Yes. We have staff in Winnipeg, Waterloo and Vancouver as well as knowledgeable volunteer presents across Canada. Contact us.
Are you a registered charity?
Yes. We have been a federally registered organization since 1946. Our Canada Revenue Agency charity registration number is 106863038RR0001.
Where do you get your funding?
We have received funding through public donations, provincial and federal grants, and the two main national Lutheran churches in Canada: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and Lutheran Church–Canada.
What are your administration costs?
Our administration costs are impressively low, at only four percent. Eighty-five cents of every dollar you donate is used towards global support. We spend much less on advertising and campaigning than other agencies. Education and public engagement costs are 11 per cent. (Numbers are from the 2014-15 fiscal year).
I have purchased a gift from the Gifts from the Heart catalogue. How do I find out which individual/community will receive my gift?
CLWR's community development work is undertaken in countries in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Stories of how programming is helping make life better in communities in these countries can be found in our blog, Partnership newsletter, news briefs, Annual Reports and on our website.
While CLWR would like to be able to pair each donor's gift with a specific individual or community in which we are working, this is not possible for a variety of reasons:
Please note that where donations exceed what is needed for a particular purpose, funds will be redirected to where they are needed most.
Have other questions? We'd be happy to speak with you. Contact us.