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.



Fall 2020


An Introduction to Spiritual First Aid
December 10, 2020 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST
Kent Annan and Jamie Aten, Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College

In this webinar, Jamie Aten and Kent Annan (Co-directors, Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College) will be leading attendees through an introduction to Spiritual First Aid, an evidence-informed, peer-to-peer, disaster spiritual and emotional care intervention. It is the first intervention of its kind to have been built from the ground up using evidence-informed spiritual and psychological insights from years of scientific study. You will find Spiritual First Aid a vital tool for COVID times, for work with your team during regular times, and something you'll likely want to share with anyone in your organization who works with people post-disaster.


Flourishing and the Spiritual Discipline of Health: A practical approach to a healthy lifestyle
January 26, 2021 at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST
Stan Wiens, The Health Project

The vision of the CCRDA is: Together, seeking God’s kingdom purposes for flourishing lives and communities internationally. And flourishing is not just for those we partner with in the field – it is a vision for ourselves, as well! That’s why we’ve dedicated a webinar at the beginning of the year to focus on one element of flourishing – our health.

One of the greatest threats to our mission as followers of Christ is poor health. When we are on medications, suffer from illness or lack energy in our day, it is going to detract from our mission. When we as workers are not well, it is hard to be engaged! We cannot ignore the wineskin, our physical health. Yes, the mission is about the wine, the power of the resurrected Christ, but not at the expense of a cavalier attitude towards the spiritual discipline of health. The key to a full and healthy life is incremental change through implementing new habits one step at a time!



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:

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.