We are…

Committed to a world where children thrive free from poverty

Focused on achieving long-term, sustainable impact

Transparent in our pursuit of excellence in governance and stewardship of your funds

Catalysts of community-based change through development, not charity

…Canadian Feed The Children

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Five things you may not know about CFTC

  • 1We deliver results through local partners. We fund, monitor and evaluate local NGOs and community-based organizations through a small in-country and Canadian staff. We are committed to building our partners’ and our own capacity and competencies so that we can serve children and families as effectively as possible.
  • 2We are independent and proudly Canadian. We are not affiliated with any other charity or international charitable network.
  • 3We are secular. We serve children, families and communities regardless of religion within an inclusive, non-faith-based model of development.
  • 4We are on a journey to organizational transformation. By building on our core strengths, we’re moving from traditional charity to innovative ‘change agent’ to achieve measurable, sustainable, long-term impact.
  • 5We take pride in our personal, collaborative approach. In every aspect of our work, we are committed to transparency, accountability and accessibility. If you’d like to talk to us, simply pick up the phone or drop us an email! We’d love to connect with you!

Children smiling in a CHADET-supported community in Woliso, Ethiopia © CFTC 2012

Bolivian child

Child gazes over her mother’s shoulder during a community celebration in Sucre, Bolivia © CFTC 2011

Highlights on CFTC’s Journey to Change

CFTC has earned a number of awards and accreditations in the past several years as we’ve been engaged in transforming the organization from a traditional charity focused on year-to-year activities to a progressive, results-focused force for social change that benefits children.

These achievements testify to our pursuit of excellence in international development and to our continued commitment to the highest integrity and accountability to you – our supporters. They are also indicators of our growing capacity to take bold, focused action that achieves impact and helps children thrive.

Winner: Exemplar Status for Financial Reporting Transparency

VSRA Exemplar StatusCanadian Feed The Children has been awarded “Exemplar” status through 2017 for its three consecutive wins in 2012,2013, and 2014 of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting Transparency in the category of International Organizations Headquartered in Ontario.

Accredited: Imagine Canada Standards Program

Imagine Canada LogoCanadian Feed The Children is accredited by Imagine Canada under their Standards Program, an external validation of adherence to 72 criteria in five areas of non-profit management: Board governance; financial accountability; fundraising; staff management and volunteer involvement. Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to best practices, highest integrity and accountability in non-profit management to our donors and the public.

Awarded: $2-million grant for Climate-Change Adaptation in Ghana

The $2.4-million Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced (CHANGE) project will bring climate-adaptive agricultural practices and sustainable livelihoods to 750,000 men and women farmers in 17 communities in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions of Ghana.

The scope and size of the grant – the largest in CFTC’s history – is a testament to the rigorous governance we have built and to our ability to deliver community-based solutions through local partnerships. The grant is funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development (formerly, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CFTC, and its Canadian coalition partner, Farm Radio International (FRI).

Accredited: Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards

Canadian Feed The Children is an accredited charity per the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability, which evaluates charities’ performance on governance and oversight, finances, effectiveness, fundraising, and information transparency.

Member: Canadian Council of International Cooperation (CCIC)

The CCIC network of civil society organizations has adopted and monitors compliance with a Code of Ethics and Operating Standards, which includes a commitment to the following Principles of Conduct in development practice: human rights, accountability, transparency, fairness, cooperation and sustainability. CFTC adheres to and incorporates CCIC’s Principles of Conduct throughout our structure, governance and operations.

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