Careforce Village of Hope: A Brief Report

Karl GingerichBurkina Faso Village of Hope, Careforce, Updates

Careforce International’s Village of Hope, located in Burkina Faso, is a place for orphaned and impoverished children to receive education, healthcare, and foundational Christian instruction. In 2013, more than 400 children attended the school, thanks to the generosity of Careforce donors. Gavin Hayes, Village of Hope’s Canadian Champion, visited the Village in 2014 and shared the story of his experience … Read More

Careforce CFPC Luncheon: You Are Invited!

Karl GingerichBurkina Faso - CFPC, Careforce, Updates

Roger and Chris Bast, CFPC Vocational Training Centre program leaders, will be visiting Canada this spring and will be hosting a luncheon. In addition to a delicious meal, attendees will be able to hear the Basts share about their experience and work in Burkina Faso and have the opportunity to financially support the work. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: … Read More

First Year of Interns Forging Ahead With Important Work

iTeams CanadaImpact Kenya PACE, Impact Programs, Updates

The Forge Internship is a new initiative of International Teams Canada, specifically designed for graduates with knowledge and passion in international development. The 8-month program, which launched in September 2014, gives emerging leaders the opportunity to integrate their faith with their vocation while making a major contribution to International Teams Canada’s transformational development programs. Greg Reader, iTeams Canada’s Learning and … Read More

Generous Donors Help Solve PACE’s Water Woes

iTeams CanadaImpact Kenya PACE, Impact Programs, Updates

The availability of clean water can be a real challenge or a source of joy for developing countries. At the PACE Academy in Kenya, it has been both. Phillip Sheldon, Canadian champion for Impact Kenya-PACE, says that the construction of a new girls’ dormitory has been greeted with a lot of excitement, especially surrounding the indoor showers. “The 100 female … Read More

A Time of Transition for Welcome Home

iTeams CanadaUpdates

After a decade of welcoming and caring for refugees in Waterloo Region, Welcome Home Refugee Housing Community is entering a time of transition. Thanks to the ongoing support and generosity of donors, church partners, and committed volunteers, over 200 refugees have received shelter, friendship, and assistance as they settle into their new lives in Canada. However, due to the sale … Read More

Thank You – Your Support Has Changed Lives

iTeams CanadaCity Connexions, City Connexions Winnipeg, General, Impact Ecuador, Impact Kenya PACE, Impact Kenya-Shangilia, Impact Programs, Impact Romania, Impact Rwanda, Impact Southern Sudan, Impact Zambia, TrueCity, TrueCity Hamilton, Updates

Each year, amazing stories happen in our programs all around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2014. None of this would be possible without your steadfast financial and prayer support. Thank you! Impact Rwanda Once economically vulnerable and living on the edge of poverty, the women of J Lynn’s Bakery now have steady employment in a family-like … Read More

Interns in Action: Stories from Kenya – PACE

iTeams CanadaImpact Kenya PACE, Impact Programs, Updates

Three of the interns from the new Forge internship program are currently living and working in Kenya, in order to gather information that will enable International Teams Canada to better understand and describe the context in which PACE is working, and the difference that is being made. Stephanie sent an update on how the first half of their trip has … Read More

Back 2 School to Transform a Life and Community

iTeams CanadaUpdates

Education, more than anything else, has the power to change a life. Our program leaders care about education because they have witnessed firsthand how children and adults who receive an education have broader opportunities for life and career. The ability to earn an income allows them to provide for their families of origin as well as their own children and spouses, … Read More

La Jornada Gives Street Kids a Second Chance

iTeams CanadaImpact Bolivia, Updates

Street kids in Bolivia grow up believing they are disposable, invisible, insignificant, and unloved. Many have ended up on the street as a result of addiction or abuse. After being released from the system at age 18, they can become trapped in the same cycle of poverty as their parents, unable to support themselves beyond a very basic level. Some … Read More

Vocational Training School to Change Lives in Rural Zambia

iTeams CanadaImpact Programs, Impact Zambia, Updates, Widows

Construction has begun on a vocational training centre in Zambia, a life-changing project that has its roots in a simple sewing machine. Lianti Muller, Impact Zambia’s Canadian champion, shares that when her mother Griet visited Zambia in 2001, she met a woman named Dorothy Musanda, who asked Griet to teach her how to use a sewing machine that had been … Read More