ACT Alliance is a network of more than 130 churches and related organisations working together for positive, sustainable change in the lives of people affected by poverty and injustice through coordinated and effective humanitarian, development and advocacy initiatives.
The Canadian Association of Gift Planners is an association of professionals involved in gift planning in faith communities, hospitals, universities and other charities across Canada. The Association sets ethical standards for its members, offers basic and advanced Canadian Gift Planning Courses for to train and equip professional gift planners, hosts an annual national conference as well as local Roundtable Groups for networking and mutual learning, petitions government to adopt tax regulations that encourage greater philanthropy among Canadians, and supports LEAVE A LEGACY™, a national public awareness program designed to encourage people to leave a gift through their will or any other gift planning instrument to a charity or non-profit organization of their choice. The staff in The PCC’s Planned Giving Office are active members of CAGP, having graduated from CAGP’s Canadian Gift Planning Course and participating regularly in roundtable workshops and national conferences
The Canadian Charitable Annuity Association (CCAA) is a voluntary association of churches, charitable organizations and institutions interested in and/or involved in the issuing of Charitable Gift Annuities. The principle objectives of the organization are:
- To provide education and information and share best practices among members
- To establish and monitor ethical and financial standards that reflect the requirements of the Canada Income Tax Act for receiving donations through gift annuities, life income gift plans and other forms of charitable gifts
The CCAA plays a central role in representing its members to Canada Revenue Agency, the Federal government and provincial regulatory authorities. It sets standards for the industry, makes representations to government on the direction of tax law and the development of regulations governing charitable gift products. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is a member in good standing of the CCAA, submits annual reports to the organization to ensure that we are in compliance with CCAA standards and benefits from learning from the best practices of the other members in the association.
The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), founded in 1944, is the largest ecumenical body in Canada, representing 24 churches of Anglican, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) was established in 1972. The CCJC promotes a restorative approach to justice with an emphasis on addressing the needs of victims and offenders, mutual respect, healing, individual accountability, community involvement and crime prevention.
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is an international network of churches and church-related organizations committed to campaigning together on common concerns. Current campaigns focus on HIV and AIDS and Food. Their advocacy includes raising awareness and building a movement for justice within the churches as well as mobilizing people of faith to lobby local and national governments, businesses, and multi-lateral organizations. They partner with many organizations who share common goals on these critical issues, believing that the more we work together, the stronger our voice is for justice.
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is an ecumenical network that provides congregations and denominations in Canada and the United States with resources and networking opportunities to equip and inspire congregations to grow faithful stewards and nurture a culture of generosity. The ESC publishes the popular Giving Magazine, produces annual stewardship campaign materials for congregations, provides opportunities for congregational and denominational stewardship leaders to network together, and hosts the North American Stewardship Conference and the North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy. The Presbyterian Church in Canada has long benefited from the connections we have made with other stewardship leaders across North America and the resources produced and disseminated by the center; indeed, the idea for The PCC’s Stewards by Design conferences originated through a group of Canadian Presbyterians who attended one of the NACCP conferences.
The mission of Canadian Foodgrains Bank is to end global hunger. They do this by collecting grain and cash donations for projects submitted by their 15 member agencies and partners. They also provide expert advice to our members and partners; manage the procurement and supply of food commodities; and engage in public policy and education activities related to hunger and food security.
KAIROS unites 11 Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). KAIROS advocates for social change, amplifying and strengthening the public witness of its members.
LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program supported by CAGP-ACPDP. It is designed to encourage people to leave a gift through their will or any other gift planning instrument to a charity or non-profit organization of their choice. The month of May has been designated National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month, during which time local Roundtables sponsor educational events and articles in newspapers and other media encourage Canadians to leave a legacy gift for the charity of their choice. To coincide with National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month, congregations in The PCC are encouraged to designate one Sunday during the month of May as “Planned Giving Sunday” or to choose another appropriate Sunday during the year.
Project Ploughshares is an ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches established in 1976 to implement the churches’ call to be peacemakers and to work for a world in which justice will flourish and peace abound. Project Ploughshares works to identify, develop, and advance approaches that build peace and prevent war, and promote the peaceful resolution of political conflict.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity. The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. While the bulk of the WCC’s founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific.
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is a network of 230 Protestant churches in 108 countries with a combined estimated membership of 80 million people.WCRC coordinates joint church initiatives for economic, ecological and gender justice. Our objectives are to foster church unity and promote economic, social and environmental justice. WCRC’s member churches believe that Christian faith is based on actions which respond to the spiritual needs and economic and social rights of all people in society and that this includes ensuring responsible use of natural resources. WCRC is committed to collaborating with other church movements on issues of common concern such as climate change, gender justice and theological dialogue.