Policy For Designated Donations

What's the policy for designated donations?

Spending of funds is confined to board approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards a board approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.

About Us

What is International Needs Canada?

International Needs Canada is the Canadian affiliate of International Needs Inc.— a worldwide partnership of Christian organizations supporting each other to transform lives, families and communities.

International Needs Canada is committed to helping communities in the developing world reach their full potential through development initiatives, and child sponsorship programs. In collaboration with national and international partners, we foster justice, peace and hope in communities devastated by civil conflict, poverty and disease.

International Needs Canada was founded (simultaneously with International Needs Inc.) in 1974 when Ray Harrison, then World Director of Youth For Christ International, attending the World Conference on Evangelism in Lausanne, Switzerland, was inspired to initiate a wider form of development ministry that partners Christian “nationals” around the world. This revolutionary concept positioned International Needs as a pioneer. Because this approach has been so successful, it is now an accepted standard for reaching the world with the message of love and strategies for moving from poverty to prosperity.

How does International Needs work?

International Needs Canada works in partnership with other nationally based International Needs organizations, non-governmental-organizations (NGO's) and local governing bodies to establish hope and sustainability in communities in the developing world. We empower men and women of faith with the knowledge and tools they need to lead their communities toward a future of hope. Our country directors work closely with each community, identifying their core needs while also establishing trust with local officials and tribal leaders. Through these relationships, International Needs Canada is able to establish lasting community programs, church partnerships and child sponsorship modules that ensure a bright future for thousands of families each year.

How many countries does International Needs Canada work in?
International Needs Canada currently collaborates directly on specific initiatives with 10 of the 35 countries in which International Needs Inc. operates. Our ministry stretches from the slums in growing cities to remote villages in rural communities of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

What is International Needs charitable registration number?

Our Canadian charitable registration number is # 12994 3072 RR0001

Is International Needs a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities?

Yes. As a registered charity under the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, International Needs Canada is committed to financial accountability, integrity and faithfully following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information please contact us at:
Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
Email: info@internationalneeds.ca
Address:  230-1119 Fennell Ave E., • Hamilton • Ontario, Canada • L8T 1S2

How do I change my contact information?

You may change your contact information by calling us toll free at 1-888-702-9805 or emailing us at info@internationalneeds.ca.

Church Support

How can I partner with a church?

If you church is interested in partnering with a local church in the developing world, please contact us and an International Needs Canada representative will discuss partnership opportunities with you.

What does my partnership involve?

When you partner with a local church in the developing world you are able to invest both financially and spiritually in the well-being of an entire community. Your partnership will provide church leaders with the encouragement and tools they need to provide inspired, transformational leadership to their congregations.


When I give a general donation to International Needs how is my money used?

When you give your monthly sponsorship gift, the money is sent directly to the community to care for your sponsored child. If you are donating to a specific project, we use your gift to accomplish the specific tasks in that project. There are many undesignated needs in our communities, so you are also able to give to where help is most needed.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. International Needs issues cumulative tax receipts at the end of the giving year.

How do I make a donation?

You can make a donation online by visiting our Donate page or through each giving opportunity listed under Ways to Give. You can give to as many projects and support as many sponsored children as you like. After confirming your donation details you will be taken to a secure page where you can enter your credit card information.

You can also send your gift to us through the mail, by credit card or by cheque. If you would like a personal visit from an International Needs team member, please call us. We would be happy to share our vision with you. If you would like us to present our work at your church, please don't hesitate to call. We would love to share dramatic stories of justice renewed!

Do I need to have an International Needs online account to make a donation?

No, you do not need to have an online account to make a donation. However you may choose to have an account automatically generated for you when you make a donation for the first time.

Will my personal information be secure?

Yes. Your personal information will be protected while in transit on the internet through a 128-bit SSL encryption. A similar method is used by banks and other financial institutions' websites to ensure both security and confidentiality of user information.


How does International Needs choose the projects they support?

Through trusted relationships with our directors in countries where we work, International Needs is able to establish strategies for community sustainability through agricultural, social, and economic initiatives. Our country directors are responsible for identifying the core needs of each community, drafting proposals for projects and submitting these reports to our international office.

After reviewing each project, International Needs provides our office in Canada with a list of projects that require funding. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, International Needs Canada is able to supply communities in need with the resources, planning and training they need to establish a future of hope.

How are funds distributed to each project?

Our country directors oversee each project in their regions, ensuring that your gifts are used in the most effective way possible. Each project is run by a team of local ministry workers and community leaders who collectively carry out each phase of approved community projects.

How can I support a project?

To donate to a project simply select the project you want to support from the project list and select 'donate'. From here you can choose the amount you want to donate as well as add other projects to support.

May I support more than one project at a time?

Yes. You may support as many projects as you wish.

About Us

International Needs Canada is a charitable Christian organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.

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International Needs Canada

Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001