The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada

Connection to Canadian Foodgrains Bank

When you give, your contribution can be credited to The Christian Missionary Alliance in Canada account. The Christian Missionary Alliance determines how those funds, and any Government of Canada matching funds, will be used.

The Christian and Missionary Alliance receives requests for food from its overseas partners. Each request is reviewed to ensure the food and support provided will improve the lives of the people receiving the assistance – in both the short and long terms.

Once planning is complete (including details to ensure safe and reliable delivery), Canadian Foodgrains Bank arranges the purchase and shipping of the food. The Christian and Missionary Alliance often works together with other Foodgrains Bank church members on shipments.

The Christian and Missionary Alliance has been a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank since 1983.


The church was founded in the 1870s by Albert Simpson in the United States and John Salmon in Canada who felt the need to minister to the “least, last and lost”. Their passion was for the souls of the poor and neglected masses at home and abroad.

Compelled by a sense of urgency to take the gospel message to all nations, Simpson and Salmon organized The Christian and Missionary Alliance. A Toronto medical student by the name of Dr. William Cassidy, became the first ordained missionary in the new mission society. Although he died of small-pox enroute to China, Cassidy’s death sparked an evangelical movement among members of the other churches.

The church became a major evangelical movement on both sides of the border in the 1920s and 1930s as saddle-bag preachers visited the homesteads of the West, and as evangelists conducting campaigns in the East.

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