Welcome to the YFC Canada Foundation

The purpose of the foundation is to support Youth for Christ / Youth Unlimited chapters in Canada & globally. This provides a donor the option of designating a gift which can be held in trust by the foundation and given 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 distributed according to the wishes of the donor to that chapter.

There is also an option of a donation from one donor that can be distributed to several different YFC chapters in Canada or globally.

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 Phone Seminars

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.

February 24th
8pm Eastern
Bill Hirtle

Understanding RRSP’s and your Will
RRSP’s are a great tool for saving but it is important that they are giving careful consideration when creating your Will. Here, you will hear about how registered investments are treated at the end of life and strategies for ensuring that they are used well.

March 24
3pm Eastern
Ray Borg

Your money counts – A biblical perspective on finances
Many people are experiencing financial challenges, such as debt, a frustrating job, or inadequate savings The Bible has a lot to say about money. There are, in fact, over 2,350 verses that address everything you need to know about handling money. Indeed, the Bible is a blueprint for managing your finances. We will  discover the profound impact handling money has on your relationship with God.

April 28th
3pm Eastern
Lorne Jackson

Knowledge is Power – Knowing what you need to know about Will Planning
Having a plan is just a good idea. It ensures that you have all the correct information, helps you consider the options, allows you to work out your decisions and know exactly what you will be doing before you sit down to write your Will.

May 26
8pm Eastern
Cindy Byker

Your Farm and Estate Planning – Create your farm legacy
As a farmer, you’ve worked hard to build your business and you want to ensure that it is stewarded well whether the next generation succeeds you or whether you sell to others.

This webinar will help you consider the specific estate planning needs of those in farming.

June 16
3pm Eastern
Lorne Jackson

After the faith decision – the rest is stewardship
A personal journey story of life, faith, grace and learning generosity. 

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

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

Ron Bales

Ron Bales

Chariperson

Ron Bales is an Engineer from University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard.

He worked for almost 30 years for Alcan (a Canadian-based multinational aluminum company) primarily in finance, general management and corporate planning. The Alcan years included six years in South America (Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro) and terms as Vice President Corporate Planning and Vice President New Business Development of the parent company in Montreal.

His last assignment was to create an Automotive Casting Division for North America. Ron has been a member of Anglican parishes in Montreal, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Milton, Ontario and is currently attending Christ The King (ANiC) in Toronto.

He served on the Boards of Directors of Emmanuel Christian School and Christian Direction, Inc., both in Montreal.

He and Pam now live in Oakville, Ontario, near their four grandchildren.

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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