Certified Charities Go Above and Beyond
The Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) helps donors connect with Certified Charities, which
- comply with all five of CCCC’s Standards of Accountability
- achieve CCCC’s Seal of Accountability
- demonstrate ongoing compliance with the Standards through an annual submission of documentation to CCCC and periodic on-site field reviews.
The Seal of Accountability: The Sign of Trustworthiness
When you see the Seal of Accountability, you can give confidently.
The Seal shows a Certified Charity’s transparency and desire to exceed the minimum requirements for maintaining charitable status.
The Standards of Accountability
- Christian Ministry
The charity is committed to the Christian faith.
- Diligent Governance
The charity is governed by an independent, active board that establishes policy and reviews the impact of the organization’s activities.
- Financial Oversight and Transparency
The charity demonstrates transparency and proper financial oversight through an independent financial audit, an audit review committee, and public disclosure of its financial statements.
- Organizational Integrity
The charity upholds the highest standards of integrity, adheres to applicable laws, and operates in accordance with its own governing documents.
- Ethical Fundraising
The charity is ethical in its fundraising activities and respects the dignity and interests of the donor.
Learn more about the Standards of Accountability.
What Does the Seal Mean for You as a Donor?