- Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) has changed its name to Children Believe.
- After nearly 60 years of helping vulnerable children of all faiths, ethnicities and cultures around the world, Children Believe will take that work even further.
- New name reflects the potential and possibility of every child and the organization’s belief that education is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada rebrands to Children Believe
International development agency transforms to reach more children
MARKHAM, Ont. – Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) has changed its name to Children Believe.
For nearly 60 years, caring Canadian donors and other partners have made it possible for CCFC to help vulnerable children of all faiths, ethnicities and cultures around the world. Children Believe will take that work even further.
“A compelling brand helps us empower children to access education, stand up for what they believe in and be heard in a way that excites people to join our work,” says Patrick Canagasingham, CEO. “Whether it’s being the first in their family to go to school, saying no to child marriage or becoming Prime Minister, we help children believe they can do the extraordinary. That, can take them anywhere.”
Children Believe is about the potential and possibility of every child and the organization’s belief that education is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
Through its work in Africa, Asia and Central and South America, the agency helps children dream fearlessly, providing the tools and training they need to overcome barriers preventing them from accessing education and being a voice for change. Through the support of sponsors and other partners, young people with big dreams – and even bigger hurdles standing in the way of achieving them – are empowered to challenge inequality, discrimination and violence and thrive amidst adversity.
Canagasingham adds, “Our success is rooted in our child-sponsorship program. Nearly 40,000 Canadians sponsor children through our organization, and we have ambitious goals to reach even more children and youth who need help. Working with children, we have gained a deep understanding of how their rights are violated. Together with our implementing partners, we are breaking barriers that currently keep 260-million children globally out of school and prevent others from staying in school. We bring together families, communities, coalitions, businesses and academia to champion children’s rights and aspirations. As part of that work, we ensure that basic infrastructure, such as clean water sources, healthcare and schools are there to support them.”
To learn more, visit childrenbelieve.ca.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.