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.
Winter & Spring 2020
Traveling with Youth on International Trips
March 18, 2020 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT
Melodie Bissell, President of Plan to Protect
In this webinar Melodie Bissell, President of Plan to Protect, will share with us the latest best practices on demonstrating our duty of care and reducing the risk of injury, harm and abuse when traveling with youth internationally. From recent case studies, Melodie will also share learnings on how to communicate and motivate youth to act responsibly on trips.
Your Cross-Cultural Workers' Backpacks
April 15, 2020 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT
Hazel Mayhew, Counselor at Beracah Counseling
The effectiveness of your cross cultural worker’s ministry is dependent, in part, on what they take with them emotionally, spiritually and physically. As mission agencies we have a role in preparing them for effective ministry and healthy witness, both overseas and when they return to Canada.
Join me as we examine some of the beliefs, thoughts, expectations and behaviours that people are carrying with them and the impact these things have.
We’ll look at how an unfounded sense of responsibility, unhealthy ways of dealing with stress, adopting other peoples’ expectations, and lack of preparedness for returning to Canada, among other things, can be detrimental to your cross-cultural worker’s ministry and well-being. We’ll also explore some of the resources, ways of thinking and actions that will help them be resilient.
This webinar will help you in your selection process, as well as in your pre-field preparation and as you debrief people on return.
Disaster and Emergency Response: A Canadian Model
May 20, 2020 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT
Alain Normand, ADRA & City of Brampton
Canadian NGOs active in disaster and emergency response have come together to create networks of agencies. These organizations work with governments to provide a panoply of services to disaster survivors in a full collaborative approach. Join this webinar to learn how you can incorporate facets of the Canadian model in your international response.
Sabbath Economics in Scripture and Church-Based Development Work
June 17, 2020 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT
Ched Myers, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries & Author
"We read the Bible as if we don’t have money, and use money as if there was no Bible” laments Jesuit theologian John Haughey. This webinar will overview the remarkable vision of economic sustainability and equity in both testaments, and discuss how we can metabolize it into our justice and development work in a world of profound disparities.
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:
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.