Canadian Christian Relief & Development Association

The CCRDA equips Canadian Christian relief and development organizations for excellence. We provide a forum where the best ideas, practices, and application of biblical principles mix to promote high performance organizations seeking God’s purpose for the world’s poor.

Excellence Matters at the CCRDA
Across Canada, the Canadian Christian Relief & Development Association combines over 50 Christian relief & development agencies, working in over 100 countries, investing in excess of $750 million dollars, seeking flourishing lives and communities internationally.
Watch our new promotional video here including testimonials from our members and partners.
This May, over 80 people from CCRDA member organizations virtually gathered together for our first ever all online Annual Forum. This was one of 3 screens full of wonderful folks waving hi for a "virtual" group photo!

We had a wonderful time exploring concepts around partnership and collaboration with Chris Horst, and an amazing group of panelists, in addition to a selection of wonderful workshops. Recordings of the event will be shared can be found on the Members Only Resource Library on our website.



CCRDA's 2019-2020 Annual Report highlights achievements over the past year and identifies our mission and vision statement and shares impact stories from our members.

  You can view the Annual Report Here.


We are excited to announce our partnership with Wheaton College Graduate School. The new partnership gives active employees of CCRDA member organizations tuition discounts of up to 25% on Wheaton's unique M.A. in Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership program. Join with other CCRDA members and learn to lead with faith and humility, utilize evidence-based practice, and serve the most vulnerable and the Church globally while earning an M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership.
Learn more at

Image result for fb logoCCRDA has launched a Facebook page where we will share upcoming events and helpful information including videos and articles on critical topics in relief and development.

Please take a minute and visit our page and click “Like” or “Follow” and encourage your colleagues/organizations to do so as well!  We hope this will help keep you up-to-date on all that CCRDA has to offer. Feel free to ask any questions or share our content with friends and family who would benefit from it. We look forward to keeping in touch!


On September 10, 2018, CCRDA welcomed Laura Solberg as our new Executive Director. Laura brings a deep commitment to the mission and vision of CCRDA, and joins us after serving on the CCRDA board for six years. Her work with CCRDA follows sixteen years of service in the Christian international development field. 
 Canada’s much-anticipated new International Assistance Policy was released June 9, 2018, a year after undertaking wide-ranging consultations with Canadians. The CCRDA and many of its members took part in these consultations and discussions arising from them and we are glad to be able to share this much-anticipated new policy with our members in order to continue these conversations.
CCRDA was engaged with the Global Affairs Canada International Assistance Review Consultations.  The aim was to rethink Canada’s international assistance policies and programs in order to respond better to challenges and opportunities in the new global context. 
View the CCRDA's submission to GAC on the IAR here.

"CCRDA believes we are called to action by the Word of God.  It’s not a choice. 
CCRDA challenges the very characteristic of development and aid effectiveness
through a faith-driven, holistic understanding of the nature of poverty and social justice"

 Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC)