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 27th, 2022
8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific
Abraham Somavarapha

If you are reading this, you are likely not too young

You may think you are too young for a Will or estate planning but that’s most likely not true. If you have a bank account, have RRSP’s, own some stocks or bitcoin, own a home, have children or are married or common-law then you probably should think about getting something in place. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Our partners at Advisors with Purpose are hosting a webinar that will speak specifically about why a Will is important and the consequences of not having one, taxation of the various investments and strategies to avoid them, guardianship of children, the choice of executors and the steps you can take to get it done.

October 27th, 2022
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson

Beyond the Basics

Whether you already have a Will or not, this webinar is for you. Lorne will demonstrate how planning well for your Will can make all the difference. He will cover ownership of foreign property, the use of trusts in your Will, choosing effective executors, suggestions for how to avoid family conflict, the need for Power of Attorney, RRSPs and options for legacy giving. This webinar will offer you the information you need to go beyond the basics.

November 29th, 2022
8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific
Bold Kere

Will Planning for New Canadians

Navigating Wills 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. You are invited to join us for a webinar hosted by Advisors with Purpose that will help you better understand and plan for your Will with special consideration to those who are first generation Canadians.

January 26th, 2023
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson

Your Will as a Love Letter

Creating a Will can be like writing a love letter. Thinking through your options, making good choices and considering those you love can say more to them than you may think. Having your things in order is one way to let your family and heirs know that you love them enough to not burden them with making decisions on their own during their time of grief.

What will your love letter say? Will it share your hopes and dreams for those you love? Will it speak of your faith and values? Will it share your heart for generosity? Our partners at Advisors with Purpose are hosting a webinar that will discuss the importance of choosing the right executor, powers of attorney and having a living will/personal directive. He will be providing explanations on trusts, on how to speak with your family members and on some of the best ways to share with your family and heirs.

February 28th, 2023
8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific
Ray Borg 

Money & Your Discipleship Journey

Many of us struggle with money and feel like we never get ahead. We find it difficult to balance between our wants, our needs and our desire to do well. Yet, Jesus called us to live counter-culturally. He calls His people out of the world’s systems and narrative to have a Godly perspective. Jesus wants us to walk in freedom and lays out the guidelines to do so.

Join Advisors with Purpose as we explore together what the Bible has to say about Jesus’ teaching on finances and how our perspective and use of money can affect our walk with the Lord.

March 30th, 2023
3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson

Setting your House in Order – Estate Planning for Senior Adults

More than 60% of families have done little to no planning but it’s not too late to set up a plan. You may or may not have a Will but is it up to date and complete? Have you chosen a good executor and are they prepared for the job? Have you considered options for how to transfer your assets to your children or heirs in a way that is best for both of you? Have you considered the tax implications of registered assets and planned for those? Have you considered leaving charitable gifts in your Will? Have you spoken to your family about your choices, and do they know your wishes?

Our partners at Advisors with Purpose are hosting this webinar for people over 70 that will help you answer these questions and more. You can join online or by phone. Register by clicking the link or by sending an email to register@advisorswithpurpose.ca or calling 1-866-336-3315.

April 27th, 2023
8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific
Chantel Gibbs

Not just your principal residence – planning well for investment properties

Planning for your principal residence may be simple but perhaps you own a vacation property, a foreign property, a rental unit, undeveloped land, or other investment properties. How do you plan well for those in your Will? Our partners at Advisors with Purpose are hosting a webinar that will examine the tax implications and challenges of property and how they can be best handled in your Will and Estate plan.

May 25th, 2023
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
Lorne Jackson and Abraham Somovarapha

The joy of generosity – the what, why and how of planned giving

You’ve seen the ads, read the stories and watched the commercials about legacy giving but are unsure what it means and how it’s done and whether it is the right thing to do. In this webinar hosted by our partners at Advisors with Purpose, two advisors of different generations will answer those questions and explain the difference your generosity can make not only for the recipients but for you as well.

June 20th, 2023
8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm 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. You are invited to join us for a webinar hosted by Advisors with Purpose that will present solutions and ideas that need to be addressed.

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

Chairperson

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.

Guy Freeman

Guy Freeman

Member

Guy Freeman is Executive Director at YFC | Youth Unlimited Kawartha.

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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