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.