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Last year we celebrated that over 1,000,000 people in Canada have experienced Alpha! We are excited to see this number continue to grow, as we spent 2019 focused on inspiring and equipping churches to build a culture of evangelism in their communities.
Pastor Dave is founding Senior Pastor with his wife, Cheryl, of Coastal Church, a multi-campus church in Vancouver. Coastal Church has been hosting Alpha 3 times a year regularly since 1996 at the Downtown Campus, and at each of the new campuses that they have opened.
Jim brings a strong financial background to the Board. Jim’s faith came alive on Alpha. He is a businessman and has a special heart for the work of Alpha in prisons.
John has invited many friends and family on Alpha and seen their lives transformed and also sits on the Alpha International Board, bringing a global perspective to the work of Alpha Canada.
Fr. James is the former Priest of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax where they have been running Alpha 3 X’s a year since 2011. He is also the author of Divine Renovation: From A Maintenance To A Missional Parish, as well as the founder of Divine Renovation Ministry.
Prior to his current role as a Private Wealth Advisor with Raintree Financial Solutions Art worked as Pastor of Outreach for Beulah Alliance church for over 8 years. He also was involved in Edmonton as a lead pastor in a church plant for 8 years. In both settings and since he has participated in running around 40 Alpha courses in church, community and workplace settings.
Paula founded HALO in 2015, and since then has worked with a wide range of not-for-profit organizations to maximize the impact of their marketing and fundraising strategies. Prior to that, she held executive roles with organizations including Plan International and SickKids Foundation. Paula has led Alpha programs or four years.
Danielle’s aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. She has established Justice Departments for The Salvation Army, launched Global anti-trafficking initiatives, and created new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently. Danielle has hosted Alpha in her home and her church many times over the past 20 years.
Vijay Krishnan is the Lead Pastor of The Well, a community church, one church with three congregations in the north GTA. After studying business at Queen’s University, Vijay worked in the Toronto business community for 10 years doing CPG and Retail marketing. During that time, he helped launch Upper Room Community Church (now the Well), and in 2009 transitioned into the Lead Pastor role. Vijay is passionate about seeing the unchurched, de-churched and post-everything people of the GTA come to know and love Jesus. Vijay, his wife Jenn and their three boys are thrilled to be in ministry in the local church.
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy(AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Alpha Canada, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of Alpha Canada’s mission, of the way the Alpha intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on Alpha Canada’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to Alpha Canadas’ most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of Alpha Canada or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that Alpha Canada may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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