The Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) helps donors connect with trustworthy charities. CCCC’s Seal of Accountability distinguishes charities that demonstrate ongoing compliance with CCCC’s standards and display a strong commitment to integrity.
All CCCC Certified Members agree to
- abide by CCCC’s Standards of Accountability
- provide an annual confirmation of compliance
- allow CCCC to carry out periodic, on-site field reviews to assess the charity’s operations
Here are the nine Standards for organizations displaying the Seal:
- They are a Christian ministry.
- They have an independent, active governing board.
- They have financial statements audited or reviewed by a licensed professional.
- They publicly disclose their financial statements.
- They have a board committee that provides oversight to the financial audit.
- They pursue the highest standards of integrity.
- They commit to an ethical fundraising policy.
- They evaluate their programs for effectiveness and efficiency.
- They follow a code of accountability.
What Does the Seal Mean for You as a Donor?