Designation let’s donors know their dollars make the maximum impact

Inn from the Cold, the Calgary Food Bank, Children’s Cottage Society and Fresh Start Recovery Centre were recently chosen by Charity Intelligence (CI) to be a part of their 2016 Canadian Charity Impact Fund (CCIF). The CCIF provides donors with confidence that their generosity will make a significant difference in improving the lives of Canadians. With the challenging economic times we face in Calgary, giving for impact matters more than ever. Many Calgarians need help for the first time ever and Calgarians can give to these four charities knowing that their dollars will make the maximum impact.

CI has selected the 10 most effective Canadian charities it has found which combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, recovery from addiction and improving education. To do this, CI works with Success Markets Inc. (SMI), a U.S. charity which was developed to take the guess work and lack of transparency out of charitable giving by developing metrics to measure the impact of each dollar donated. The CCIF charities create the highest overall value or Social Return on Investment (SROI) for Canadians to answer your question: “for every dollar I give, how many dollars’ worth of social value are being created?”

On Monday, November 28th, we were honoured to be part of a press conference with:

Kate Bahen, Managing Director, Charity Intelligence Canada
Mr. Stacey Petersen, RSW, Executive Director & Wayne Steer, Director of Fund Development, Fresh Start Recovery
Michael Guyette, Executive Director & Janeen Webb, Director, Donor Relations, Inn from the Cold
Melanie, former guest at Inn from the Cold
Patty Kilgallon, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Cottage Society
James McAra, Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Food Bank

Please click to watch the video where Kate Bahen, Charity Intelligence talks about the importance of the CCIF:

THE 2016 CCIF CHARITIES

Charity

Province

Sector

Calgary Food Bank

Alberta

Food Bank – Distributor

Children’s Cottage Society

Alberta

Homeless Shelter & At-Risk Youth

East York Learning Experience

Ontario

Education – Adult

Food for Life

Ontario

Food Bank – Distributor

Fort York Food Bank

Ontario

Food Bank – Multi-Service Agency

Fresh Start Recovery

Alberta

Addiction Recovery

Inn From the Cold

Alberta

Homeless – Shelter

JUMP Math

Ontario

Education – Youth

Pathways Clubhouse

BC

Homeless – Mental Health

Youth Fusion

Quebec

Education – Youth