Welcome to the YFC Canada Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to support Youth for Christ / Youth Unlimited Chapters in Canada. This provides a donor the option of designating a gift which can be held in trust by the Foundation and designated to the ministry as requested by the donor.

For example, a donor in Edmonton Alberta, may wish to give a gift of $100,000 to the Edmonton YFC Chapter but wants the gift to be spread out over a 10 year period. There is a discussion with the donor concerning the gift and an agreement by the Foundation before accepting the gift. If accepted, the gift is held in trust and monies will be distributed according to the wishes of the donor to that Chapter.

If you are considering leaving the Youth for Christ Canada Foundation in your Will, your legal advisor will need to know the following information:

Youth for Christ Canada Foundation
Charitable Registration Number: 809311038RR0001

Address: # 308 – 8047 199 Street Langley, BC. V2Y 0E2

If you are interested in speaking with a Youth for Christ Canada Foundation representative for a confidential conversation, please contact Maureen Pryce at info@yfccf.org or call 1.800.899.9322 x212.

 

See some of the stories of partners and youth who have been impacted by the work of YFC Canada

Advisors With Purpose

We at Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited have partnered with ADVISORS with Purpose to provide you with free, confidential, no‑obligation Will and Estate Planning support. Here are some upcoming seminars you can take advantage of:

Upcoming Weminars

Please click on the following link(s) to register for a toll-free 45 minute phone seminar designed to help you understand the critical issues of providing for your family, reducing taxes, and supporting ministries of your choice.

September 28th, 2021
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson

Does your Will need an update?
Life Changes… Maybe your Will should too
Marriages, children, new investments, grandchildren, a newly empty nest, moving, retirement and other life changes can affect your Will.

October 26th, 2021
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Bold Kere

Will Planning for New Canadians
Navigating Wills and and Estates can be challenging for everyone. It can be especially difficult if you are new to Canada and are less familiar with the terminology and the requirements.

November 9th, 2021
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
Chantel Gibbs

Thoughtful Will Planning for those
remarried or in blended families

Blending families and finances can become complex but good planning can help ensure that your Will reflects your new situation while ensuring that every person, situation and asset is considered.

November 25th, 2021
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Greta Luimes

Planning to change the world
There’s more than one way to give. In fact, good planning and understanding your options can help you give strategically and generously.

January 20th, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson & Akua Carmichael

Your Will, your executor and what you all need to know
It is important that both you and your executor understand the key elements of a Will, the role and responsibilities of an executor and the strategies that can be used to avoid taxes and fees while also ensuring your Will reflects you, your life and your faith.

February 22nd, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Abraham Somavarapha

What you need to know about RRSP’s and your Will
RRSP’s may be an excellent way to save for retirement but what happens when some of those savings remain behind? Many think that they can be simply rolled over to the children but unfortunately much would go the government in taxes first.

March 22nd, 2022
3pm Eastern/12 noon Pacific
Lorne Jackson

Promoting Family Harmony in Wills and Planning
Everyone needs Will. Whether you have a little or a lot, it is important that you have a Will that not only plans for your stuff but also makes a statement about your faith, your values and wishes. Unfortunately, sometimes the process can be difficult.

April 21st, 2022
6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific
Chantel Gibbs

Planning Well for your Business
What are the specific planning items for business owners and why is it important to have a plan? This might include a shareholder agreement to address death, disability, dispute, divorce, or departure of a shareholder. It might include thinking through an exit plan ahead of time. Are there potential buyers of the shares or will the business be wound up on death or retirement? A plan is key.

April 26th, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Rev. Ray Borg

Money and Discipleship
Many people are experiencing financial challenges, such as debt, a frustrating job, or inadequate savings. The Bible has a lot to say about money. Indeed, the Bible is a blueprint for managing your finances. In this webinar hosted by our partners at Advisors with Purpose, we will discover the profound impact handling money has on your relationship with God.

May 10th, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Abraham Somavarapha

Considering your options – Will Planning for Singles
Will planning is important for everyone and those who are unmarried, divorced or widowed could have unique situations and decisions to consider.

May 26th, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Abraham Somavarapha

No heirs? Options for planning your estate
So much information about Wills and Estate Planning involves strategies and tools for those with heirs. However, it is important that everyone has a Will that reflects their lives and faith and those without heirs have many opportunities to consider.

June 7th, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson

How does foreign property affect my Will in Canada
Many Canadians have vacation or investment properties outside of Canada. There are some specific things you need to know about planning for them in your Will.

For more information about their ministry, visit www.advisorswithpurpose.ca or contact them toll-free at 1-866-336-3315.

If you would like to make an appointment to speak with an advisor, click here.

Not sure if an Estate Plan is right for you?

Visit The Giving Gateway to create your own personal and confidential giving plan for your Estate in under 30 minutes!

YFC Canada Foundation Leadership

Brian Girvan

Brian Girvan

Secretary/Treasurer

Brian is no stranger to Youth for Christ. He has served on the National Board of YFC Canada as Treasurer for the past 16 years. Brian has been employed with Burke & Company Limited for over 16 years as their Senior Consultant, Executive Vice President.

Before moving to Burke & Company Brian was Controller, Treasurer and CFO of Campus Crusade for Christ (Power to Change) 1995 to 2003. During his time at Campus Crusade he was part of the team that created the Campus Crusade for Christ Foundation.

Brian holds Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and has been certified as a Chartered Accountant since 2003. Brian is also currently working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner.

Brian became a Christian through the ministry of Youth for Christ in 1983 and is passionate about our mission. Brian loves spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife Lori for 28 Years and they have three children.

Bob Irwin

Bob Irwin

Member

Over thirty years’ experience in managing high tech small business companies. Includes technical expertise in system development, programming and product implementation.

He is currently owner of Irwin Investment Properties in the Waterloo area.

Bob is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and for over 30 years, Bob was founder and president of Tulsar Canada Ltd. In Kitchener, Ontario.

He is passionate about his family, faith and Youth for Christ.

Maureen Pryce

Maureen Pryce

Member

Maureen has worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).  Prior to her role with YFC Maureen was the Development Director for Toronto City Mission. 

Since 2013 Maureen has served with for Youth for Christ Canada (YFC), she started as the Director of HR & Partner Development and moved into the Director of Operations role in 2018. Maureen is also part of the Youth for Christ Canada Leadership Team.

Foundation Administration

As the administrative staff for the foundation, we are here to serve you. How can we help you today?

Mark Beattie
Mark Beattie serves as CFO for the Foundation. mark.beattie@yfc.ca

Maureen Pryce
Maureen currently serves in partnership communications for the foundation. She is available to contact for general inquiries. 1.800.899.9322 Ext 212 / info@yfccf.org

Contact us

Youth for Christ Canada Foundation
Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) Charity # 809311038RR0001

Mailing Address
#308 – 8047 199 Street
Langley, British Columbia V2Y 0E2
Canada

Toll Free: 1-800-899-9322 x212
Tel: 604-637-3400
Fax: 604-243-6992

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