Grant Approved by Stronger Together

Dundas, Ont -- Stronger Together 2016 has awarded a $20,000 grant to support a two-day event to equip community based researchers on CHEC campuses, strengthen the network of researchers and increase their capacity to do research projects to benefit the Christian community (churches, ministry organizations and local Christian communities).  


"CHEC is pleased to participate in this new project that will augment the capacity of our members and their faculty to assist churches and ministry organizations in their sphere of influence."  said Justin Cooper, executive director of CHEC.   

Crandall University served as lead on behalf of CHEC. 

"This grant opens new avenues for CHEC, its members and faculty to work with churches, ministry organizations and others in the Christian community to enhance their service and outreach." said Bruce Fawcett, president of Crandall University.

Rich Janzen of the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR)  will lead a planning group made up of faculty on a dozen CHEC campuses who will work toward an event in November 2017.

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CHEC (Christian Higher Education Canada, Inc) is a non-profit association of Christ-centred higher education institutions, based in Dundas, Ontario. Members include 34 fully accredited, degree-granting institutions representing a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate Christian higher education within Canada, and serving over 16,500 students. The mission of CHEC 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. Christian Higher Education Canada, Inc. qualifies for tax-exempt status as a registered charity under paragraph 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act. View our current websites and initiatives at and

For more information or an interview contact: Justin D. Cooper, Executive Director Christian Higher Education Canada