• Social Impact
    Social Impact

    Social Impact

    Christian Children’s Fund of Canada collaborates with communities to create a safe place for children to grow, laugh, learn and play so they can achieve their full potential

We closely follow more than 40 child-development indicators to ensure children can grow up healthy and achieve their full potential.

We can measure both access to life's essentials, like clean water, and changes in behaviour, such as children using clean water to practise good hygiene and slow the spread of disease.

By carefully measuring and evaluating progress, we know when children and communities are achieving success and when they may need additional support.

Our Impact is Real

We build deep, strong roots in the communities where we work. We align our plans with national and local government strategies, hire local staff and work closely with local partners.

We set clear goals in partnership with each community and develop step-by-step plans to achieve them. Children, youth, community members and local partners participate and lead change.

The social impact is immense. Healthy children participate and use their voice for change. Families gain access to clean water, education, medical care and job- and skills-training. Communities tackle the root causes of poverty and lead their own development.

We use results-based management to measure and evaluate everything we do. This ensures we are accountable to donors and the communities we serve and can achieve the greatest change for children.

Our communities also measure their own progress. Children, youth, women and men meet regularly to identify achievements and discuss setbacks. Together, they decide how to move forward and request any additional support they need from CCFC.

Social impact can be seen in every community where we work through initiatives that are innovative in their design, in our partnership approach and implementation.

Sectoral Impact

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Health and Nutrition

Investing in health care and nutrition means better health for children, improved school attendance, greater life expectancy, and fewer childhood deaths.

In Nicaragua (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):


community members have been provided with health equipment and/or supplies


community members have participated in health awareness campaigns


children, youth and family members attended training on preventative health


community members were provided with vitamin support

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Investing in safe drinking water and sanitation means CCFC can help reduce disease and sickness, as well the long hours it takes to get water for cooking and cleaning – time that children can better spend in school.

In Nicaragua (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):


men trained on water, sanitation and hygiene management


women trained on water, sanitation and hygiene management


water, sanitation and hygiene committee members trained


water facilities within school


sanitation facilities in schools

sanitation facilities within communities


Investing in education means creating opportunities for the future. It also helps children grow confidently and know their rights – making them less vulnerable to violence and exploitation and better prepared to be leaders in their community.

In Nicaragua (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015)


children and youth have received educational supplies (pens, pencils, books and uniforms) 


schools, libraries and classrooms built or renovated


youth have been trained in vocational skills


children and youth have participated in extracurricular activities


people have participated in awareness raising campaigns on Early Childhood Development, and other related topics

Crecimiento económico sustentable

Ayudar a adolescentes, jóvenes y adultos a construir pequeños negocios y participar en la capacitación de habilidades básicas significa que los niños desarrollen mayor confianza y autoestima y que los padres puedan asegurar el provenir de sus hijos mucho después de que nos vayamos para ayudar a otra comunidad.

En Nicaragua (31 de marzo de 2015 – Estadísticas para los sitios web de las Oficinas de País):


women were trained in collaboration and advocacy


men were trained in collaboration and advocacy


Strengthening Community Organizations

Strong communities that work together can achieve positive and lasting change and pave the way for community graduation. Empowered communities mean children can grow, laugh, learn and play in safety.

In Nicaragua (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015):


community leaders have been trained in management skills


children and youth have been trained in leadership and child/youth group management


community members have participated in awareness raising campaigns on child rights


people participated in awareness raising campaigns on disaster preparedness


community organizations have received mentoring and/or technical guidance

Christian Children's Fund of Canada partners with government, organizations and communities, which share our values and goals

Together, we help communities become self-sustaining

A member of ChildFund Alliance