YFC Family Characteristics
Youth for Christ Steinbach operates under the umbrella of YFC Canada, but functions as an individual registered charity with Revenue Canada (BN132943721RP0001) fully responsible for our own programming, staffing and funding.
YFC Canada is structured as an association of chapter ministries each receiving their "charter" from the National Office of YFC Canada in Surrey, BC. Each of the 24 chapters has an independent board of directors and has achieved charitable status through the offices of CRA in Ottawa. Each chapter is led by an Executive Director who is recruited and employed by the local Chapter Board. Chapter ministries are commissioned to serve the youth of their area through locally approved programs which conform to the international standards and philosophy of YFC International. YFC Chapters are encouraged to broaden their area work through the development of satellite operations in communities within their sphere of influence. There are currently 51 satellites in Canada under chapter leadership.
The National Office of YFC Canada exists to serve the local Chapters through the development of a national vision and strategic plan as well as the provision of common services. The National Director is responsible to a National Board of Directors and gives leadership to the movement through the Executive Directors at the Chapter level.
Youth For Christ Steinbach was birthed in 1989 from a collaborative effort of the Steinbach Association of Youth Leaders, and over time has evolved and matured in its mandate to address the needs of the whole person. YFC is a community organization dedicated to serving young people and families in the local community. YFC addresses social needs, teen issues, physical needs, employment needs, health and well-being, and spiritual needs. YFC assists teens and families moving through difficult life situations, assisting teens as they mature and develop, and upholds or creates the home environment as needed. Youth for Christ holds to the vision of "creating a community of Hope, where no young person goes hungry; spiritually, emotionally, physically or relationally".
WE CARE ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE
YFC services are available to all young people. Teenagers naturally seek friendship, support and fun. Happily, we are able to offer the encouragement, direction and counseling that comes from authentic and real youth opportunities.