and no support at all.

We, as Canadians, have the privilege to access and financial resources available if requested. In fact, we are the only one in the world who has created a tax-deferred savings tool to assist people with disabilities and their loved ones.

Complete the RDSP Awareness Survey for a Chance to Win!

Online Call Out Culture Leads To Elderly Abuse & Isolation

The modern day call-out culture lauds itself as the champion of marginalized communities and sometimes uses the cloak of ally as permission to verbally abuse anyone that challenges popular narrative. For socially isolated senior citizens that depend on online communication as their only mode of social interaction, not being able to keep up with the times of social narrative puts them at risk of verbal attacks and online bullying, which then discourages them from participating socially in the only way available to them.

Charities and nonprofits must lessen reliance on aging, affluent donors

Canadians give more than $14 billion annually, but current demographic trends suggest revenues will decline significantly over time if action not taken.

The changing face of the Canadian family

Canadian families are becoming more diverse and they’re pretty stable units overall, as shown in the sixth and latest edition of Close Relations.


The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) celebrates International Women’s Day by thanking and honouring all Indigenous women in Canada, on Turtle Island and throughout Mother Earth for the contributions they make to the world everyday.

WSO's One Billion Rising Event Completes 5th Amazing Year

For the fifth year in a row, Sikhs across Canada, in partnership with the World Sikh Organization of Canada joined to take part in the One Billion Rising movement by providing care packages, treats and baked goods to approximately 1500 women and children in shelters in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Handmade Valentine’s cards prepared by Sikh children accompanied the packages.

Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Black Culture and History

In honour of Black History Month, St Andrew's Church, Islington, invites everyone to celebrate faith-full diversity at "Sharing Our Stories: Celebrating Black Culture and History."

Scottish Government supports Kilt Skates across Canada

For the second straight year, the Scottish Government will help sponsor a uniquely Canadian celebration of Scottish heritage: Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate. Funds will be forwarded to Scottish organizations across the country to help them throw outdoor parties where skaters will take to the ice in kilts, tartans and other Scottish regalia.

International Migrants Day: Calling for access to permanent residence and family unity

This International Migrant’s Day, migrant workers in Canada are still waiting for the federal government to take action to protect their basic rights. With only temporary status in Canada, and legally tied to a specific employer, migrant workers are frequently subject to abuse and exploitation, and in several appalling cases, human trafficking.

AVO app ‘Bernie’ to help address domestic violence reoffending

Researchers have developed a mobile phone application named Bernie to support defendants issued with Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) to strengthen their positive decision-making around behaviours and emotions.

Colin James, Sher Campbell, Lynne McCormack

Professor and author asks “Will Industrial Civilization Collapse?”

Professor, union activist and non-profit Executive Director Kevin McKay says we need to make some big changes to avoid environmental, political and societal catastrophe. McKay is coming to Sarnia to speak on these themes from his recent book Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization. This free event will be Thursday, November 23rd, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Sarnia Public Library, 124 Christina St. S., Sarnia

Majority vote favours re-structuring of nationwide church

Delegates voted 94% in favour of restructuring most of Mennonite Church Canada’s programs and ministries at a Special Assembly in Winnipeg held from Oct. 13-15.

Lookout Society receives $40,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation

Grant to support housing project for youth in Surrey, BC.

Writer, activist, author Tim McCaskell speaking on forty years of “Queer Progress”

Tim McCaskell recounts forty years of LGBT organizing in Toronto from 1974 to 2014 in his compelling book Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism (Between the Lines books).

Victoria Foundation Recognized by Highest Charity Standard in Canada

The Victoria Foundation recently received reaccreditation from Imagine Canada, arguably the most demanding assessment of charities in the nation.

Rabbi Boruch Perton is Representing Canada at the International Conference of Cardinals, Bishops and Rabbinic Leaders

Rabbi Boruch Perton, the Rabbi of Beth Zion Congregation in Cote St. Luc, Quebec is currently in Israel representing Canada at the international Conference of Cardinals, Bishops and Rabbinic Leaders.

The Marriage of Jesus and Christ

Following a relatively brief silence, Christ and I are today announcing both Our "second coming" and Our long-prophesied engagement, as We reveal December 25, 2020 to be Our wedding day.

Number of Canadians holding favorable view of Hinduism increases

Forty-nine percent of Canadians had a favorable opinion of Hinduism in February 2017 as compared to 42% in September 2013, according to Religious Trends public opinion poll conducted by research organization Angus Reid Institute (ARI) and released on April four.

Launch of a New Association to Help Immigrant Women in Business to Succeed

IWB is leading Non-profit Social Enterprise Organizations focused on creating Positive Change through collaborative inspiring leadership and uniting multicultural communities in Canada.

Banning Spanking Does More Harm than Good

The effort to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada is not evidence-based policy-making.

Where is Home? Documentary Now Available FREE

"Where is Home?" the eye-opening documentary recently garnering national attention and local award recognition*, is now available for FREE via Vimeo on Demand.

Protecting the Vulnerable from the Payday Loan Holiday Debt Trap

Canadians are in a spending mood with 39% of respondents to a recent survey saying they intend to spend more money this year than last on Christmas gifts and other holiday purchases.

Greater transparency would spur charitable donations: Survey

Only half think charities are open and transparent, but 72% say that accreditation positively influences their views.

Children's Grief Awareness Day

Thursday November 17, 2016, is National Children's Grief Awareness Day. Rainbows For All Children Canada has partnered with Children's Grief Awareness Day to recognize the children who are struggling from loss.

Standards Program crosses 200 threshold as 26 more charities accredited

Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada's charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the most recent group of 26 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program.

Special day encourages simple acts of kindness

The Victoria Foundation is inviting everyone to help inspire smiles with Random Act of Kindness Day® on Friday, November 4.

World-wide Celebration of Scottish Diaspora Transforms Confederation Centre Concourse

A visual art initiative from more than 30 communities around the world celebrating Scottish heritage has arrived at Confederation Centre, including contributions from several Island stitchers, illustrators, and historical societies.

A tapestry depicting P.E.I.'s Scottish Fathers of Confederation

Accommodating Differences: A Community Conversation

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) will tackle issues related to accommodation of individual needs based on culture, religion and disability with a panel of legal and community experts in Toronto.

Canadian Catholicism showing signs of resilience and growth

New book shows rumours of the demise of the faith in Canada are greatly exaggerated.

Autism Dog Services welcomes litter of 10 puppies

Autism Dog Services (ADS) is excited to announce and welcome a new litter of ten Labrador Retriever puppies, born June 30 into the ADS breeding program. All ten puppies and mother are doing well. These puppies will make their way through the ADS program to eventually work as service dogs for children with autism.

Autism Dog Services puppy

What are economic impacts of churches and congregations?

Do churches and congregations bring economic benefits to local communities? New study from Cardus coming Thursday June 16.


"Kimberly, here is my CHRISTMAS GIFT, to YOU!" I quickly declared, as I handed our angelic Charity Director, who is always giving, giving...the festive Get My FREE eBook card, during the Celebratory Chaos of the Annual Christmas Social/Open House, held at 6 St. Joseph House, Friday December 18th, downtown Toronto, Canada.

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