Canadian Christian Relief & Development Association


At CCRDA, we believe it is important to learn from each other regularly as we are community of Christ-centred organizations who desire to share skills, knowledge and support one another. In order to facilitate this mutual learning relationship, in May 2017, we introduced our first series of monthly webinars which feature one of our members or an expert in a relevant field on a topic of their expertise. All our webinars are FREE for members and cost $15 for non-members. Click here to register.



Spring 2021

Improving the Stories we Tell
June 10, 2021 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST
Paul Bettings, CCRDA Preferred Partner

This webinar will help the audience better understand how to tell stories by walking through the elements that make compelling narrative and narrative archs. This webinar will help attendees set themselves up for successful story gathering experiences by highlighting items to look for when sourcing a story, understanding what items need to be in place before the story gathering begins, how to make sure the correct information is sourced and the basic structure of a good story.

In addition, we will discuss basic photography, videography and interview tips and tricks and the ATTACK theory, which stands for Access, Trust, Time, Accountability, Creativity and Knowledge, which gives you concepts to keep in mind when gathering resources and stories in the field or from your backyard.

Telling a good story is not an easy task, but as you begin to understand what drives people to listen, watch and hear the story you want to tell you will be better equipped to collect compelling resources that connect with your audience.



These webinars are FREE for members and $15 for non-members.

To sign up for a webinar, please click here.

Click here to access the "members only" gallery of archived webinars including:

Healthy Leaders: What are they really and how can I be one? with Chris Wignall, The Catalyst Foundation

Leaders Kryptonite: How insecurity undermines leadership and how to overcome it with Chris Wignall, The Catalyst Foundation

Healthy Organizations: What are they really and how can we be one? with Chris Wignall, The Catalyst Foundation

At-Risk Child and Youth Migration in West Africa: Highlighting human rights among vulnerable populations with Rebekah Ledlie, Tyndale University Student

Post Pandemic Hiring Trends for Charities and how to Retain A-Players with Mark Kraft, Nelson/Kraft

Chart a New Course Forward: Chalmers Center Online Training Library with Justin Lonas, The Leadership Studio

Creating Environments in which Both Men and Women can Thrive with Ellen Duffield, The Leadership Studio

Flourishing and the Spiritual Discipline of Health with Stan Wiens, The Health Project

An Introduction to Spiritual First Aid with Kent Annan and Jamie Aten, Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Leading M&E Teams Remotely: A Conversation on Leadership, Coaching, Collaboration & Tools with Tracey DeGraaf, Transformis Consultants

For the Love of Creation with Beth Lorimer, KAIROS

Prepared for Change:Strengthening your organizational strategy with theory of change with Elaine Stavnitzky, Consultant

Faith-Based Organizations and Official Development Assistance: Why how much the government gives matters with Erika Richter, Cooperation Canada

Strategic Planning for COVID Times: 3 Easy and Practical Exercises to do with your Staff with Chris Bosch, Chisel Consulting

Improving Team Relationships and Culture with Dave Blundell, Fullwell Leadership

Sabbath Economics under the Shadow of Pandemics with Ched Meyers, Bartimeaus Cooperative Ministries

Disaster and Emergency Response: A Canadian Model with Alain Normand, City of Brampton/ADRA

Journey into the Unknown with Hazel Mayhew, Beracah Counseling

Traveling with Youth on International Trips with Melodie Bissell, Plan to Protect

Better Together with Danielle Strickland, International Speaker & Author

Growing Organizational Influence with Phil Tanner, Consultant

Special Webinar with the Chalmers Center and Brian Fikkert, Chalmers Center

Rooting for Rivals with Chris Horst, HOPE International

Development and the Environment: Incorporating the Environment in our Work with Jennifer Fernandes, Consultant

Strategies to Improve your Digital Fundraising Campaign with Graeme Watt, Anthem Creative

Why the Opposite of Poverty is Not the American Dream with Brian Fikkert, Chalmers Center

Developing Rhythms for Greater Health & Impact with Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership

International Disaster Response Training with the Foundation for Humanitarian Cooperation International

Innovating for Impact: Building and Prioritizing Innovation in Canada's Global Development and Humanitarian Community with Nicolas Moyer, President/CEO of CCIC

Achieving a High Standard of Protection Among Relief and Development Initiatives: Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults with Melodie Bissell, CEO of Plan to Protect

He Said, She Said: What's so Important about Using a Gender Lens in our Work? with Elaine Stavnitzky, Independent Consultant

The Role of Faith in International Development with Dr. Amy Kaler, Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Programmes) at the University of Alberta

Ending Poverty Together: A New Collaborative Resource with Shelaine Strom, Manager of Education and Professional Development at Food for the Hungry Canada

Trauma Care in International Development with Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo, Director of World Renew Canada

Communicating Development in Canada: Learning from Data with Marie-Eve Marchand, CCIC Campaign Manager

Gender Analysis: CCRDA Member Skill-Sharing Call with Diana Opollo and Karoline Davis

Measuring Transformation with Youth Unlimited GTA

Project Management with James Metcalf

CRA Compliance with Jeff Hogan

Core Humanitarian Standards with Jacqueline Koster

Emerging Legal Trends: Why Christian Charities Must Pay Attention with Barry Bussey

Using LinkedIn to Create a Presence on Social Media with Christiane St.Amour.