Your monthly donation allows us to take a planned, long-term approach. As an Everyday Hero, you work side-by-side with us, making long-lasting improvements to children’s lives.
The communities where we work are not looking for hand-outs – they are working toward change. The women’s self-help groups in Addis Ababa are just one great example of the sustainable, life-changing work your monthly gifts make possible.
Monthly giving means low administration costs, which means that more of your money goes to where it’s needed most: reducing the impact of poverty on children.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Early childhood education programs in La Paz, Bolivia provide daily meals, an excellent education and before- and after-school activities thanks to CFTC’s monthly supporters. Well-run, safe spaces with qualified educators provide parents with peace of mind, freeing them to earn incomes knowing their children are being cared for and fed. These centres fill important gaps in Bolivia’s social services safety net, and help bridge the growing gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in Bolivia, as well as educating and promoting child rights and child development in the community.
Monthly donors support school and community gardens — vibrant, hands-on ways to connect students, teachers, Elders, and other community members with the source of healthy, nutritious food. Gardens build knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating, as well as community spirit and connection across generations to important cultural traditions that revolve around the land and food grown on it. In autumn, in First Nations communities supported by CFTC, students enjoy reaping the harvest of their hard work to prepare and serve a meal to their Elders in celebration and thanks.
Monthly donors support community-based, community-led agricultural training and extension services which help increase crop productivity, boost resilience to climate change, and create sustainable income from agriculture. Smallholder farm families are better able to feed their families consistently, despite the challenges imposed by a harsh and changing climate. Monthly donors’ support for agricultural inputs and training is improving food security for hundreds of thousands of people in northern Ghana and the Eastern Amhara Region of Ethiopia.
Community Capacity Building
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Village Savings and Loan Associations, Self-Help Groups and other micro-finance initiatives provide participants – primarily women – with business and marketing skills, knowledge of credit and savings, and the means to earn and control their own income. Monthly donors’ support for groups like these enable parents to increase their household earnings and engage in sustainable livelihoods, resulting in lasting, community-led change that ultimately helps improve children’s nutrition and health.
In-school feeding programs remain a foundational element of CFTC’s work in Uganda. Providing healthy, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks keeps children in school and helps them learn effectively when there. In impoverished and food-insecure communities, school nutrition programs alleviate the immense burden on parents to provide for their children, allowing for more equitable distribution of scarce household resources and reducing hunger among the most vulnerable.
We’re an independent, secular development agency founded and operating in Canada since 1986.
REGISTERED, ACCREDITED, BEST-PRACTICE GOVERNANCE
A registered Canadian charity, CFTC was among the first to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and in 2015 was awarded “Exemplar” status for its three consecutive wins in 2012, 2013, and 2014 of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting Transparency.
COMMITTED TO OPENNESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Our financials are independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donations.