WHO WE ARE
We are a Christian mission organization and registered charity,
committed to sharing Jesus with Ontario's children since 1939.
Most of Ontario's children have no idea there is a God who loves them so much He sent His Son to die for them. They have little or no understanding of who Jesus is. At CEFOntario our mission is to evangelize boys and girls with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God, and establish them in the local church for Christian living.
We are concerned about more than 2 million Ontario children who don't attend church - who are growing up with no real Christian influence. Sharing the love of Jesus with those children is our priority. For the past 75 years, we have worked alongside hundreds of Bible-believing churches across Ontario to reach the children in their local communities. We do that throughout the year in weekly club programs known as Good News Clubs, as well as in monthly clubs designed especially for Ontario's at-risk children, known as Slingshot Saturday.
We share Jesus during the summer months when we send teams of trained Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) missionaries across Ontario to conduct week-long VBS programs or backyard clubs known as "5 Day Clubs". We also conduct a full summer of camping programs, called Camp Good News (CGN). Our camps are mostly for the children who attend Slingshot Saturday, as well as other children who would be identified as at risk from our Good News Clubs.
Ontario's child population is very diverse. Children come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. They come in many shades of colour. In their homes, there are many languages spoken, and a variety of different faiths are represented. We want to minister to all of these children. That is our mission.
The Bible is our foundation
Prayer is our priority
Teamwork is our approach
Excellence is our goal | Colossians 3:23
Reaching children is our passion | Matthew 18:14
Supporting the Church is our calling
Read our Statement of Faith.
CEFOntario is proud to be affiliated with CEF International, a global ministry founded in 1937 and now one of the largest evangelistic outreaches to children in the world.
CEF's reach has multiplied over the decades. Since 2010, over 75 000 Good News Clubs have operated around the world. In 2017, over 23 million children were reached, 8 million children were counselled for salvation, and 364 000 teachers were trained to minister to children.
In the past 83 years of ministry, CEF has reached an estimate of
over 223 million children with the gospel.
We are also an associate of CEF Canada, and part of a family of CEF ministries reaching children throughout the various Canadian provinces.
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with Ontario's children
We are part of a global ministry to see boys and girls around the world come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
CEF AROUND THE WORLD
Ministering to millions of children each year in more than 180 countries.