Steinbach, Manitoba – April 12, 2010 - Christian Higher Education Canada executive director, Al Hiebert, is pleased to announce that the association serving 34 Christian post-secondary institutions has been granted charitable status by the Canada Revenue Agency effective January 2010. The designation is based on CHEC's benefit to the community by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of other registered charities within it's organization, and because it advances the Christian faith by increasing the public's knowledge of Christian post-secondary education programs.
"This is a huge break-through answer to prayer. Charitable foundations and individuals are now free to help us achieve our vital goals. The future of Christian higher education in our country is brighter now," Hiebert stated.
CHEC brings benefits to members by providing planning and structuring expertise, and consulting and training on operational and management issues, such as financial management, human resources and fundraising.
"This marks the next step in the development of CHEC as an organization supporting Christian higher education in Canada. We are thankful that God has seen fit to bless us with charitable status as we seek to serve him by serving our member institutions," stated Dr. Stanley Porter, Chair of the Board of CHEC and President of McMaster Divinity College.
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For more information contact:
Dr. Al Hiebert
Christian Higher Education Canada
CHEC is a non-profit association of higher education institutions, based in Steinbach, MB. Members include 34 institutions (with a yearly enrolment figure of over 17,000 students) representing a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate Christian higher education within Canada working together to further the CHEC mission. CHEC's mission is to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of Christian higher education at member schools, including fostering institutional cooperation, and to raise public awareness of the value of Christian higher education in Canada.
View our current websites and initiatives at www.checanada.ca, www.checusout.ca and www.ccufairs.ca.