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 $30 for non-members. Click here to register.



Fall 2019

Developing Rhythms for Greater Health & Impact
September 25, 2019 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT

Dr. Steve Brown, Arrow Leadership Ministries

How can you be more effective at work and live a more sustainable life? How do you do both? This webinar will tackle these critical questions and provide practical ideas to help you thrive spiritually, personally and as you serve.

Why the Opposite of Poverty is not the American Dream
October 16, 2019 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT

Brian Fikkert, Chalmers College

Dr. Brian Fikkert will discuss his recently released books, “Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream” and "Field Guide to Becoming Whole" (available in September). He will talk about the true sources of brokenness and poverty and uncover the surprising pathways of human flourishing, for poor and non-poor alike. Through biblical insights, scientific research, and practical experience, he will discuss how the good news of the Kingdom of God reshapes our lives and our poverty alleviation ministries, moving everybody involved toward wholeness. Brian will build on his talks from the CCRDA May Forum and it will be relevant to both those who attended and those who did not.

Development and the Environment: Incorporating the Environment in our Work
November 20, 2019 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PDT

Jennifer Fernandes, Chalmers College

The Asian Development Bank reported that unabated changes in the environment could reverse achievements in development and improvements of living standards in developing countries. What can we as NGOs do to ensure our work has a lasting impact? This webinar will look at development work using an environmental lens and will provide practical tools to incorporate environmental sustainability in our work.


These webinars are FREE for members and $30 for non-members.

To sign up for a webinar, please click here.

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

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.